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Mauerfall 25th Anniversary: A Night of Remembering and Discussing the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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IdeaFestival 2014 #9: Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation – Tyler Cowen, Marginal Revolution

Average is Over Tyler Cowen Friday, October 3, 2014, 9-10am, Kentucky Center   George Mason University economist and author Tyler Cowen explains why being satisfied with “pretty good” in today’s innovation-driven, hyper-competitive world can quickly become a fast track to … Continue reading

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Info Session on US Department of State internships

Wed, Sep 10, 7-8.30pm, Mass Media & Technology Hall 236 Interested in a summer internship in 2015? The US Department of State has many internships in Washington and around the world! WKU’s Diplomat-in-Residence, Michael McClellan, will discuss this program and … Continue reading

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Successful Careers in the Age of Globalization: Expert Advice from a Career Diplomat

Presentation & discussion: free, open to the public & swipeable Wed, Sep 17, 7-8.30pm, Gary Ransdell Hall Auditorium (room 1074) swipeable 13 qualities that the State Department seeks in in Foreign Service Officers, which very much apply to international/global positions … Continue reading

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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (Deresiewicz 2014)

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren’t—providing. As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the … Continue reading

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Why Do Ukraine and Crimea Matter to Americans? A Panel Discussion with Experts from WKU

 A Panel Discussion with Experts from WKU Thu, Apr 3, 7pm, Mass Media & Technology Hall (MMTH) 236 A map showing the disputed areas near Russia in red (Laris Karklis / The Washington Post) Panelists Michael McClellan, Minister-Counselor of the U.S. … Continue reading

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The Next 20 Years: How Science will Revolutionize Business, Commerce, Medicine and Our Way of Life – Dr. Michio Kaku, top theoretical physicst & best-selling author

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Global Studies as if Reality Mattered: Globalizing Education in the Anthropocene to Build Global Competence and Resilience

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. (John Muir 1911) Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. (Philip K. Dick; Peter Viereck) … Continue reading

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‘Oil and Economic Growth: A Supply-Constrained View’

Steven Kopits, Managing Director, Douglas-Westwood (energy consulting) Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, February 11, 2014 Key trends oil majors’ production has fallen even as capital expenditures (capex) soared (until recently) now they … Continue reading

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Global Christianity: Poverty, Conflict & Peace Building – Film “Mandela and de Klerk” & Discussion of the Role of Christianity in the Global South

Tue, Mar 18, 6-8.30pm, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 4754 Smallhouse Rd, Bowling Green, KY 6pm: Welcome with refreshments 6.30pm: Film presentation of “Mandela and de Klerk (1997) 7.15-8.30pm: Discussion of the film & the role of Christianity in the Global … Continue reading

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