Stephen Kinzer, prize winning journalist, discusses his latest book, Rest:Iran, Turkey & America’s Future and argues that both Iran and Turkey have deep democratic traditions. Might they be natural allies for the US in the Middle East? 8:30 a.m PDT.

At 9:15 a.m. Suyapa G. Portillo Villeda, from Honduras & soon to join the CSU Northridge faculty, reports on conditions in Honduras a year after the coup against Manuel Zelaya. Degradation of human rights, attacks on journalists, kidnappings and torture, and international organizing in opposition will be discussed.