September 19, 2015

Sarasota World Affairs Speaker Series 2015-2016


OCTOBER 13 - "Is Israeli-Palestinian Peace Possible in the Near Future?”

Ralph Nurnberger - Professor at Georgetown University, former legislative liaison with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, and former staff...

March 17, 2015

Sarasota World Affairs Council, Bookstore1Sarasota, New College of Florida and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation present U.S. Ambassador Cristopher Hill, Dean of International Studies at the University of Denver. A career diplomat, he has been nominated by Presidents...

January 13, 2015

Sarasota World Affairs to Sponsor a Lecture on the Middle East 


Professor Derek Harvey, Director of the Global Initiative for Civil Society and Conflict at the University of South Florida, Tampa, will discuss "Beyond Crisis and Conflict: Toward a Deeper Understanding o...

November 10, 2014

Mr. Ronnie C. Chan, Chairman of Hang Lung Properties Limited, Hong Kong, and President of the Asia Society, NYC, will discuss “the New Global Order, China's Rise, and Our Shared Future.”  Dr. Fan Jeremy Zhang, Wall-Apelt Curator of Asian Art at The Ringling Museum of A...

September 23, 2014


Dear SWAC member, 


We hope that you had a pleasant summer and that you are ready for another exciting season of   stimulating programs. 


Last spring we had an auspicious first session. In February, the Honorable Judge Jon Newman of the   second district appe...

September 22, 2014

Nola Theiss, executive director of the Human Trafficking Awareness Partnerships, Inc., in  Lee and Hunter counties, is the featured speaker in a two-part program, "Building a Regional   Coalition to Combat Human Trafficking.” Sponsored by the Sarasota World Affairs Cou...

May 1, 2014

Mexican Consul General to Speak on Immigration, Co-sponsored by the Sarasota World Affairs Council and UnidosNow


Ambassador Daniel Hernández Joseph, Consul General of Mexico in Boston, will speak on “Function and Dysfunction: How Mexican and U.S. Governments Interact o...

April 8, 2014


On April 7th, we welcomed the director and founder of Kids4AfghanKids, Ms. Khris Nedam, in the Sudakoff Center of New College of Florida. In our second official event as part of our lecture series, she discussed her experience and work in Afghanistan over several deca...

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