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SCWA Virtual Webinar Series

Amid these challenging circumstances, SCWA thanks you for your continued support!  Preview our new SCWA YouTube Channel featuring SCWA Board Directors Dr. Jacek Lubecki, Dr. Mohamed Mukhtar, and Dr. Olavi Arnes; as well as the Virtual Webinar Series. Throughout the SCWA summer hiatus, we invite Members to stay engaged & participate in various FREE & FEE Virtual Webinars offered by World Affairs Councils from around the United States of America. Both FREE & FEE Virtual Opportunities are listed below and updated weekly just follow the links. ~ Stay Tuned & Stay Healthy, SCWA!



SCWA Webinars are AVAILABLE until September 1, 2020
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In the Shadow of the Bear: Defense Policies of East-Central European Countries and the Russian Challenge presented by SCWA Board Member Dr. Jacek Lubecki

Jacek LubeckiWhat is the future direction for Eastern & Central Europe?  Dr. Lubecki discusses three scenarios based on the history of Eastern & Central Europe countries between two world wars and the Cold War, the region’s turn to liberalism and NATO in 1989 – 1999, NATO’s expansion and the War on Terror from 1999 to 2014, a resurgent Russia, and President Trump and Nationalistic Populism.

“The Many Faces of Islam” An abstract presented by SCWA Board Member Dr. Mohamed Mukhtar

Mohamad MukhtarSince the end of the Cold War and the demise of the Soviet Union, the United States and the West have configured a new threat to Western Civilization.  Instead of the Commies are coming, it is “the Muslims are coming.”  Islam is a violent religion that became a cliché used by most Western analysts, media outlets, corporations, and governmental policymakers; Muslim mosques in the USA are perceived as terrorist enterprises.  Yet few non-Muslim Americans could give an accurate explanation of what Islam is.  Dr. Mukhtar’s talk on the “Many Faces of Islam” is an attempt to clarify the clouded thinking of Americans about Islam, its culture, and its adherents.  

“Russia, Europe, and the United States: The Fragmented Relationship”  presented by SCWA Board Member Dr. Olavi Arens


There is an old adage “Russia is not as weak as it looks; Russia is not as strong as it seems.”  Dr. Arens examines the relations, or the lack of relations, between Russia and the West (the US and Europe) since the end of the Cold War; including the current estrangement.  He also addresses the perspectives for the future of the relationships.


World Affairs Councils from Around the USA are offering our Members Real-time Analysis through Free & Fee Webinars 

Follow the links to learn more & to register!

Stay Safe. Stay Engaged. Stay Informed

July 6

  • World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Ashok Malik, Policy Advisor for the Ministry of External Affairs in India, for “COVID-19 and India.” 

July 7

July 8

July 9

July 10

  • International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts Carissa Rocha, Global Child Development Coordinator at Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, for “Global Child Development.” 

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WAC Charleston, WACC Podcast

WAC Connecticut, Comm(Unity)

WAC Dallas/Fort Worth, Global I.Q. Minute With Jim Falk

WAC New Hampshire, Global in the Granite State

World Affairs (Northern California), KQED Radio


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