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Our 49th Year

Tuesday Series
Friday Series

Sarasota Lectures
Lakewood Ranch Lectures

Venice Lectures
Global Issues 2020
Lectures are held in the Venice Community Center 326 S Nokomis Ave
Lectures start at 2:30 pm on Tuesdays, at 10:00 am on Fridays

Note: The March 6 and March 13 lectures will be held at
Emmanuel Lutheran Church 790 S Tamiami Trail

Click on title for lecture summary, click on speaker name for biography
  Tuesday Friday
7 Turkey and Its Neighbors
Yüksel Sezgin
10 The National Security Challenge of China: Game On
Gary Roughead
14 U.S. Intelligence: Current Challenges and Future Directions
Mark Lowenthal
17 Iranian-American Relations Update
Mohsen Milani
21 Mass Migration and National Security
Daniel Vara
24 Changing Climate: Changing….Well….Everything
Terry Root
28 How to End Income Inequality and Grow the Nation
Peter Georgescu
31 The European Union in Uncertain Times
Martin Walker
4 Is U.S.-Iran War Looming?
Ray Takeyh
7 America's Nation-Building Efforts - What Have We Learned?
Jeremi Suri
11 The United States and China
David Lampton
14 Driven to Extremes
Margaret Jay
18 The Missing Story of American Politics
Hedrick Smith
21 Solutions to Slavery in Our Country
Laurel Bellows
25 American Alliances in Asia
Kathleen Stephens
28 Fateful Choices in the Middle East: Israel and the United States
Dennis Ross
3 Russian Foreign Policy in an Era of Global Change
Celeste Wallander
6 Battles of the Future: How Technology Replaces Traditional Weapons of War
Sean & Jessica McFate
10 American Diplomacy in the 21st. Century: Forces that Will Define our World Present Opportunities and Challenges
Thomas Shannon
13 China's Economic Challenges and U.S.-China Competition
David Dollar
17 The Turing Test (of Process): The National Security Implications of Artificial Intelligence
James Baker
20 Indispensable Nation? The U.S. Role in World Order
Robert Lieber
24 The 2020 Presidential Election: Will Florida Be a Bellwether State Again?
Susan MacManus
27 Putin and Our Presidential Elections
Robert Barylski