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FEATURED EVENT ON JUNE 18

 

The Honorable Robert Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, will discuss "Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World."

 

The World Affairs Councils of America, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, Alaska World Affairs Council, International Relations Council (Kansas City), World Affairs Council of Charlotte, World Affairs Council of Connecticut, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston, World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, World Affairs Council of Orange County, World Affairs (Northern California), WorldBoston, and WorldOregon present a special nationally-coordinated event

THURSDAY, JUNE 18, at 5:00 PM ET.

REGISTER HERE.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine, SWAC had to postpone its March and April programs until Fall. 

 

SWAC has already scheduled an impressive line-up of speakers, who will be discussing critical and timely global issues.  Our 2020-21 Lecture Series will cover: 

  • U.S. and European Relations with Russia - October

  • Environmental Strategies (fundraiser at Selby Gardens) - November

  • Global Health – December

  • Refugees and Post-War Conflict Resolution – January

  • Rebuilding U.S. Alliances – February

  • U.S. Relations with China – March

  • Sarasota Cuban Ballet School – April

 

Check back with us in August for more specific information and details.

 

Until then, click on the link to the national World Affairs Councils of America website (top right corner of this page) for news updates, weekly and monthly newsletters, podcasts, and educational information on global issues.


And stay safe and healthy.

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 

POSTPONED UNTIL FALL 2020

April 21, 2020 - Changing the Face of Modern Ballet:  The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School

POSTPONED UNTIL 2020-21

       

 

All regular programs will be held at the Sainer Pavilion on the campus of New College of Florida at 6:30 pm.  These lectures 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.

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