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Connectivity for the New World Order
Conventional wisdom holds that the world is getting smaller. Thanks to advances in transportation, energy and communications, people all over the world are connected to each other like never before. Previously isolated nations are now accessible to the outside world and nations economies are now dependent on those of other nations. What does this connectivity mean for the future? Will wars be fought more over supply chains than territory? Will increased connectivity make trade routes and power grids more important than borders?

Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 4:00am


Turmoil in the Middle East
Five years after the Arab Spring, how much has really changed? From Egypt to Yemen, countries once home to democratic grassroots revolutions now struggle to control political conflict and civil war. The general optimism that stemmed from Tahrir Square in 2011 has given way in many cases to sectarianism and conflict. Why did so many states fail to bring about peaceful democratic change? How have the aftereffects of the Arab Spring contributed to the rise of terrorist organizations like ISIS?

Mon, Jun 27, 2016 -- 8:00pm


The first World Affairs Council broadcast aired in October 1947. Back then, it was called "World Affairs are Your Affairs." Guests on the show included Gen. Dwight Eisenhower (July '49) and Vice President Alben Barkeley (October '49). The show ran continuously for 23 years. Today's World Affairs Council one-hour broadcast captures leading voices in politics, business, academia, media and art in candid discussions on issues concerning the world today.

Tue, Jun 28, 2016 -- 2:00am


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