Jihad is spreading violence -- and succeeding. Of the last sixteen years, notes Ayaan Hirsi Ali in her new book, The Challenge of Dawa, the worst year for terrorism was 2014, with ninety-three countries experiencing attacks and 32,765 people killed.

 

Harvard University invites you to meet the author. Events are free, open to the public, and held in the Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS) South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge.

 

Changing minds about calories

 

In the latest Hsu Untied podcast, Turow talks about Testimony, which Jeffrey Toobin says “is Scott Turow’s most ambitious and complex work—which takes us from the gritty familiarity of his beloved Kindle County into a mysterious world of international intrigue.

 

If you want to understand the world today and the depth of Vladimir Putin’s ambitions, this is the book you need to read.

“For every poet, it is always morning in the world,” he said. “History a forgotten, insomniac night; History and elemental awe are always our early beginning, because the fate of poetry is to fall in love with the world, in spite of History.” 

 

Analyst: “Provided there won’t be a government crisis in Ukraine in the coming weeks, we still believe there is a very high chance for Ukraine to get the next IMF tranche in March.”

 

< The Anne Frank guide training in Ukraine

 

Since 2002, the Anne Frank House has been active in Ukraine. With support of the Dutch government the travelling Anne Frank exhibition was shown in dozens of cities in all parts of the country. As a follow-up, in 2008 the Anne Frank House and its Ukrainian partners started a large scale project for teachers and journalists. It includes a book publishing programme and trainings on the promotion of tolerance.

 

The Kremlin is backing a new Russian film depicting a popular account of Soviet heroism during World War II. When the director of the Russian State Archive revealed last year that the story is actually a myth of Soviet propaganda, he was sacked.

 

< Vasyl Makhno

 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

700pm

Harriman Institute Atrium (12th Floor IAB, 420 West 118th St., NYC)

This event is free and open to the public.

 

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