Past Programs

 

SECOND QUARTER 2017 PROGRAMS

Friday, June 9, 2017,  MUSLIM AND JEWISH RELATIONS, THEN AND NOW, Dr. Emily Gottreich, Chair, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Associate Adjunct Professor of History and International and Area Studies, UC Berkeley

 

Thursday, May 25, 2017, MY PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA AS A SECULAR WOMAN, Humaira Ghilzai, Co-Founder of “Afghan Friends Network”

 

Friday, May 12. 2017, NAFTA AND TPP: WHAT THEY ARE, THEIR POTENTIAL IMPACT AND EFFECTIVENESS, Harley Shaiken, Director, Center for Latin American Studies and Member of the Department of Geography, University of California, Berkeley.

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017, BRIDGE TO NOWHERE? TURKEY AND THE WEST AFTER THE ATTEMPTED COUP, Jessica Catherine Varnum, Senior Research Associate and Project Manager, Center for Nonproliferation Studies

 

Friday, April 7, 2017, TRUMP, TAIWAN, AND THE UNCERTAIN FUTURE OF U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS, Dr. Crystal Chang, Lecturer, Department of Political Science, and the International and Area Studies Academic Program, UC Berkeley.

 

 

 

FIRST QUARTER 201& PROGRAMS

Thursday, March 23, 2017, THE ISLAMIC STATE, ASSAD, RUSSIA,

AND THE FAILURE OF U.S. POLICY,  

Reese Erlich, award-winning journalist and author

 

Friday, March 10, 2017, THE CASE FOR U.S. NUCLEAR WEAPONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY, Brad Roberts, Ph.D., Director, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

 

Thursday, March 2, 2017, The Evolving Crisis in Venezuela: Origins, Dynamics, and Possible Solutions, Margarita Lopez Maya, Professor at the Center for Development Studies (CENDES) at the Central University of Venezuela.

 

Thursday, February 23, 2017, ZIKA VIRUS IN THE AMERICAS: RETURN OF THE COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE.

George Rutherford, M.D., Salvatore Pablo Lucia Professor of Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Pediatrics and History; Head of the Division of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, and Vice Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco

 

Friday, February 10, 2017, THE CYBER SECURITY CHALLENGE: ENSURING THE SUCCESS OF OUR ECONOMY AND DEMOCRACY,  

Edward Kinney, retired, 30+year veteran of Information Systems and Cyber Security with the federal government.

 

Thursday, February 2, 2017, THE TRUMP ELECTIONS IMPACT ON U.S.-RUSSIA RELATIONS, Anna Vassilieva, professor, program head, and Director of Graduate Learning Initiative in Russian Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies (formerly Monterey Institute), author, translator, and editor

 

Friday, January 13, 2017, WACSC ANNUAL DINNER, WHAT THE RISE OF ASIA MEANS FOR THE U.S., Anja Manuel, former diplomat, speaker, author

 

 


FOURTH QUARTER 2016 PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2016, SCHOOLS FOR SALONE, Cindy Nofziger, Founder and Executive Director, Schools for Salone & Dr. Robert Heavner, former Board Member for Schools for Salone; clinical psychologist

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016, WHOSE HERITAGE IS THIS? Dr. Margaret Purser, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, Sonoma State University

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, GUNS VS. BUTTER: SECURITY AND FOREIGN POLICY IN THE 2016 U.S. ELECTION OR THE POCKETBOOK ELECTION? Dr. David McCuan, Professor of Political Science, Sonoma State University; faculty member with U.C. Davis-Sonoma State Joint Doctorate

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016, U.S., LIBYA, AND THE RISE OF THE ISLAMIC STATE, Ethan Chorin, former Foreign Service Officer in Libya; CEO of Perim Associates; author

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2016, THE GLOBAL RACE FOR CLEANER ENERGY, Jeffrey Ball, Scholar-in-Residence, Stanford Universitys Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance; writer and lecturer

 

THIRD QUARTER 2016 PROGRAMS

Thursday, September 22, 2016, ELECTRIFYING A BILLION PEOPLE WITHOUT FRYING US ALL, Dr. Daniel R. Soto, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Studies and Planning, Sonoma State University

 

Thursday, July 21, 2016, HUMAN SPACE FLIGHT: TODAY AND TOMORROW, Ralph A. Grau, Deputy Manager, International Space Station Program External Integration Office

 

 

Friday, July 8, 2016, DOES EUROPE HAVE A FUTURE? Colonel Peter Frank, German Army, Associate Military Professor, Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California

 

SECOND QUARTER 2016 PROGRAMS

Thursday, June 23, 2016, THE RULE OF LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS CRIMES AROUND THE GLOBE, C. Dixon Osburn, Executive Director, Center for Justice and Accountability, San Francisco

 

Friday, June 10, 2016, BEYOND THE HEADLINES WITH CHERYL JENNINGS: HER DANGEROUS MISSION TO MEET AFGHANISTAN PRESIDENT ASHRAF GHANI, Cheryl Jennings, news anchor, reporter, producer at ABC7/KGO TV, San Francisco

 

Thursday, May 26, 2016, CUBA AND THE UNITED STATES…PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE, Alex Saragoza, Professor, Chicano/Latino Studies, UC Berkeley

 

Friday, May 13, 2016, CURRENT U.S. IMMIGRATION LAWS, POLICIES…AND MORE, William Ong Hing, Professor of Law, University of San Francisco; Professor Emeritus, U.C. Davis

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016,  AFGHANISTAN: FRESH PERSPECTIVES ON AN OLD STORY, Tim F. Reese, the executive director of the Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County

 

Friday, April 8, 2016, THE GLOBAL MIGRATION CRISIS: ITS SECURITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACTS, William Arrocha, Professor, International Policy and Development, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

 

 

FIRST QUARTER 2016 PROGRAMS

Thursday, March 24, 2016, A Mind-Opening Journey Across Cultures, Joe Lurie, Executive Director Emeritus of the University of California Berkeley’s International House, and author

 

Friday, March 11, 2016, The U.S. and China Are Rivals, Adversaries and Partners.  Where Does All This Lead?, Thomas Hout, Visiting Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

 

 

Friday, March 11, 2016, The U.S. and China Are Rivals, Adversaries and Partners.  Where Does All This Lead?, Thomas Hout, Visiting Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

 

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016, Disaster Medicine in Disasters Around the World, Dr. Joshua Weil, M.D., FACEP, Emergency Physician and Assistant Physician-in-Chief for Hospital Operations, Kaiser Hospital, Santa Rosa

 

Friday, February12, 2016, The Japan – South Korea Identity Crisis: Implications for the U.S. and Asia, Brad Glosserman, Executive Director, Pacific Forum, Center for Strategic and International Studies

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016, International Travel: Best Practices for a Safe Trip, Brent Barker, owner/president of Barker Global Security; global travel security consultant 

 

Friday, January 8, 2016, Tunisia and the Arab Springs, Dr. Laurence O. Michalak, former Vice-Chair, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley, CA

 


 


 


 


 
 

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