The <em>TWN</em> Calendar


I have a few really cool opportunities for TWN readers. To attend the meetings in Washington, please RSVP with my colleague Ben Katcher at On Tuesday, I’m up in Boston for an event at which I’m speaking, and there is no need to RSVP for that.
kishore mahbubani twn.jpgOn Monday, 28 April, one of the most intelligent and provocative international thinkers I have had the privilege to know, Kishore Mahbubani, will be visiting Washington and speaking at the New America Foundation from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. I will be chairing and moderating the meeting.
His talk, “Asia vs. The West” will be based on his new book, The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East.
Mahbubani, who now serves as Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and was previously Singapore’s Ambassador to the United Nations, also recently authored “The Case Against the West” in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs. RSVP to Ben Katcher at
On Tuesday, 29 April, I will be speaking at Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy on the subject of “Blogging and Moving the Needle on US Foreign Policy Debates” from 12:30-1:30 pm at the Institute of Politics Conference Room, Littauer 166, Harvard University.
This meeting is free and open to the public for those of you ambling by Cambridge, Massachusetts next week.
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On Wednesday, 30 April, I will be hosting Senator Chuck Hagel at the New America Foundation from 12 noon until 1:45 pm for an event titled “Ending the Nonsense in American Foreign Policy.” He will also be reflecting on his new book (which is excellent), America — Our Next Chapter: Tough Questions, Straight Answers. This is the guy I think should have been running for president, and it will be a great meeting and discussion.
I’ve been trying to get “Obama Girl” to start wearing a Hagel tee-shirt and do a video with his book. Haven’t succeeded yet — but still working on it.
— Steve Clemons


8 comments on “The <em>TWN</em> Calendar

  1. PissedOffAmerican says:

    Henry, I suggest you look into the backgrounds of the various players before you propose positions for them.
    ES&S is a voting machine manufacturer whose machines are on a par with Diebold’s in tallying “questionable” results. Chuck Hagel had a financial interest in ES&S, which he failed to disclose, as required by law. Of course, being above the law, as most of these heavy hitter elite crooks in Washington seem to be, he slithered away from being held accountable.


  2. henry says:

    PissedOff writes: “(Hagel’s) ES&S connections could prove invaluable.” Hmm, what does ES&S mean?
    Re Hagel dans l’administration, I was thinking in particular that Obama might want to include some moderate Republicans in his administration. Henry.


  3. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “But maybe one of the Democrats will ask Sen. Hagel to serve in his/her administration”
    Heck, why not? His ES&S connections could prove to be invaluable.


  4. henry says:

    Oh, wait a minute. John McCain is an architect of the IRAQ war and Sen. Hagel is one of its biggest critics. OK forget the V.P. idea. But maybe one of the Democrats will ask Sen. Hagel to serve in his/her administration. Henry.


  5. henry says:

    Please, oh please ask the media people for close-up camera shots and good, clear sound.
    Remember what happened with the candidates’ economic forum a while back: couldn’t see or hear anything, ūüôĀ
    Also, maybe John McCain will ask Sen. Hagel to be his running mate. Henry.


  6. Steve Clemons says:

    Azor — yes, I will get a video and audio posted after the event.
    Sorry I didn’t mention that up front.
    Steve Clemons


  7. Azor says:

    Steve, will there be audio or video available of the Hagel event?


  8. PissedOffAmerican says:

    “Kishore Mahbubani”
    Steve, do me a favor and ask him if he thinks the wide range of Chinese building materials we are importing that is pure fuckin’ garbage is a purposeful effort to undermine our infrastructure, or if it is just despicably immoral thievery.


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