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Mooney, Carla

Summary: Is your salad drizzled with olive oil imported from Italy? What country made the car that your parents drive? Globalization connects us today more than ever before, and in ways we never expected, and populations around the world are questioning whether this is a purely beneficial circumstance or if we should take steps to scale back our interrelatedness. Globalization: Why We Care About Faraway...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Summary: The fifteen year realization of a cinematic dream that presents the profound and life-changing journey of innovative Western thinkers who travel to India to meet with the Dalai Lama to solve many of the world's problems.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC DAL

Haass, Richard.

Summary: "A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea present serious challenges to our national security. But the biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad-but from within. Burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and an outdated immigration system have resulted in a country less...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 HAA

Hunter, Nick.

Summary: A variety of case studies explores the ways countries relate to the rest of the world on a variety of issues.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2013

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Summary: The post Cold War era began with a decade of conflicts often mediated by the United States as the world's only remaining superpower. The September 11 terrorist attacks, however, marked the dawning of a new era. The United States became preoccupied by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, while around the world, new challenges and threats emerged: a more assertive Russia, an increasingly powerful...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 909 POS

Summary: City planning that puts people before cars, sculptural museums that are as artistic as the masterpieces they contain, commercial spaces that redefine retail—these are some of the paradigm-shaking ideas of today’s architects at work. This compilation of recent NewsHour segments introduces viewers to Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Vincent Scully, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: The history of the banana trade is as politically loaded as that of coffee or oil-and yet it has received scant media attention over the decades. This documentary addresses that information void, exploring links between corporate power, Western governments, and developing nations that are heavily dependent on banana production as a result of colonial and post-colonial influences. Viewers gain...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: What is the relationship between a country's natural assets and its economic power? Does wealth in raw materials alone lead to monetary wealth? What are the dangers of relying on finite supplies? This program explores economic questions surrounding the management of-and international competition for-natural resources. Describing the process by which nations translate the products of their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: More than a decade after NAFTA went into effect, many Mexicans are worse off than before. What went wrong, and why? Focusing on the clothing industry, this program goes straight to the experts south of the border-a shop owner, a factory manager, employees under constant threat of layoff, and an economics professor-to find out. A general inability to compete with Chinese manufacturing is blamed,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program offers a global history of the oil industry and the issues intertwined with it, from early-20th-century prospecting in South America and the Middle East to war in Iraq. The origins and significance of OPEC figure prominently in the narrative, as do several historic and violent conflicts revolving around controlling sources or flows of oil: labor strikes in Latin America, Nasser's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Transporting viewers to the year 2016, this program paints a disturbing picture of an oil-starved America and the socioeconomic upheaval that may accompany the death of the Oil Age. The film follows a middle-aged, Midwestern couple through violence at gas stations, conflicts with neighbors, and the loss of their livelihood; it also focuses on their daughter, an oil prospector determined to find...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: When CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Ja 1

Bond, Larry.

Summary: In Hanoi, CIA officer Mara Duncan uses every method necessary to accomplish her mission--to get scientist Josh MacArthur and a seven-year-old witness to Chinese atrocities in Vietnam out of the country safely.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC BON

Clancy, Tom

Summary: Time and again, Tom Clancy's novels have been praised not only for their big-scale drama and propulsive narrative drive but for their cutting-edge prescience in predicting future events.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CLA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Clancy 2000

Friedman, George.

Contents: Overture: An introduction to the American age -- The dawn of the American age -- Earthquake: the U.S.-Jihadist War -- Population, computers, and culture wars -- The new fault lines -- China 2020: paper tiger -- Russia 2020: rematch -- American power and the crisis of 2030 -- A new world emerges -- The 2040s: prelude to war -- Preparing for war -- World war: a scenario -- The 2060s: a golden...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.49 Friedman 2009

Himaruya, Hidekaz

Summary: "All your favorite countries return for more silly adventures in the sixth installment of Hetalia Axis Powers! In this volume, Finland wants to make the Baltic Three a Baltic Duo, the micronations search far and wide for new friends, and Seychelles gets a mysterious visitor from the African mainland! Then the cats of Nekotalia return!"--P. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tokyopop 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 HET

Himaruya, Hidekaz

Summary: "Time for more Hetalia W Academy! The newspaper club over at W Academy is doing their yearly feature on school clus, but all the clubs are really weird! Belgium and the Netherlands explore their old relationship, and Netherlands helps Japan get out of a bad rut. Things get strange when Estonia dreams that all the countries are beautiful girls --except him. Is it a dream come true or a true...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tokyopop 2013

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 741.5 HET

Doyle, Don Harrison

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Summary: When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance-that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed 'perish from the earth.' In The Cause of All Nations, distinguished...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 DOY

Steinberg, James.

Summary: "After forty years of largely cooperative Sino-U.S. relations, policymakers, politicians, and pundits on both sides of the Pacific see growing tensions between the United States and China. Some go so far as to predict a future of conflict, driven by the inevitable rivalry between an established and a rising power, and urge their leaders to prepare now for a future showdown. Others argue that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.51 STE

Gerges, Fawaz A.

Summary: "During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised to distance the United States from the neoconservative foreign policy legacy of his predecessor, George W. Bush, and usher in a new era of a global, interconnected world. More than two years have passed since his inauguration, and the reality of President Obama's approach is in stark contrast to the ebullient and optimistic image that he...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Palgrave Macmillan 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 GER

Summary: The tiny duchy of Grand Fenwick is bankrupt so its minister decides to declare war on the United States, be defeated and receive Marshall Aid.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY MOU

Grant, Andrew

Summary: Set up for a murder while visiting New York, Royal Navy intelligence operative David Trevellyan must act alone to clear his name. With no idea who's a friend and who's a foe, he penetrates deep into a huge international conspiracy. The price of failure will be death, and the reward for success will be redemption.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Minotaur Books 2009

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FIC GRA

Palmer, Matthew

Summary: "A tense, complex, and twisting diplomatic thriller in which one woman must choose between morality and compromise--and in either case, the consequences may be deadly. Katarina "Kate" Wallander is a second-generation Foreign Service officer, recently assigned to Kyrgyzstan. She's not there by chance. Kate is a Foreign Service brat who attended high school in the region; her uncle is the U.S....

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Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2017

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PAL

Slaughter, Anne-Marie

Summary: "In 1961, Thomas Schelling's The Strategy of Conflict used game theory to radically reenvision the U.S.-Soviet relationship and establish the basis of international relations for the rest of the Cold War. Now, Anne-Marie Slaughter - one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers from 2009 to 2012, and the first woman to serve as director of the State Department Office of Policy Planning -...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 SLA