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May 8, 2014 Lunch:

Ezra Vogel

Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University

The Crisis in Sino-Japanese Relations

May 13, 2014 Dinner:

Tomicah Tilleman

Senior Adviser for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies, US State Department

Creating Change in a Changing World: Civil Society and the Future of 21st Century Statecraft

June 5, 2014 Lunch:

Timothy Colton

Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Harvard University

Russian Foreign Policy after Crimea