Sarasota Lectures

Global Issues 2017

Lectures are held at First United Methodist Church 104 S. Pineapple Ave. and start at 10:30 am

Click on title for lecture summary, click on speaker name for biography.

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
10 Expectations of Privacy in the Digital Age
Terry Roberts
11 The Consequence of a Major Cyber Breach - A Potential Solution
Terry Roberts
12 At the Intersection of Energy, Environment, and Economics
Molly Williamson
17 Success and Failure in the Third World
Benjamin Barber
18 Groundtruthing the Third World
Benjamin Barber
19 The New Administration and Iranian Policy
Dr. Mohsen Milani
24 Afghanistan: Condemned to Chaos or Prospects for Progress?
Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad
25 Iraq: In Search of Stability
Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad
26 Women in Combat
Jessica Lewis McFate
31 Turkey in Crisis
Amberin Zaman
1 Kurds Rising
Amberin Zaman
2 The Bumpy Roads Ahead
Martin Walker
7 Our Globe, Our Home: Seven Major Issues Confronting Us
Amb. Thomas Pickering
8 Middle East: Mess, Muscle or Mission?
Amb. Thomas Pickering
9 Modern Day Slavery In the United States and Throughout the World
Laurel Bellows
14 HIV/AIDS: Lessons for Other Epidemics?
Dr. Michael Adler
15 The Aftermath of BREXIT: Could the U.K. and Europe Both Die? What is Next?
Baroness Margaret Jay
16 The United States and Cuba: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Dr. Jorge Dominguez
21 Crypto Wars: Apple vs. the FBI
Stewart Baker
22 Personal Privacy vs. National Security
Stewart Baker
23 Saudi Arabia in a Time of Social, Political, Economic, and Religious Change
Bernard Haykel
28 Russia and Euro-Atlantic Security
Amb. James Collins
1 Russia-U.S. Relations: Problems and Prospects
Amb. James Collins
2 Electoral Votes: What Were the Founders Thinking? What Would They Do Today?
Mark Weston
7 Presidential Options for Defeating Jihadists
Francis J. "Bing" West
8 We Remain at War in Afghanistan, Sort of…
Francis J. "Bing" West
9 The Doomsday Clock: How Close to Midnight?
John Mecklin
14 U.S. Leadership in Refugee Settlement—Then and Now
Amb. Johnny Young
15 U.S. Leadership in Refugee Resettlement and the New Administration
Amb. Johnny Young
16 Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine
Dr. Alice Rothchild
21 Nigeria: Africa’s Giant Struggles for Stability
Amb. Johnnie Carson
22 South Africa: In Mandela’s Shadow
Amb. Johnnie Carson
23 Middle East Policy Options for the New Administration
Amb. Robert Ford
28 China Under Xi Jinping
Dr. Elizabeth Economy
29 China’s Environmental Challenge
Dr. Elizabeth Economy
30 Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President
Dr. Aaron David Miller