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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

One World Trade Center, NOVA "Ground Zero Supertower" (Courtesy of Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Corbis)

Accidental Diplomacy? Analyzing Kerry's Off-the-Cuff Remark | Nuclear Arms Control Expert on the Future of Assad's Stockpile | Architect David Childs on One World Trade Center as Symbol of Resilience | Syrian Refugees Flood Jordan | Gender in the Classroom | Harry Dean Stanton: Singer, Actor, Partly Fiction | World Population Set to Reach 10 Billion By End of Century

Live Chat: Should The U.S. Intervene in Syria?

Today at 2:00 PM Eastern time, The Takeaway's John Hockenberry will host a live chat dedicated to the unfolding crisis in the Middle East as America focuses on possible next steps for action in Syria. Joseph Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation, and a member of Secretary of State John Kerry's International Security Advisory Board, also joins this live chat. Together John and Joseph answer your questions and ask your opinions of the road to U.S. intervention in Syria.

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Accidental Diplomacy? Analyzing Kerry's Off-the-Cuff Remark

A seemingly off-the-cuff remark made by Secretary of State John Kerry may have radically changed the possibilities for U.S. intervention in Syria. On Monday, Secretary Kerry said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid a military strike by the U.S. if the regime leader turned over all of his chemical weapons without delay. Leslie Gelb, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, explores the implications of Secretary Kerry's "accidental diplomacy."

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Nuclear Arms Control Expert on the Future of Assad's Stockpile

Securing dangerous chemical weapons agents is no small task. Joining the program to discuss this is Ambassador Richard Butler, an expert on nuclear arms control and disarmament. Ambassador Butler ran the United Nations weapons inspection organization in Iraq in the late 1990's. He is currently a distinguished scholar of International Peace and Security at Penn State's School of International Affairs

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Architect David Childs on One World Trade Center as Symbol of Resilience

Following the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, many people voiced strong and often conflicting opinions about what would be an appropriate way to rebuild New York’s World Trade Center, while honoring the victims of 9/11. Architect David Childs, who designed One World Trade Center, talks to The Takeaway about why he considers the building to be a strong symbol of American resilience.

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Syrian Refugees Flood Jordan

According to the UNHCR, the number of Syrians registered as refugees or awaiting registration as refugees has now passed the 2 million mark. Of the 2 million Jordan has taken in more than a half-million displaced Syrians. Andrew Harper, representative for the UNHCR, is based in Jordan. He describes the plight of Syrian refugees there and what the international community is trying to do to bolster support for them. 

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Gender in the Classroom

Jennifer Finney Boylan is entering her 25th year as a professor at Colby College in Maine. As a transgender woman, the first 12 years she taught as man, and for the past 13 years she has been teaching as a woman.  Jennifer Finney Boylan joins The Takeaway to explain her understanding of gender and education.

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Harry Dean Stanton: Singer, Actor, Partly Fiction

Harry Dean Stanton has appeared in over 200 films, including "Cool Hand Luke," "Alien," and "The Avengers." And yet, he's mostly managed to fly under the radar. A new documentary called "Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction" may change that. The film's director Sophie Huber and Harry Dean Stanton discuss the film.

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World Population Set to Reach 10 Billion By End of Century

In 1960, there were 3 billion of us humans. By 2100, the world population could reach as much as 10.85 billion. That projection has some experts worried that the world won’t be able to sustain such growth. Stephen Emmott is head of Microsoft Research’s Computational Science Laboratory in Cambridge, England, and author of the new book "10 Billion." He joins The Takeaway to discuss wold over-population and how this will impact the future.

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