Global Issues 2017


SILL 2017

2017 marks the 46th season of the Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning. We are proud to continue serving you, our audience.

SILL will present a broad overview of the global challenges we face. From China and Russia to the Middle East and the strains on our military services and our military and intelligence capabilities, some of the most compelling areas of interest to our 2017 audiences will be examined in depth by lecturers extremely well versed in these areas.

Many of the 2017 speakers are new to the SILL audiences, offering perspectives that have not been heard here before. Other favorite speakers are returning to the program to present their perspectives on key issues like the future of the European Union and the foreign policy challenges our next President will face.

If you are busy during the business day and unable to participate in our programs, we have expanded the Lakewood Ranch program this year to 12 lectures. This year, they will be at Cornerstone Church beginning at 7:00 pm. It's another way for us to expand the SILL audience.

SILL promises another great year examining the Global Issues which will impact us in 2017. We expect to deliver a lecture series of exceptional breadth and depth on topics in the news today.


Our facilitators for this seasonís Global Issues programs are: Bob Barylski, Beth Cotner, Bob Deutsch, Richard Friedman, Peter Huber, Jorie Lueloff, James McGee, Lionel Olmer, Jeffrey Olsen,and Bob Toplin.

You will find many of us at most lectures, and we welcome your feedback.