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 send an e-mail to info@sarasotawac.org with March 23 in the subject line requesting the number of places you would like and leaving your name 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).

SWAC is a member of the World Affairs 

Councils of America. 

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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 info@sarasotawac.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.

MEMBER NOTICES

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REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE:

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