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The 2005 Highlands Forum Reading List

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Just in time for your holiday shopping, the Highlands Forum 2005 Reading List features 26 books and three documentary films (two on limited distribution VHS and one DVD). The three films and six of the books were used in research for the 2005 Highlands Forum meetings; there are fifteen titles that we have run across and wanted to share with you; and finally, we have five books recommended by guest reviewers. Our distinguished guest editors this year are Professor Charles Hauss of George Mason University and the nongovernmental organization (NGO) Search for Common Ground; General Robert Latiff, Deputy Director for System Engineering at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO); Mark McKinnon, chief media advisor to President George W. Bush and nominee to the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG); Linda Robinson, senior writer for U.S. News & World Report and winner of the 2004 Gerald R. Ford Prize for Reporting on National Defense; and David Rothkopf, author, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Rothkopf Group, and Acting U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade in the Clinton Administration.

The 2005 Highlands Forum Reading List, as always, consists of several categories. Most titles are new; some are classics worth discovering for the first time. They have been selected both for their topics and for their capacity to broaden our understanding of emerging issues and inform the way we think about things. We began compiling an annual list in 2000, at the request of many Highlands participants who read our periodic book reviews on the Web site. This is a continuing work - additional titles will be added during the year and compiled at the end of each year in a larger list. Review our lists for 2000-2004.

Books Recommended By Highlands Forum Guest Reviewers

Books Recommended by the Highlands Forum

Books Used in Research for 2005 Highlands Forum Meetings: Highlands Forum XXVI: "Transition From Crisis"

Books Used in Research for 2005 Highlands Forum Meetings: Highlands Forum Enrichment Session: "One Night in Tehran"

The Highlands Forum also recommends the following Iranian documentaries screened at the Enrichment Session: