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The Global Financial System – Global Economy in Crisis
No doubt, economic historians will argue for years to come about the causes of the global financial crisis. The primary causal factor was macroeconomic, but appropriate regulation might have averted or ameliorated the crisis.
Joel P. Trachtman is professor of international law at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. His publications include The Economic Structure of International Law and International Law and Politics.

World Environment Day - June 5
World Environment Day, commemorated each year on 5 June, is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action.

65th Anniversary of D-Day
On June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”

Literature: Nahid Rachlin
Born in Iran, Nahid Rachlin has lived in the United States since college. Her literary work includes four novels – Jumping Over Fire, Foreigner, Married to a Stranger, and The Heart’s Desire and a collection of short stories, Veils. And her memoir, Persian Girls.

In Focus: Upcoming Presidential Visit
President Obama Travel to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany and France, June 3-6

Did you know? - Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of freedom for African Americans and is a celebration of freedom and justice for all Americans.

Introducing: The Democracy Video Challange

Webcasts @ CO.NX: President Obama Live from Egypt


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Updated: June 4, 2009