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The Future of the Space Program ...

August 26, 2002

US Representative Ralph Hall (D-TX) addresses the future of the space program and space policy.

Qatar's Role in the Oil and ...

June 21, 2002

His Excellency Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah addresses Qatar's role in the gas and petroleum industry. 
Al-Attiyah serves ...

Shell Distinguished Lecture Series - Peace ...

May 9, 2002

King Abdullah II of Jordan addresses the Palestinian- Israeli conflict and proposes the creation of a Peace ...

The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master ...

May 9, 2002

Lyndon Baines Johnson biographer, Robert Caro, chronicles LBJ's U.S. Senate years (1950-1960) in this, the third volume ...

Moving Beyond the "War on Drugs"

April 10, 2002

A two-day conference at the Baker Institute for Public Policy brings together experts from multiple sides of ...

Predictions of Future Climate Change

March 20, 2002

In a thought-provoking lecture, one of the foremost researchers of global climate change challenged an audience of ...

Shell Distinguished Lecture Series - The ...

March 15, 2002

Former President of Mexico Carlos Salinas de Gortari discusses his latest book, Mexico: The Policy and Politics ...

Beyond September 11th and Al Qaeda: ...

February 28, 2002

Since 1947 India and Pakistan have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir. In recent weeks, ...

To Train Up a Child--Religious Conservatives ...

February 5, 2002

Speakers discuss the movement of conservative Christians -- popularly known as the Religious Right -- to bring ...

Understanding Global Climate Change: Perspective from ...

January 24, 2002

The results of more than 20 years of research show that many of the glaciers and ice ...

Shell Distinguished Lecture Series -- Kazakhstan: ...

December 19, 2001

Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, speaks on current affairs. Note: English translation of his ...

Shell Distinguished Lecture Series - Mongolia's ...

November 19, 2001

Mongolian Prime Minister Nambaryn Enkhbayar discusses Mongolia's relationships with its neighbors.

Shell Distinguished Lecture Series - Vladimir ...

November 14, 2001

President Putin addresses Russian economic reforms and opportunities for economic cooperation between Russia and the United States.

Shell Distinguished Lecture Series - Assessment ...

November 13, 2001

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan reviews recent U.S. experiences with prospective imbalances in energy supply and demand.