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the 2014-15 Season!
Events for the 2014-15 Season will be
posted as they are scheduled.
Wed., Sept. 17
Assoc. Prof., Columbia
Grad. Sch. of Journalism
"China's 2nd Continent"
Mon., Sept. 22
Dept. of History,
"Israel and the U.S."
New Canaan Library
Mon., Oct. 6
Group - MEMBERS ONLY
McCarter & English
Wed., Oct. 8
Pres. & CEO, AmeriCares
"The Global Health
Mon., Oct. 20
4th Congressional District
Candidate Debate on
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Wednesday, September 17 - FORUM SERIES PROGRAM
Associate Professor, Columbia University Graduate School
presently researching a book about the geopolitics of
East Asia. He is also a documentary photographer, whose
book, "Disappearing Shanghai: Images and Poems of an
Intimate Way of Life," with Qiu Xiaolong, was published
He has authored “China’s Second Continent: How a Million
Migrants are Building a New Empire in Africa” and "A
Continent for the Taking: The Tragedy and Hope of
Professor French worked as a French-English translator
in Abidjan, Ivory Coast in the early 1980s, and taught
English literature at the University of Ivory Coast. His
career in journalism began as a freelance reporter for
The Washington Post and many other publications in West
Africa. He was hired by The New York Times in 1986, and
from 1990 to 2008 reported for The Times as bureau chief
for Central America and the Caribbean, West Africa,
Japan and the Koreas, and China in Shanghai. From 2005
to 2008 alongside his work for The Times, Mr. French was
a weekly columnist on global affairs for the
International Herald Tribune.
Library (3rd Floor)
Corner of Broad and Bedford Streets, Stamford
Refreshments/Networking: 5:45 PM
Presentation/Q&A 6:15-7:30 PM
Forum Members/Faculty/Students: No Charge
monday, September 22 - GREAT DECISIONS PROGRAM
Department of History, Columbia University
and the United States"
interests in the Middle East, US foreign relations, and
modern Jewish history. His dissertation explored the
relationship between Israel, the Palestinians, and the
United States from the Camp David Accords through the
war in Lebanon and the first Intifada. Anziska received
his BA in History, cum laude, from Columbia and his M.
Phil. in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from St. Antony’s
College, Oxford. He has been the recipient of the Boren
and Wexner fellowships and was a research exchange
student in the Department of International History at
the London School of Economics.
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