Monthly Archives: May 2011

Saad Eddin Ibrahim on Democratic Developments

At the “Wave of Freedom” conference yesterday at the Bush Institute, Egypt’s most famous dissident and freedom fighter Saad Eddin Ibrahim offered sage advice about freedom, peace and democracy. Telecast live from a conference he was attending on democracy in … Continue reading

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Freedom’s March in the Middle East

At a Bush Institute conference today, we heard Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State, offer comments about democracy movements from her experience and insights gleaned post-White House. When discussing freedom and democracy from a philosophical viewpoint, she said … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Middle East

Ceding the American Dream (to China)

As the U.S. defines, re-shapes and contemplates its global role, China seems to keep steadily increasing its influence on the world stage. Executive committee board member Patrick Jenevein expresses concern about the American Dream, and how China is taking more … Continue reading

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Dallas Outperforms: FT

In yesterday’s Financial Times, Dallas was highlighted as a city that was hurt less by the financial crisis and is recovering more rapidly. Member James Oberwetter of the Dallas Regional Chamber suggested that private firms were hiring more. And DCFR … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, United States

Death of bin Laden Stirs Opinion

The news of bin Laden’s death is sparking all sorts of media commentary. Member Chip Pitts was recently interviewed on Al-Jazeera, as captured in this Salon article, about the legal issues surrounding bin Laden’s death.

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