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
What 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
Since 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
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Stay Safe. Stay Engaged. Stay Informed
- World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Ashok Malik, Policy Advisor for the Ministry of External Affairs in India, for “COVID-19 and India.”
- Tennessee World Affairs Council hosts Alderman Frank McCoubrey, Lord Mayor of Belfast, for “Global Nashville.”
- San Diego World Affairs Council hosts Keith Luse, Executive Director of the National Committee on North Korea, for “70th Anniversary of the Korean War Its Legacy With Focus on North Korea.”
- Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall hosts a panel of experts for “Opportunities for Foreign Policy: Assad’s New Syria.”
- World Affairs (Northern California) hosts Jessica Yellin, Founder of #NewsNotNoise, and Justin Chapman, Communications Officer for the Pacific Council on International Policy, for “Truth, Journalism, and Disinformation in the Age of Social Media.”
- World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts film producer Jay Young and author Robert Bryce to discuss his book, A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations.
- Tennessee World Affairs Council hosts Professor Mark Katz, George Mason University, for “Global News Review.”
- International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts Grant Owens, member of the Vexillogical Association of Kansas City, for “International Flag Design.”
- WorldBoston hosts a webinar event on “International Exchange in a Time of Isolation: Resiliency and Equity in Community-Driven Change.”
- World Affairs Council of Greater Reading hosts Victoria Tin-bor Hui, Faculty Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, for “Recent Developments in the China/Hong Kong Relationship.”
- World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Professor Peniel Joseph, The University of Texas, for “Race & Democracy in the U.S. and Beyond.”
- World Affairs Council of New Orleans hosts Professor Walter Lane, University of New Orleans, for “Great Decisions: Healthcare Systems: The U.S. Versus the World.”
- World Affairs Council of Maine hosts Julie Nye, Senior Consultant at Metlife, for “Great Decisions: U.S. Relations With the Northern Triangle.”
- International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts lecturer Paolo Ghezzo, University of Kansas, for “Lexicon: Italian.”
- World Affairs Council of Orange County hosts Eric Haseltine, Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Technology Leadership Council, for “Technology, Geopolitical Espionage, and the New Russian Threat.”
- Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts Ambassador (ret.) Pamela White, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of the Gambia and the Republic of Haiti, for “Giving Aid: Why It Matters and How to Do It Right.”
- Upstate International hosts Ambassador (ret.) John Herbst, Director of the Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council, for “Foreign Policy in the Crosshairs.”
- World Affairs Council of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky hosts Theresa Sabonis-Helf, Inaugural Chair of the Science, Technology, and International Affairs Program at Georgetown University, for “Climate Change in the Post-Pandemic World.”
- World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts Dr. C. Jason Wang, Director of the Center for Policy, Outcomes, and Prevention at Stanford University, and Dr. Leonard Chuech, Taiwan Adventist Hospital, for “The Taiwanese Response to COVID-19.”
- World Affairs Council of the Desert hosts Ken Gause, Research Program Director at CNA, for “The Evolving Power Dynamics Inside the North Korea Regime.”
- International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts Professor Letitia Harmon, Johnson County Community College, for “Political Movements.”
- Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall hosts Professor Dan Schnur, University of Southern California, for “Politics in the Time of Coronavirus.”
- International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts Carissa Rocha, Global Child Development Coordinator at Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, for “Global Child Development.”
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