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

 

 

 
 
 
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
 
Kevin Peraino
  Journalist & Author
 
"Reporting from the
    Middle East"

  SYC
  12:30 PM Promptly

  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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thursday, December 4 - GLOBAL ECONOMIC TRENDS LECTURE

 

                                                       

 

Annual Global Economic Trends Lecture

 Robert T. "Tim" McGee

Director of Macro Strategy and Research, U.S. Trust,
Bank of America Private Wealth Management

"ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF GLOBAL REBALANCING”

Tim McGee serves on the Investment Strategy Committee and manages a team that researches global economic trends and turns them into strategies for investment professionals and high-net-worth clients. Prior to his current role, McGee was Chief Economist at U.S. Trust. In addition, he has been a Strategist and Economist with UFJ and Tokai Banks and has a regular market column in the Nikkei Financial Daily. Over the years, he has been recognized by Bloomberg news, Business Week, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal for outstanding forecast accuracy, including being ranked the number one forecaster several times. He has appeared on CNBC, Reuters, and Bloomberg TV and has been quoted in various publications like The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. In addition, he has published numerous articles in academic journals.  Tim received his B.S. from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

Hosted by MasterCard Worldwide and cosponsored by Pitney Bowes, Inc. and
UCONN/CIBER

5:30 pm:  Cocktail Reception
6:30 pm:  Program

MasterCard Worldwide Headquarters
Purchase, New York

 
Member Fee:  $35           Non-Member Fee:  $45

 Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Contact the World Affairs Forum at 203-356-0340 or info@worldaffairsforum.org
 

 

Wednesday, December 10 - AMBASSADORS' ROUNDTABLE BUFFET LUNCH

   
 

Kevin Peraino

Journalist and Author

"Reporting from the Middle East: 
The View of a Former Foreign Correspondent"

Kevin Peraino is a veteran journalist who has reported from throughout the world, including Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Yemen, Israel, Sudan, and Iraq. He was the Jerusalem Bureau Chief at Newsweek from 2005 to 2010, and has also written for the Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, and other publications. In 2009 he was a finalist for the Livingston Award for his global-affairs coverage. In addition, he is the author of Lincoln in the World: The Making of a Statesman and the Dawn of American Power (Crown, 2013), about Lincoln and U.S. foreign policy. Peraino is a graduate of Northwestern University and a term member at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Stamford Yacht Club
Buffet Lunch:  12:30 PM
Presentation:  1:15 PM

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT IN ADVANCE REQUIRED

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

 

 

Wednesday, December 17 - FORUM SERIES PROGRAM

 


Dr. Alon Ben-Meir

Professor & Sr. Fellow, NYU Center for Global Affairs & Sr. Fellow, World Policy Institute

"The Psychological Dimension of the

Arab-Israeli Conflict"

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir is an expert on Middle East politics and affairs, specializing in international negotiations and conflict resolution. In the past seventeen years, he has been directly involved in various negotiations between Israel and its neighboring countries and Turkey.  Ben-Meir hosts “Global Leaders: Conversations with Alon Ben-Meir,” a speaking series of debates and conversations with top policy-makers from around the world held each semester at NYU. He also regularly briefs at the U.S. State Department for the International Visitors Program. He has been featured on networks such as ABC, Al Jazeera (English and Arabic), Al Arabiya, al-Hurra, CNN, Russia Today and NBC.

He writes a weekly article that appears in newspapers, magazines and websites, including the Huffington Post, Jerusalem Post, Middle East Times, Times of Israel, Epoch Times, the Political Quarterly, the Harvard Review, and many other publications in Arabic and English. He has authored seven books related to the Middle East and is currently working on a new book about the psychological dimension of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 Ferguson Library (3rd Floor)
Corner of Broad and Bedford Streets, Stamford

Refreshments/Networking:  5:45 PM
Presentation/Q&A  6:15-7:30 PM

Forum Members/Faculty/Students:  No Charge
Non-Members:  $20
  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 
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