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    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St
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    Continuing political unrest in the Middle East, Palestinian-Israeli tensions, and the presence of Al-Qaeda and ISIS, have led some in the West to believe that something about the religion of Islam itself is the cause. Are these difficulties driven by religion, or is the truth more complex?

    The Madison Committee on Foreign Relations will host two programs in December and January to explore this issue.   Together, the two programs will contribute some clarity to a complex and much-misunderstood aspect of the modern political situation.

    January's Program:
     
    Political unrest in the Middle East has led many to believe that something about the religion of Islam itself is the cause. This program will focus on "stable" Islam-majority countries, particularly those in Southeast Asia. Dr. Eunsook Jung will discuss factors that separate these countries from the more conflict-ridden Islam-majority countries in the Middle East.

    Dr. Jung, of the UW-Madison Department of Political Science, is the Director of International Programs for the department and is affiliated with the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, the Center for East Asian Studies & Middle Eastern Studies Program.  She received MA and PhD degrees from UW-Madison. She is a Southeast Asia specialist, conducts research in Indonesia, and has published on Islam and governing in the southeast Asia area.

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    • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St
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    Dinny McMahon is a Fellow at MacroPolo, a program of the Paulson Institute. He was a Kissinger Institute Fellow from 2015-2016. Prior to his Wilson Center residency, he was a journalist with the Wall Street Journal in Beijing where he wrote about China’s banking and financial sector, focusing on rising debt levels, urbanization and the role of the state sector in the economy. Previously Dinny wrote about the yuan and China's foreign exchange market in Shanghai for Dow Jones Newswires, and contributed to the Far Eastern Economic Review.

    Dinny has a double degree from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, majoring in economics and Chinese. He also attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies program in Nanjing. Dinny speaks Chinese and has lived 13 years in China.


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Past events

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Conflict vs. Stability in Muslim-Majority Countries—What Makes the Difference?
Monday, November 18, 2019 CHINA Town Hall with George Stephanopoulos
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 The Surprising Emergence of Nationalism in Europe and Beyond: Democracy Under Siege
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Central America at a Crossroads
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Perspectives on International Development
Thursday, April 25, 2019 America’s Trade Policy: ‘Global Rules’ vs ‘Might Make Right’
Monday, March 11, 2019 U.S. - Turkey Relations: Challenges and Policy Options
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 India in the Age of the Indo-Pacific: New Alliances, New Challenges?
Monday, February 04, 2019 Across the Pond, in the Field
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Brexit and the Future(s) of the European Union
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 The Global Refugee Situation: Driving Forces and Implications
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Is Peace Possible in Afghanistan?
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 CHINA Town Hall with Dr. Condoleezza Rice
Thursday, September 06, 2018 But Do You Wear A Uniform: Thirty-Five Years in America’s Other Army
Thursday, July 19, 2018 Education in Africa
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Recent Geopolitical Situation on the Korean Peninsula and Prospects for the U.S.-Korea Relations
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Global Health Programs:  Big Successes in the Midst of Big Transitions
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Brace Yourself!  Africa is Coming!
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 North Korea: The Political and Military Challenges of a Rogue State
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Edward Snowden’s Damage to the U.S. Cyber-Security Structure
Thursday, February 01, 2018 MCFR Special Breakfast With William Drozdiak (advance registration and online payment required)
Thursday, January 18, 2018 The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Where Do We Stand, and Where Do We Go From Here?
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Global Food Systems & U.S. National Security
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 How Should a President Use the CIA: Tensions between the Intelligence Community and the Administration
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 CHINA Town Hall with Ambassador Susan Rice
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 The U.S., Mexico, and the NAFTA Mess

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