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Councils of America. 

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Dear Members,

 

I  want to thank you for your participation and your support for the Sarasota World Affairs Council during the 2023-2024 Lecture Series season. Your generosity makes it possible for SWAC, a nonpolitical, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization, to present important events to the public each month of our season.  Experienced featured speakers provide members and the public with access to valuable updated information on international issues.

 

Just once every two years during a twenty-four hour period the Community Foundation of Sarasota sponsors an opportunity called The Giving Challenge that allows donors to make a contribution between $25 and $100 that will be matched dollar for dollar!  The Giving Challenge will take place between this year from noon on April 9 to noon on April 10.   

 

The Sarasota World Affairs Council is asking for your help as it continues to strive for programming excellence.  Please go on the Giving Challenge website:  www.givingchallenge.org and follow the prompts.  Please mark the date, noon April 9-noon April 10 on your calendar.  We are counting on you!

 

We look forward to seeing you in October as we launch the SWAC 2024-2025 lecture series.

 

Many thanks,

Nat Colletta, President

Oct. 16, 2023 - Russia's War against Ukraine

Ambassador William B. Taylor, Vice President, Russia and Europe, U.S. Institute of Peace​

Nov. 8, 2023 - Generative Artificial Intelligence and Propaganda

Mr. Bret Schafer, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Securing Democracy,

German Marshall Fund of the U.S.

Dec. 6, 2023 - Don't Give Up on Haiti: There is a Way Forward

Mr. Keith Mines, Director, Latin America Program, U.S. Institute of Peace

 

Jan. 8, 2024 - Three Lessons for Today from U.S. Military History

Dr. Michael O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institute

Feb. 7, 2024 - The International Criminal Court and the Indictment of Vladimir Putin 

Mr. Michael P. Scharf, Dean, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

March 11, 2024 -  Invisible Trillions: How Financial Secrecy Imperils Capitalism and Democracy 

Mr. Raymond Baker, President and CEO, Global Financial Integrity

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