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April 27 2009

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The Global Financial Crisis: the implications for city and regional planning
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LBJ Page Turners Series: Nadine Eckhardt

April 24 2009

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Imagining India - The Idea of a Renewed Nation
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Nuclear Weapons: Getting Past Russia and the NPT and on to Zero

April 23 2009

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Challenges in Civil Liberties - on Uchannel Permalink


Topical Background
In reaction to the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration enacted a series of strong counter-terrorism measures. These policies included aggressive detention procedures, extraordinary rendition of prisoners to various countries, harsh interrogation tactics, and a sweeping domestic and international surveillance policy. While these anti-terrorist policies were all pursued in the name of protecting the country, some contended that they represented a serious threat to civil liberties. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the nation's oldest and largest civil liberties organization, vigorously opposed these policies from their inception, fighting them in courtrooms and legislative bodies, with varying levels of success.

Both supporters and opponents of former President Bush are closely watching the Obama Administration to see what policies he will pursue in the ongoing war on terrorism. President Obama has already made significant changes, such as his executive order closing the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay within a year and his order prohibiting the C.I.A. from using coercive interrogation methods. Will Obama's policies in the war on terrorism be consistent with civil liberties? Can the new administration adequately protect the country from future terrorist attacks without infringing upon traditional civil liberties?

April 22 2009

April 21 2009

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UN Secretary-General Keynote: "The Imperative for a New Multilateralism"

April 20 2009

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Defending Human Rights in Times of Terror
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U.S. v. Hamdan: Military Commissions Sixty-Six Years after Quirin

April 17 2009

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The Public Domain: enclosing the commons of the mind

April 16 2009

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The Tyranny of Oil: The World`s Most Powerful Industry, and What We Must Do to Stop It

Antonia Juhascz associate fellow with the Institute for Policy Studies, a fellow with Oil Change International, and a senior analyst for Foreign Policy In Focus

(Nov 20, 2008 at the University of Chicago. Courtesy of CHIASMOS)

The author of The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time (2006), Juhasz has also written extensively on various aspects of globalization. Her articles and commentary on politics and policy have appeared in New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Petroleum Review Magazine, In These Times, and Washington Post, among other sources.

From the World Beyond the Headlines Series.

© 2008, The University of Chicago

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by @uchannel: permalink

for more informations go to Antonia Juhasz Website - she gave a lot of interviews, e.g. Democracy Now , The REAL News Network, etc.
Reposted bySigalon Sigalon

April 15 2009

April 13 2009

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Global Trade: Implications of the Current Crisis

April 09 2009

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What Is and Is Not Ethical in Trying to Increase the Supply of Organs for Transplant

April 08 2009

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Health Care Sails Into a Perfect Storm: Can Obama come to the rescue of healthcare?

April 06 2009

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Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the New Administration
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