April 7, 2014

UPDATE: DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, HONORABLE EKLIL HAKIMI WILL BE UNABLE TO JOIN US TONIGHT. We will be going on with the event with Khris Nedam, who has much to share with her experiences in Afghanistan and as the director of Kids4AfghanKids. 



March 16, 2014

Dr. Deri Ronis is the lead trainer in SWAC's peer mediation program at Sarasota High School. 


How did you first get involved with mediation? What drove you to become a mediation consultant?


Dr. Ronis: I first got involved with mediation back in the late 1980's in West...

February 15, 2014

          On February 13th, SWAC had the pleasure of welcoming the Honorable Jon Newman, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, to commence this season’s lecture series. Newman’s lecture, entitled “The Federal Courts Confront the War...

February 13, 2014

[PRESS RELEASE] Sarasota World Affairs Council’s Inaugural Lecture Features Federal Judge


A federal judge with experience in prominent terrorism cases will speak at the inaugural event of the new Sarasota World Affairs Council.


The Hon. Jon Newman, senior judge of the...

February 11, 2014

            In April 2009 a former Sarasota Military Academy student shot a man outside the downtown Sarasota movie theater when the former high school student saw the man drive down the street waving a Confederate Flag and yelling racial slurs. This event inspired the...

September 30, 2013

The World Affairs Council has found a new home in Sarasota. Our officie is located in the New College Foundation. We are excited to get this Council up and running and hope the Sarasota community will join us! 


A preliminary B​oard meeting will be taking place October...

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