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Ambassador Michael Mcfaul: A Brief History Of Russia

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union 27 years ago, Russia has been both a central figure in our foreign relations and a surprise actor in our domestic politics. Given the unprecedented attention paid to our Cold War foe, how did we get here? Ambassador Michael McFaul may have some answers. McFaul served as the seventh United States ambassador to Russia from 2012-2014 and is one of America’s leading scholars, with unparalleled insight into the Russian Federation and how it functions.

McFaul is interviewed by president and CEO of the Commonwealth Club of California, Dr. Gloria Duffy.

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2019-08-01T00:00:00-07:00

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Francis Fukuyama: Identity and the Politics of Resentment

Francis Fukuyama, best-selling author and renowned political scientist, addresses the issues of identity politics. Fukuyama argues that our connection to personal identities has disconnected us from universal understandings of human dignity.

  • 2019-06-18T19:00:00-07:00
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Left, Right and Center Live: Decisions, Decisions

KCRW take their "Left, Right & Center (LRC)" show on the road—just in time for the 2018 midterm elections that will decide which party controls Congress. Join host Josh Barro and a slate of luminaries from across the political spectrum for a rollicking examination of the issues confounding our country. Imagine the most intensive, in-depth political analysis you've ever experienced—only more fun! LRC Live—because you have decisions to make.

  • 2019-06-25T19:00:00-07:00
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Amy Chua - Political Tribes

Amy Chua, best-selling author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," provides a cautionary critique of political tribalism in her characteristically sharp style, based on her book "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations."

  • 2019-07-02T19:00:00-07:00
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