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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Aaron David Miller has been working to broker an Arab-Israeli peace agreement for almost 20 years. He tells us whether he thinks a solution for peace in the Middle East will ever be possible. Also: American modern dance in Shanghai. Then, exchanging ideas between U.S. and Asian education leaders. And a neuroscientist and a Tibetan Buddhist monk look into the origins of fear -- and how we can best deal with our fears.

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Aaron David Miller

Elusive Arab-Israeli Peace

Aaron David Miller has been working to broker Arab-Israeli peace as an advisor to U.S. presidents, secretaries of state, and national securities advisor. He tells us whether he thinks peace in the Middle East will ever be reached. He’s the author of The Much Too Promised Land: America's Elusive ...

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Modern Dance in China

Four master teachers from the American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina, are currently in Shanghai offering classes in modern dance to Chinese dance students. Charles Reinhart, the director of the American Dance Festival, and Donna Faye Burchfield, the head of the ADF school and one of the master teachers, ...

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Asian-U.S. Educators Exchange

Asian students consistently outperform their American counterparts in math and science. Vivien Stewart of the Asia Society is trying to even the playing field a bit more out by establishing exchange programs between U.S. and Asian education leaders to help prepare students and educators for our globalized age.

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Understanding Our Fears

We look into the physiological origins of fear – and how we can learn to deal with our feelings of fear. Tsultrim Allione is a Tibetan Buddhist monk, and author of Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict. Dr. Joe LeDoux is an NYU neuroscientist; he’s been ...

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