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America and Israel: The Way Forward (LIVE Broadcast)

Dalia Rabin, frmr Israeli Deputy Defense Minister and current chair of Yitzhak Rabin Center and Ambassador Dennis Ross.
Thurs, Dec 4, 8:15 pm 



Elie Wiesel in Conversation with Marvin Kalb (Previously recorded)  NOTE DATE CHANGE

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in one of many conversations with Kalb, Senior Advisor to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Thurs, Dec 18, 7:00 pm 




Thomas Friedman in Conversation with Dov Seidman:  How to Repair our World? (LIVE Broadcast)

The first in a series on how individuals, nations and business must change how they behave, lead and operate in a world that is more interconnected.
Wed, Jan 14 8:00 pm 



Michael Doran & Warren Kozak - The US, Iran and Israel: What Next? (Previously recorded)

The US embarked on unprecedented engagement with Iran at a moment when the Middle East has never seemed more volatile. What has it achieved?
Thurs, Feb 19 7:00 pm 




Simon Schama & Jonathan Safran Foer:  The Story of the Jews  (Previously recorded)

It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, and affirmation of life against the steepest of odds?
Thurs, Mar 19 7:00 pm 



Henry Kissenger with Richard Haass (Previously recorded)

A talk about the history of the modern state. The Nobel Laureate draws on his deep study of history and experience as National Security Adviser and Secretary of State to share profound insights.
Wed, Apr 15 7:00 pm 

Happy Chanukah!

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