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2015-16 Schedule
Click on Events calendar to see  Programs for the 2015-16 Season!  Additional events for the 2015-16 Season will be posted as they are scheduled.

 

    
 
Mon., Feb. 22
  Great Decisions
 
Dr. Charles Armstrong
  Columbia University
 
"The Koreas"
  Greenwich Library
  7 PM

  Wed., March 2
  AR Breakfast
 
Ben Lerner
  Center for Security
    Policy
 
"Drones & the National
    Security Landscape"

  SYC
  7-9AM

  Mon., Feb. 1
  1st Mondays

 
Discussion Group
  Members Only

  Wed., March 16
  Forum Series
 
David L. Phillips
  Columbia University
 
"Turkey's Dark Future"
  Ferguson Library
  5:45-7:30 PM

  Sun., April 3
  Marie Hurley Travel
    Lecture
 
Ian Tattersall
  Am. Museum of Natural
    History
 
"The Ancient Cave Art
    of France & Spain"

  Ferguson Library
  2 PM

  Mon., Apr. 4
  1st Mondays

 
Discussion Group
  Members Only

 
Wed., Apr. 6
 
WorldQuest 2016
  Italian Center
  6-9:30 PM


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GREAT DECISIONS - Monday, February 22

 

                                                      

 

Dr. Charles Armstrong

Professor, Columbia University



 

"The Koreas"

 

Dr. Charles Armstrong is The Korea Foundation Professor of Korean Studies
in the Social Sciences in the Department of History at Columbia University.
He has taught at Princeton, the University of Washington, and Seoul National University, and joined the Columbia faculty in 1996.

He is the author, editor or co-editor of five books, including most recently
Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World
, 1950 – 1992; winner of the
John Fairbank Prize of the American Historical Association) and
The Koreas.

Professor Armstrong holds a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Yale University,
an M.A. in International Relations from the London School of Economics, and
a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago.

 

 Greenwich Library
101 West Putnam Avenue
Cole Auditorium

7 PM

Free and Open to the Public

 

 

 

AMBASSADORS' ROUNDTABLE - Wednesday, March 2

   
 

Ben Lerner

 

VP, Government Relations,
Center for Security Policy

 

 
 

"Drones and the National
Security Landscape"

 

Ben Lerner manages the Center’s educational efforts and interactions with
the federal government.  He also manages coalitions and projects addressing
national security law, homeland security, nuclear deterrence and American sovereignty, and is responsible for the researching and drafting of policy
publications in these and other areas.  His articles have appeared in
Homeland Security Today, The American Spectator, The Washington
Times, Townhall, and inFocus Quarterly, and he has been a guest lecturer
at the U.S. Army War College, where he has discussed the legal/ethical
issues surrounding the military’s use of unmanned systems. 

 

Prior to joining the Center, Mr. Lerner served as counsel on energy,
environment and homeland security issues in a government relations firm,
held a senior government relations role with a foreign affairs advocacy
organization, gained experience in both the House and Senate, and served
as a senior adviser on a congressional campaign.

 

Stamford Yacht Club
 Coffee Available:  7:00 AM
Breakfast:  7:30 AM

Presentation:  8 AM
Adjourn:  9 AM

 

AR Members:  No Charge
Guests of AR Members:  $30
General Public:  $50
  

 

 

 
 

FORUM SERIES, Wednesday, March 16

 

 

 

David L. Phillips
 

Director, Program on Peace-building and
Rights, Institute for the Study of Human
Rights, Columbia University

 

 

"Turkey's Dark Future"

 

David Phillips served as Foreign Affairs Expert and Senior Adviser to the U.S.
State Department during the administrations of President Clinton, Bush, and
Obama. He specializes on Turkey, Syria, Iraq and the Kurds. In his distinguished
career working on conflict resolution over 25 years, Phillips also served as Senior
Adviser to the UN Secretariat, Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Future of Diplomacy Project and Fellow at Harvard's Center for Middle East Studies,
Deputy Director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign
Relations, Senior Fellow at the Preventive Diplomacy Program of the Center for
Strategic and International Studies, Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and
Project Director at the International Peace Research Institute of Oslo, President
of the Congressional Human Rights Foundation, and Executive Director of the
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.

 

Phillips has written many books, dozens of policy reports and hundreds of articles
in leading publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal,
Financial Times, International Herald Tribune
, and Foreign Affairs. He is
author of Losing Iraq: Inside the Post-War Reconstruction Fiasco and The
Kurdish Spring: A New Map for the Middle East
.


 Main Library (Ferguson Library) DiMattia Building
3rd Floor Auditorium

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
 

Sponsor:  GE Asset Management 

 


 

 

 

 
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