Venice Lectures

Global Issues 2015

Sarasota Lectures
Tuesday Series
Friday Series
General Information

Lectures are held in the Venice Community Center, 326 S Nokomis Ave
(next to the Venice Public Library), except Feb 20th,
which will be held at the Venice Theatre, 140 West Tampa Ave

Lectures start at 2:30 pm on Tuesdays, at 10:00 am on Fridays.

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

  Tuesday Friday
6 Iran and the U.S.: War or Peace?
Dr. Thomas Pickering
9 Global Energy: How Things Go Wrong? Let Me Count the Ways
Hon. Molly Williamson
13 Between Radicalism and Pragmatism: Iran at Home, Iran Abroad
Dr. Haleh Esfandiari
16 The Rebirth of Al Queda In Iraq
Jessica Lewis McFate
20 The Tumultuous Transformation of the Middle East: The End of Empire Without an Umpire
Mark Rosenblum
23 The U.S. and the Great Powers in the Wake of Congressional Elections
Dr. Jerry Pubantz
27 Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan and the United States
Amb. Husain Haqqani
30 Europe and Putin
Martin Walker
3 The Global Refugee Crisis - Unprecedented in Scope and Scale
George Biddle
6 U.S. Security Forces: Post Realignment
Dr. John Williams
10 American Foreign Policy: New Thinking Needed on Russia
Dr. Robert Barylski
13 Top Secret America?
Dr. Joel Brenner
17 Brazil and Venezuela: Two Paths
Dr. Jorge Dominguez
20 The Emerging Pattern of Relations in Northeast Asia
Amb. Donald Gregg
24 Can the British Ever Be True Europeans?
Hon. Margaret Jay
27 Iran's Policy Towards Syria, Lebanon and Iraq: Is Iranian-American Cooperation Possible?
Dr. Mohsen Milani
3 Global Shift: The Future of American Power in a Globalized World
Roger Cohen
6 Iraq: the Pottery Barn Rule, Are We Responsible for the Mess or Does It Matter?
Amb. James Jeffrey
10 Responding to Failure: Reorganizing U.S. Policies in the Middle East
Amb. Chas Freeman Jr.
13 The Challenge of U.S. Economic Development in a Globalized World
Prof. Gary Fields
17 Cybersecurity Chaos: Impacts on Countries, Corporations, and Customers
Dr. Lance J. Hoffman
20 Reclaiming the American Dream
Hedrick Smith
24 Modi's India: Powering the Economy
Amb. Teresita Schaffer
27 Power and Trust in U.S.-China Relations
Dr. David Lampton

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