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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SUPPORTED SWAC
IN THE 2022 GIVING CHALLENGE!
SWAC is now on summer hiatus, but our Program Director, Lynne Partington, is hard at work lining up another great speaker series for the coming year. We'll be sending out a message at the end of the summer with the dates and topics. As of now, we expect our first program to be in the second week of October.
Have a safe and relaxing summer!
Oct. 14, 2021 - The Rising Tide: Increasing Demand for Climate Action
Mr. Ramon Cruz, National President, Sierra Club
Nov. 18, 2021 - Navigating Isolationist and Internationalist Traditions in U.S. Statecraft
Dr. Charles A. Kupchan, Council on Foreign Relations, Professor Georgetown U.
Dec. 9, 2021 - Immigration Reform: Fact, Fiction, and Future
Ms. Theresa Cardinal Brown, Managing Director, Immigration and Cross-border Policy, Bipartisan Policy Center
Jan 20, 2022 - International Understanding Through the Universal Language of Music
Mr. Brian Keane, Award-winning Musician and Composer, and Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Award-winning Turkish Musician
February 15, 2022- Russia and Ukraine: Is There a Way Forward?
Dr. Angela Stent, Brookings Institute, Professor Georgetown U., and Ambassador William Taylor, U.S. Institute for Peace
March 17, 2022 - Afghanistan: Post-Conflict Reconstruction under the Taliban
Scott Worden, Director for Afghanistan/Central Asia, U.S. Institute of Peace, and Khris Nedam, Executive Director, Afghan School Project **
April 5, 2022 - LGBTQ+ Refugees: Securing Safe Passage from Iran
Mr. Arsham Parsi, Founder and Executive Director of International Railroad for Queer Refugees
** Many who attended the Afghanistan program have requested contact information for Khris Nedam in order to learn more about the Afghan School Project. The project website has been taken down temporarily in order to protect the children in the current circumstances, but Khris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-564-6143
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