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...

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. 



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...

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