Sarasota Lectures

Global Issues 2016

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
5 China's Dream: The Hundred-Year Marathon
Dr. Michael Pillsbury
6 Secrets of the U.S.-China Relationship
Dr. Michael Pillsbury
7 American Foreign Policy and World Order in an Election Year
Dr. Robert Lieber
12 The War in the Ukraine
Nolan Peterson
13 A Soldier's View of Today's Military
Nolan Peterson
14 Current Issues in U.S. Intelligence
Dr. Mark Lowenthal
19 The Vladimir Putin Phenomenon
Dr. Robert Barylski
20 Ukraine: How Are We Doing?
Dr. Robert Barylski
21 China Goes Global: The Partial Power
David Shambaugh
26 The Nuclear Deal’s Impact on Iranian Politics and Society
Dr. Mohsen Milani
27 Iran’s Foreign Relations After the Nuclear Deal
Dr. Mohsen Milani
28 Surging American Inequality: How Much and Why?
Dr. Gary Burtless
2 The Global Refugee Crisis – Unprecedented in Scope and Scale
George Biddle
3 Syria – The Worst Humanitarian Crisis in a Generation
George Biddle
4 Russia and Putin: What Next?
Martin Walker
9 The Disunited United Kingdom
Baroness Margaret Jay
10 The Rise of Islamic Radicalism in European Nations
Baroness Margaret Jay
11 The Arctic
Amb. Kenneth Yalowitz
16 The Dangers of Demonization
Amb. Donald Gregg
17 U.S. Intelligence and the War on Terror
Amb. Donald Gregg
18 Modern Mercenaries: How For-Profit Warriors are Changing Global Affairs
Dr. Sean McFate
23 High Cost Drugs: What is the Solution?
Dr. Troyen Brennan
24 The Health Care Law - From a Health Lawyer’s Perspective
Dr. Troyen Brennan
25 Japan’s Grand Strategy
Dr. Richard Samuels
1 The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2014
Carlotta Gall
2 After Bin Laden: U.S. Relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan Today
Carlotta Gall
3 Measuring and Gaining U.S. Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean
Dr. Francisco Mora
8 The Military 15 Years After 9/11
Dr. Lawrence Korb
9 Military Budgets in an Age of Austerity
Dr. Lawrence Korb
10 The Iran Deal and Its Implications
Dr. Nabeel Khoury
15 Turkey's Uncertain Future
Amb. James Jeffrey
16 Middle East on the Brink
Amb. James Jeffrey
17 Facing a World of Challenges
Amb. Christopher Hill
22 Ten Mega Trends Impacting Africa's Future
Amb. Johnnie Carson
23 Africa: Challenges, Change and Conflict
Amb. Johnnie Carson
24 Global Middle Class Instability
Amb. Richard Boucher