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Ambassardor Djerejian on King Abdullah's death

Founding director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian comments on how the power vacuum in Yemen and the death of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah are affecting politics in the region. ...
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Few Texas hospitals reap bonuses for performance

Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics, comments on the number of hospitals that receive performance-based bonuses. Read the full article in the ...
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Jan. 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

The Islamic State on the March: What It Means for the Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy
A panel of experts analyze the rise of the Islamic State group in the Middle East and what the United States should do to counter this threat.

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Jan. 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Postponed: The Turkish Perspective on the Middle East
His Excellency Serdar Kılıç, ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States, will share Turkey's perspective on current events in the Middle East.

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Feb. 3, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Income and Wealth Inequality in the United States: Evidence, Causes and Solutions
Three renowned economists will share their views on the underlying causes and consequences of rising inequality, evaluate the empirical evidence of rising inequality, and examine potential solutions for dealing with these problems in the United States.

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