Past & Upcoming Events

Foreign Policy Forum: Iran, Sudan India, and Hong Kong

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It's been a while since we've discussed major events unfolding on the world's stage. For this meeting, we'll discuss the following:

▨ Iran: The drumbeat for a military showdown is getting louder, as the military hardliners on both sides of the confrontation continues to spew dangerous rhetoric, making a military escalation ostensibly all but inevitable.

▨ India : We'll discuss the outcome of the recent presidential elections, including the major campaign issues and the challenges ahead.

▨ Sudan: As Sudan ousts its long-reigning dictator, military crackdown begins, erupting in widespread violence against the "pro-democracy" movement. We'll discuss the latest, including the civilian-military power-sharing deal.

▨ Hong Kong: This month marks the 22nd anniversary since the U.K. relinquished its control. Massive protests have taken over the streets to protest the authoritarian measures proposed by the mainland.

More details to follow.

New York, NY - USA

Saturday, July 27 at 3:00 PM

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https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/262768030/

Political Thinkers: Steve Bannon and Andrew Breitbart

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We'll continue the "Political Thinkers" series. It critically examines the political and ideological viewpoints of prominent public figures, considered to be tremendously influential as a trendsetter.

Here, the goal is to discuss fresh viewpoints -- some of which might be "unconventional" in nature -- in analyzing its applicability in our ever-increasingly complex society. Just like every issue that our group discusses, we examine and evaluate it with an independent and critical lens, at the highest level of intellectual rigor.

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For this discussion, we'll evaluate the work of Steve Bannon and the legacy of the late Andrew Breitbart. To that end, we'll explore the following questions:

- What are the deep-rooted philosophical basis for their theories and views?

- What makes their appeal so controversial?

- Have their views and positions always remained intellectually consistent?

- What do their rise to popularity indicate about the cultural or political climate of his time period?

We will then examine each individual's theories and policy positions, including: