Sarasota Lectures

Global Issues 2018

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
9 Delivering on the Constitution's Aspirations - Aligning Security and Privacy
Chris Inglis
10 The Snowden Controversy - A View from a Real Insider on the Snowden Leaks and Their Aftermath
Chris Inglis
11 Providing for National Security in the Second Nuclear Age
Robert Gallucci
16 U.S. Foreign Policy after One Year of President Donald Trumpís Leadership
Christopher Hill
17 How Policy Is Made in Washington, D.C.
Christopher Hill
18 Africaís Challenges and Opportunities and Why Should the United States Care?
Linda Thomas-Greenfield
23 Robot Nation: Synergy between Man and Machine
Sasha Hoffman
24 Intelligent Transportation Systems Redefined
Sasha Hoffman
25 Britain and Europe: Another Chapter of Accidents
Margaret Jay
30 U.S. - Russia Relations: Major Power Relations in a New World Order
James Collins
31 Russia and its Neighbors: The Search for Stability Twenty Five Years after Empire
James Collins
1 Europe - A Near-Death Experience?
Martin Walker
6 The Continuing Crisis with North Korea
Donald Gregg
7 The White House Under Siege
Donald Gregg
8 Current Issues in U.S. Intelligence
Mark Lowenthal
13 Understanding Iranís Foreign Policy
Mohsen Milani
14 Iranís Political and Social Evolution
Mohsen Milani
15 How Has President Trump Delivered for His Constituents?
Hedrick Smith
20 Americaís Collapsing Democracy
Mickey Edwards
21 Does the Constitution Still Matter to Us?
Mickey Edwards
22 The Character of Chinese Power and What It Means for America
David Lampton
27 Governing a Prosperous North America: Canada, Mexico, and the United States
Jorge Dominguez
28 Mexico Chooses a New President
Jorge Dominguez
1 The Heroin/Opioid Epidemic and Prescription Drug Abuse
Peter Bensinger
6 Green Card Stories
Stephen Yale-Loehr
7 Our Broken Immigration System and How to Fix it
Stephen Yale-Loehr
8 Climate Change and Stability†in the Mid East and N. Africa:† Getting Hotter?
Robert Ford
13 How We Win
Farah Pandith
14 Countering Violent Extremism During the Trump Administration
Farah Pandith
15 Challenges for U.S. Middle East Policy
Dennis Ross
20 Why and How Americans Should Think About Their Cybersecurity
Suzanne Spaulding
21 The Major Threats to U.S. Cybersecurity
Suzanne Spaulding
22 American Strategy in a Time of Terrorism
Daniel Benjamin
27 Turkeyís Descent to Authoritarianism: Political Islam or the Corruption of Power?
Amberin Zaman
28 Kurdish Independence: A New Order in the Middle East?
Amberin Zaman
29 Putin, Trump, and Clinton: What Happened and What's Next?
Bob Barylski