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Did You Feel It? Citizens Contribute to Earthquake Science

Oct 25, 2011
Thanks to new technology, people can immediately help seismologists assess the scope and impact of earthquakes by providing valuable firsthand data. The recent east coast quake, centered in Virginia, provided the back drop for our discussion with Colorado-based seismologist, David Wald.

Social Media and International Disaster Response

Oct 25, 2011
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools are making the response to national and man-made disasters faster and more efficient. We spoke with one of the world's leaders in the field, Gisli Olafsson, to learn about the latest developments.
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Tunisian Elections Set Positive Precedent for Arab World

Oct 24, 2011
Jane Harman gives CNN "American Morning" her reaction from Tunis to the October 23, 2011 national elections in Tunisia.

Tunisian Elections Set a Positive Precedent for the Arab World

Oct 24, 2011
From peaceful revolution to free elections in just nine months, the birthplace of the Arab Spring has achieved a stunning transition, says President, Director and CEO Jane Harman from Tunis. Now we must embrace the victors and ensure strong roles for women.
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The Iran-Iraq War: The View From Baghdad

Oct 22, 2011
The enduring legacy of the Iran-Iraq War will be the focus of the panel discussion, The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Baghdad, to take place Tuesday, October 25, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.