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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.
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 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.
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