Registering for the March 23rd Special Event at Selby Gardens
To register for "The Rising Tide: Increasing Demand for Climate Action" with Loren Blackford, President of the national Sierra Club, please click the button above or send an e-mail to with March 23 in the subject line requesting the number of places you would like and leaving your name(s) for the check-in list.
The fee for this special event is $40 for current SWAC members and $50 for everyone else. Payment: please mail a check (with March 23 on the note line) to us by March 10th so that we are sure to receive it before the event. Our address is:
Sarasota World Affairs Council
New College of Florida
5800 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, FL 34243
Since we are providing the appetizer buffet and event at cost for members and only slightly over for others, we cannot use PayPal for this event (their cut of the payments would likely put us at a net loss for the event).
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Oct. 23, 2019 - Venezuela: A Real Threat in Our Backyard
Diego Arria, former Venezuelan Ambassador to the U.N. and President of the U.N Security Council – now a political and human rights activist living in exile in the US.
Nov. 11, 2019 - Migration across a Common Border: A Challenge for Mexico and the U.S.
Gustavo Mohar, Founding Director of Grupo Atalaya, a Mexican consultancy specializing
in nontechnical risk and strategic intelligence.
Dec. 3, 2019 - Global Health: Why You Really Must Care
Richard Skolnik, former Director for Health in the South Asia Region of the World Bank.
Jan. 14, 2020 - The Politics of Hate Have Driven the U.S. & Iran to the Brink
Jamal Abdi, President of the National Iranian American Council.
Feb. 11, 2020 - Not with a Bang: Moving toward the Endgame with a Nuclear North Korea
Evans Revere, Senior Advisor at the Albright-Stonebridge Group.
Mar. 23, 2020 – SPECIAL EVENT
AT SELBY GARDENS
The Rising Tide: Increasing Demand for Climate Action
Loren Blackford, President of the national Sierra Club. Tickets include an invitation to tour the beautiful gardens beginning at 5:30 p.m., an appetizer buffet, one complimentary drink ticket, cash bar, a silent auction, and the feature presentation. SWAC Members $40, non-members $50.
April 21, 2020 - Changing the Face of Modern Ballet: The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School
Ariel Serrano and Wilmian Hernandez, Directors of the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School. Dancers from the school will demonstrate the unique aspects of the SCBS style.
Except for the March event, all programs will be held at the Sainer Pavilion on the campus of New College of Florida at 6:30 pm. Regular programs are free and open to the general public, but reservations are strongly suggested as some programs fill up.
To make a reservation, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call us at 941-487-4603 and leave a message.
Each lecture is followed by a members-only reception with the speaker in a historic building on Sarasota Bay. Click the "Membership" tab above for information on becoming a member of SWAC.
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS for 2020
Our memberships run by calendar year. To renew for 2020, please click on the membership tab above (for the PayPal link), or renew by mail (check only). We thank you for your continuing support!
SWAC ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Our 2019 Annual Meeting was held on Dec 3rd immediately preceding the lecture on Global Health. Special Guest Speaker for the Annual Meeting was Bill Clifford, President of the World Affairs Councils of America, our national organization.
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