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E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues

A cooperative project of the Cooper Foundation and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues began in 1988 as part of a mission to promote better understanding of world events and issues by Nebraskans. This (audio-only) podcast is updated the day after a lecture in the series is given.

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The year 2008 offered unprecedented opportunities for Chinese and Anglophone Internet users to communicate. They were standing nose to virtual nose, but they were not by any means seeing eye-to-eye. Using the Internet as a starting point, Kaiser Kuo delves into a number of issues at the heart of dis...

28 Jan 2010

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Once a sleeping giant, today China is the world's fastest growing economy--a dramatic turn-around that alarms many Westerners. Shirk's 2007 book, "China: Fragile Superpower," explored the troubling paradox faced by China's leaders: the more developed and prosperous the country becomes, the more inse...

28 Jan 2010

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Bruce Babbitt was Governor of Arizona from 1978-87 and Attorney General of Arizona from 1975-78. As governor, he brought environmental and resource management to the forefront in the state. He negotiated and steered to passage the Arizona Groundwater Management Act of 1980, which remains the most co...

23 Apr 2008

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Chuck Hagel served two terms in the United States Senate, from 1997-2009, representing the state of Nebraska. He served as chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and the Senate Climate Change Observer Group. He is currently a distinguished professor at Georgetown University and...

11 Nov 2010

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Christine Todd Whitman is president of the Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm specializing in energy and environmental issues. She is also the author of "It's My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America," which was a New York Times bestseller. Whitman served in...

15 Oct 2010

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