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2014-15 Schedule
Click on Events calendar to see  Programs for the 2014-15 Season! 

Events for the 2014-15 Season will be posted as they are scheduled.

 

  Mon., Nov. 3
 
"1st Mondays" Discussion
    Group - MEMBERS ONLY
  McCarter & English
  5:30-7:30 PM

  Nov. 5-7
  WACA Conference
  Washington, DC

  Wed., Nov. 12
  AR Dinner
 
Dr. Angela Stent 
  Director, Center for
    Eurasian, Russian & East
    European Studies,
    Georgetown University
 
"US-Russian Relations
    Is This a New Cold War?"

  SYC
  6:15-9:30 PM

  Tues.,  Nov. 18
 
Great Decisions
 
William Sweet
  CUNY
 
"Food and Climate"
  New Canaan Library
  7 PM

 
 
Mon., Dec. 1
 
"1st Mondays" Discussion
    Group - MEMBERS ONLY
  McCarter & English
  5:30-7:30 PM

  Thurs., Dec. 4
  Global Economic Trends
    Lecture
 
Robert T. "Tim" McGee
  Director, Macro Strategy
    & Research, US Trust
 
"Economic Implications of
    Global Rebalancing"

  MasterCard Worldwide HQ
  Purchase, NY
  5:30 PM:  Reception
  6:30 PM:  Program

  Wed., Dec. 10
  AR Luncheon
 
Bill Plummer
  VP, External Affairs,
    Huawei Technologies
 
"Globalization, Inter-
    dependence & the Threat
    of Techno-Nationalism"

  SYC
  12 Noon

  Wed., Dec. 17
  Forum Series
 
Dr. Alon-Ben-Meir
  Prof. & Sr. Fellow, NYU
    Center for Global
    Affairs & Sr. Fellow,
    World Policy Institute
 
"The Psychological
    Dimension of the Arab-
    Israeli Conflict"

  Ferguson Library
  7 PM

 

 

 

 

 


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Please consult our upcoming events calendar or contact our office if you are interested in attending our programs.
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November 5-7 - WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCILS OF AMERICA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

 

                                                       

 

Donít miss the annual World Affairs Councils of America National Conference!  It is a highlight of the year and the Forum is always among those with the largest contingent in attendance!  So make your reservations now!

The World Affairs Councils of America will host its 2014 National Conference, America and the World 2015, on November 5-7 at The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC.

Held annually for over two decades, the Conference engages our national network's leaders and members drawn from the business, civic, and education communities with leading policy-makers and experts. 

The 2014 National Conference Agenda will examine: China, the U.S., and Asia; Russia/Eurasia; Cybersecurity; Future of Education; Youth, Jobs, and Social Unrest; Food and Water; Global Economic Realignment; Future of Energy; Africa; and Climate Change.

To register and for more information, visit the WACA website at:  www.worldaffairscouncils.org
 

 

Wednesday, November 12 - AMBASSADORS' ROUNDTABLE DINNER

   
 

Dr. Angela Stent

Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies, Georgetown University

"US-Russian Relations:  Is This a New Cold War?"

Dr. Angela Stent is a Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Senior Fellow (non-resident) at the Brookings Institution.  She is also Senior Adviser to the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and served on the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council for Russia.  From 2004-2006 she served as National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. 

Dr. Stent's latest book is The Limits of Partnership:  US-Russian Relations in the 21st Century.  She received her BA from Cambridge University, her MSc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and her MA and PhD from Harvard University.

Stamford Yacht Club
Cash Bar:  6:15 PM
Dinner & Presentation:  7:00 PM

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT IN ADVANCE REQUIRED

Open Only to AR Members and Their Guests

 AR Series Member:                      No fee
 All Others:  Phone the Forum Office for Guest Fee and Payment

 

 

Tuesday, November 18 - GREAT DECISIONS PROGRAM

 


William Sweet

Writer, Adjunct Instructor, European History, CUNY

 "Food and Climate" 

William Sweet is the author of Kicking the Carbon Habit:  Global Warming and the Case for Renewable and Nuclear Energy and is now working on a book about the diplomacy of climate change, looking ahead to the December 2015 Paris climate conference.  Bill has been a blogger for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Spectrum website and the Foreign Policy Association's website, and previously served as Senior News Editor, Senior Editor and Senior Associate Editor, IEEE Spectrum.  In addition, he was Associate Editor of Physics Today and a staff writer for the Congressional Quarterly.   

 New Canaan Library
Lamb Room
151 Main Street

7 PM

Free and Open to the Public

Refreshments Courtesy of the New Canaan Library

Sponsored by HSBC

 

 


 

 

 
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