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When the World is Aflame

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Cemex Auditorium

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In these times of global turmoil, join a conversation with four international affairs experts to confront some of the most difficult issues we face today in a special OpenXChange event: "When the World is Aflame" on Tuesday, Mar. 1, at 7 pm in Cemex Auditorium. From immigration and the refugee crisis to the presidential conversation on foreign policy, Russia, democracy and the Middle East, a building shift to extreme polarization and the demonization of certain groups is being reflected in diminishing compassion for others, setting the stage for increasing unrest and conflict. Former Washington Post Jerusalem Bureau Chief and Middle East Correspondent Janine Zacharia will moderate a discussion with three of Stanford’s most seasoned diplomats and scholars to consider the crucial role of the university in a fragmented world and the way forward in fixing a multitude of broken systems.  Stanford Professors Condoleezza Rice, Jeremy Weinstein and Mike McFaul will tackle some of the thorniest issues of the day in a gripping conversation with Janine Zacharia, then respond to audience questions and comments for what will be a compelling look at the ever-expanding challenges of the 21st century landscape.
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OpenXChange extends special thanks to our many campus event co-sponsors: Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE), Office of Community Engagement & Diversity, Diversity & First Generation Office, El Centro Chicano Y Latino, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), GSB Government & Politics Club, Haas Center for Public Service, International Undergraduate Community (IUC), The Jewish Student Association (JSA), Native American Cultural Center, Office for Religious Life, School of Humanities and Sciences, Society for International Affairs, Stanford Amnesty International Chapter, Stanford Association for International Development (SAID), Stanford in Government, The Stanford Political Journal, Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE), Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE)

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OpenXChange in partnership with KQED
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