Next Program

 

Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council

Program Meetings 2016-2017 (as of February 1, 2017)

Main themes are given in red text

Date

 

Location Speaker Title
9/20/16

 

OLMS  (Dinner at OLCC) Charles Cogan

John F Kennedy School of Government & CIA, retired

 

Saudi Arabia in the Throes of Dramatic Change

MIDDLE EAST GEOPOLITICS

10/18/16

 

Conn College David and Janet Carle

Authors and water resource experts

Traveling the 38th Parallel: A Water Line Around the World

(include book-signing for new book of same title)

WATER RESOURCES

11/14/16

 

Conn College Andrew Bacevich

Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History, Boston University

America’s War for the Greater Middle East

(include book-signing for new book of same title)

US and MIDDLE EAST

 

12/6/16

 

OLCC Jennifer M Harris*

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft

(include book-signing for new book of same title)

GEOECONOMICS

1/24/17

 

OLCC Dick Shriver

Management Consultant and Mentor

The Cold War: its Start, End, and Aftermath, and Relevance Today

DIPLOMATIC HISTORY/COLD WAR

2/15/17

 

Saybrook Point Inn Nancy Lindborg

President, United States Institute for Peace

Building Peace in a Fragile World

 

PEACE INITIATIVES

3/21/17 OLMS (dinner at OLCC) Pieter Visscher

University of Connecticut

Lithium in the Andes: Economy, Ecology and Geopolitics of an Element that is Key to

Our Way of Life

ENVIRONMENT/SOUTH AMERICA

4/19/17

 

Conn College Eric Trager

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Arab Fall

(based on new book)

MIDDLE EAST

5/25/17

Date TBD

TBD

 

Lt Cmdr Jeremy  McKenzie

US Coast Guard Academy

US-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic Region

ARCTIC DIPLOMACY

6/6/17

 

OLMS (dinner at OLCC) Gordon G Chang

Columnist (The Daily Beast) and Author

A Turbulent China Takes on the World

CHINA/ASIA

OLCC = Old Lyme Country Club; OLMS = Old Lyme Middle School

*NOTE: dinner (at OLCC) speaker will be Chris George, Executive Director of IRIS