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Africa–China Economic Relations

David Dollar is a senior fellow with the Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development programs in the John L. Thornton China Center. He is a leading expert on China's economy and US-China economic relations. From 2009 to 2013 he was the US Treasury's economic and financial emissary to China. In that capacity he facilitated the economic and financial policy dialogue between the US and China.

The development of a new, stable and longer-term partnership featuring equality and mutual benefit between China and African countries. Whereas China seeks resources for its growing population, African countries are in need of investors to generate economic growth. But while the Sino-African relationship has generated excitement, panic, disappointment and uncertainty, and not just from Africans but from the whole international community.

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Conflicts: There Consequences and the means to Managing and Resolving Them

Cynthia G. Irmer talks with Joe Grieboski about Conflict on a global and personal level.

Dr. Irmer is a conflict specialist and attorney. As a Sr. Conflict Prevention Officer with the US Department of State's office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization, she leads inter-agency teams conducting conflict analyses in pre- and post-conflict countries, collaborates with interagency planning teams to promote prevention and mitigation of conflict and provides training for US Government users of an interagency conflict analysis methodology. She has designed and implemented projects to mitigate conflicts within and among communities, governments, and opposition forces through mediation, facilitated dialogue and other "alternative dispute resolution" techniques in Europe, the US, SE Asia and Africa.

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Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama

Ross, who served most notably as President Clinton's special envoy to the Middle East, has produced a work that is simultaneously comprehensive, quite fair-minded and somewhat ponderous. As the subtitle suggests, this is not a history of Arab-­Israeli peace efforts per se, but rather of the evolution of Israeli-American diplomatic relations — except these two matters are so inextricably linked as to pose an almost semantic difference. Because of that linkage, and because of American fears of repercussions from Arab nations should they appear too cozy with Israel, those relations have not always been as close as one might assume.
While President Truman famously recognized Israel just 11 minutes after its declaration of statehood in 1948, he and his immediate successors assumed a decidedly cautious approach. It wasn't until 1962, 14 years after Israel's founding, that the Kennedy administration approved the first arms sale to the Jewish state — and purely defensive weapons at that — and not until 1964 that an Israeli prime minister was accorded the honor of an official White House visit. While Ross enumerates a number of factors leading to the steady strengthening of ties between the two nations, certainly a crucial one was the deepening of the Cold War and the Balkanization of the region into rival Soviet and American camps. www.amazon.com/
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The State of Politics

Joe talks with Dr. Elizabeth Randol about where is the state of Politics today in the US..

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Ari Eisenstat is the 27-year old CEO and Founder of DRÆM VENTURES, an idea-stage impact venture fund with the mission of funding the next generation of socially, environmentally, and technologically conscious entrepreneurs. DRÆM VENTURES takes the micro-finance model and applies it to venture capital principles. With 12 startups seeded, the fund's vision is to invest in 1,000 social enterprises by 2020.

Ari is also an International Chamber of Commerce representative for the United Nations, and member of the UN Working Group for Youth and Gender Equality. He is the cofounder of the "U.N.trepreneurship Initiative" which connects entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs across sectors to innovate for the 2030 UN Global Goals. Reflecting a life mission to develop a new generation of conscious businesses and entrepreneurs devoted to impact investing, Ari regularly delivers the DRÆMATHON Social Venture Creation Workshop to students to some of the world's leading universities, such as Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, MIT and NYU and mentors startups with top incubator and accelerator programs. draemventures.com

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The Ongoing Crises in Syria (part 1)

Joe talks with Abu Moutasem and the truth about the Syria civil War, the Syrian people and the refugees.

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The Ongoing Crises in Syria (part 2)

Joe talks with Dr. Abed Ayoub on the groing need of help for the Syrian people and the Refugees.

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The Ongoing Crises in Syria (part 3)

Joe talks with Ahmad Al Ahmar a refugee of Syria living in Jordan. Ahmad gives us a first hand look at what life has and is like living as a refugee. 

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The Ongoing Crises in Syria (part 4)

Joe talks with Congressman Russell about Americas stand on the Crises in Syria and how we are helping the refugees.

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Religious Freedom In America Today

Today we talk with Nick Little about religious freedom in America, and its ever changing concept here in America  Nick Little is the legal director of the Center for Inquiry, based out of Washington, D.C. After his education at Oxford University and the University of Warwick in the U.K., Nick moved to the United States and received a law degree from Vanderbilt University. Nick successfully represented an apostate from the Middle East, who faced deportation to and execution in his native Sudan for the crime of converting away from Islam.

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Islamophobia is creating a wedg of fear and division which is leading to violence. Today we will talk with Qasim Rashid about how to have an open dialogue among the people of this great nation.Qasim Rashid is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author, practicing attorney, visiting fellow at Harvard University's Prince AlWaleed bin Talal School of Islamic Studies, and national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. www.newseuminstitute.org/


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Religious Discrimination

Charles C. Haynes is vice president of the Newseum Institute / Religious Freedom Center and a senior scholar at the First Amendment Center. He writes and speaks extensively on religious liberty and religion in American public life. Haynes is the author or co-author of six books, including First Freedoms: A Documentary History of First Amendment Rights in America, and Religion in American Public Life: Living with Our Deepest Differences. His column, Inside the First Amendment, appears in newspapers nationwide. www.newseuminstitute.org/

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