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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NEOWISE COMET VIEWING
How to See Comet NEOWISE by NASA
Observers in the Northern Hemisphere are hoping to catch a glimpse of Comet NEOWISE as it zips through the inner solar system before it speeds away into the depths of space. Discovered on March 27, 2020 by NASA’s Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission, Comet NEOWISE is putting on a dazzling display for skywatchers before it disappears, not to be seen again for another 6,800 years.
For those hoping to catch a glimpse of Comet NEOWISE before it’s gone, there are several observing opportunities over the coming days when it will become increasingly visible shortly after sunset in the northwest sky. If you’re looking at the sky without the help of observation tools, Comet NEOWISE will likely look like a fuzzy star with a bit of a tail, so using binoculars or a small telescope is recommended to get the best views of this object.
For those hoping to see Comet Neowise for themselves, here’s what to do:
Find a spot away from city lights with an unobstructed view of the sky
Just after sunset, look below the Big Dipper in the northwest sky
If you have them, bring binoculars or a small telescope to get the best views of this dazzling display
Each night, the comet will continue rising increasingly higher above the northwestern horizon as illustrated in the below graphic:
It goes without saying that the coronavirus infection is an incredibly fluid and dynamic situation. For COVID-19 Updates and Trackers VISIT
- GA DPH updates: www.dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus. GA DPH Daily Status – infection counts by county is available here
- CDC information and advisories
- CDC everyday preventative actions
- WHO pandemic advisory
- New York Times’ tracking map
- A Cool online tool, devised by Washington State high school student Avi Schiffmann, tracking the latest Coronavirus information
- National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Update — Dir. Anthony Fauci