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March 20th, 2012

Visiting faculty to teach courses of special interest in spring 2012

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Syria is Central to Holding Together the Mideast
Condoleezza Rice: "The civil war in Syria may well be the last act in the story of the disintegration of the Middle East as we know it. The opportunity to hold the region together and to rebuild it on a firmer foundation of tolerance, freedom and, eventually, democratic stability is slipping from our grasp."
Mention of Condoleezza Rice in Washington Post on November 3, 2012

US must recall it is not just any country
Condoleezza Rice: "The list of US foreign policy challenges is long and there will be a temptation to respond tactically to each one. But today’s headlines and posterity’s judgment often differ. The task at hand is to strengthen the pillars of our influence and act with the long arc of history in mind."
Mention of Condoleezza Rice in Financial Times on July 26, 2012

Time to Join The Law of the Sea Treaty
Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultz, Condoleezza Rice: The U.S. has more to gain by participating in convention deliberations than by staying out.
Mention of Condoleezza Rice in Hoover Institution on May 31, 2012

The European Revolt Against Reality
Josef Joffe: "Forget for a moment François Hollande, who sent Nicolas Sarkozy packing on Sunday. Set aside, too, the triumph of the radical left and the neo-Nazis in Greece who together captured one-third of the vote. Look instead at Europe's real mess: the ..."
Mention of Josef Joffe in Wall Street Journal on May 9, 2012

Education keeps America safe
Condoleezza Rice and Joel Klein: "America's greatest strengths stem from the freedom to innovate, create, compete and succeed. Without a wide base of educated and capable citizens, our strengths will fade, and the United States will lose its capacity to lead in the international community..."
Mention of Condoleezza Rice in CNN on March 21, 2012

The promise of Russia's urban middle class
Condoleezza Rice: "The election of the once and future president of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, tempts one to despair that the brief and inspiring political awakening in Russia over the past year was for naught. He ..."
Mention of Condoleezza Rice in Washington Post on March 8, 2012

Opinion: Eurozone must muddle through
Josef Joffe: "As one of the early skeptics of the European monetary union, events are now proving me and other critics right. But I am not going to take a cheap, I-told-you-so shot at the most ambitious integration project in the history of Europe ..."
Mention of Josef Joffe in Prague Post on March 8, 2012

Why Nobody Will Help the Syrian People
Josef Joffe: "When interests meet ideals in the arena of states, ideals lose out. How shall we count the ways? In recent times, there were Somalia, Rwanda and Darfur—the massacres and the ethnic cleansing dwarfing anything happening in Syria or, last summer, in Libya. In ..."
Mention of Josef Joffe in New Republic on February 27, 2012

Air campaign set unethical precedent in Iraq, prof says
Associate Professor of History Priya Satia B.A., B.S. ‘95 delivered a talk entitled “The Defense of Inhumanity: Air Control and the British Idea of Arabia” Thursday at Annenberg Auditorium. The talk was part of the Ethics and War Series sponsored by the Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society.
Mention of Priya Satia in The Stanford Daily on February 10, 2012

How Europe Views the US Presidential Campaign
Despite their ongoing economic troubles, Europeans are closely following the U.S. presidential campaign, says Josef Joffe, publisher-editor of the leading German newspaper Die Zeit.
Mention of Josef Joffe in Council on Foreign Relations on February 9, 2012

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