Sarasota Lectures

Global Issues 2014

Overview - Global Issues
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General Information

Lectures are held at Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail and start at 10:30 am<

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

  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
7 Middle East: Iran and the U.S. What to do about the Nuclear Issue?
Dr. Thomas Pickering
8 Benghazi and the Security of U.S. Representatives Abroad
Dr. Thomas Pickering
9 Clocks in the Middle East: Nobody is in the Same Time Zone
Hon. Molly Williamson
14 Cyber Security
Harvey Rishikof
15 Protecting Individual Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Harvey Rishikof
16 The Economics of an Aging Population
Ms. Terry Savage
21 Iran's New President: How Moderate is He?
Dr. Mohsen Milani
22 Iran and the Syrian Civil War
Dr. Mohsen Milani
23 Prospects for the Next Health Care Reformó2030
Dr. Troyan Brennan
28 The Reform That Wasn't
William Cohan
29 Gambling with Other People's Money
William Cohan
30 Battling for the New Asia
Martin Walker
4 Central Asia: From Obscurity to Center Stage
Dr. S. Enders Wimbush
5 Could Russia Fail?
Dr. S. Enders Wimbush
6 Contemporary Mexico: Failed State or Vibrant Industrial Democracy?
Dr. Jorge Dominguez
11 The United States and China: Is Conflict Inevitable?
Amb. J. Stapleton Roy
12 Rebalancing in East Asia: The Challenges Ahead
Amb. J. Stapleton Roy
13 The Promise and Prospects for Reforming the Delivery of Health Care
Dr. Marilyn Moon
18 Europe: Competitive, Complacent or Delusional?
Dr. Daniel Hamilton
19 Is Geo-Economics Replacing Geo-Politics?
Dr. Daniel Hamilton
20 The Obama Doctrine on War and Peace
Dr. Jerry Pubantz
25 United States Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa - Problems, Promise and Potential
Amb. Jim McGee
26 Problems, the Promise and the Future of Sub-Saharan Africa
Amb. Jim McGee
27 The Tortured Past and Present of Afghanistan Often Aggravated by Occupying Super Powers
Dr. Alam Payind
4 Turkey's Middle East Policy and U.S. Interests
Dr. Soner Cagaptay
5 Turkish Elections in 2014 and Turkey's Future
Dr. Soner Cagaptay
6 Japan's Grand Strategy
Dr. Richard Samuels
11 The Evolving Asian Maritime Environment
Dr. Jonathan Pollack
12 Strategic Choices in Northeast Asia
Dr. Jonathan Pollack
13 China's Leaders and Their Path Since Deng Xiaoping: What It Means For The World
Dr. David Lampton
18 Who Stole the American Dream?
Hedrick Smith
19 Poisoned Waters
Hedrick Smith
20 The Parties versus the People: How to turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans
Mickey Edwards
25 Boston Marathon Bombing Revisited
Dr. Robert Barylski
26 Russia, America, and the Snowden Affair
Dr. Robert Barylski
27 India: Will the Transformation Continue?
Amb. Teresita Schaffer

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