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Speakers Archive

The Worcester World Affairs Council is proud to have hosted a number of illustrious speakers.

 

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Date
Speaker
Event
Frank Langfitt at Worcester World Affairs Council
"How journalists cover global events since the beginning of the 21st century," with Frank Langfitt, NPR Global Democracy Correspondent
Jack Goldstone at Worcester World Affairs Council
"The Future will be Very Different: Global Population and Migration in the 21st Century," with Jack Goldstone, George Mason University
Tamiriace Fakhoury at Worcester World Affairs Council
Does the United Nations remain effective in resolving conflicts throughout the world? with Tamiriace Fakhoury, Tufts University Fletcher School
December 9, 2024
Anna Ohanyan at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Contemporary Regional (Dis)Orders & Fractures in Eurasia: The Case of the South Caucasus," with Anna Ohanyan, Stonehill College
November 7, 2024
Jennifer Nuzzo at Worcester World Affairs Council
Pandemic Readiness, with Jennifer Nuzzo, Director of the Pandemic Center at Brown University School of Public Health
October 9, 2024
Sawkat Anwer at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Are We Ready for Artificial Intelligence in Global Health Management?" with Dr. M. Sawkat Anwer, Tufts University
September 12, 2024
Eric Budd at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Indonesia and the Philippines: Navigating a Dangerous Neighborhood" with Dr. Eric Budd, Fitchburg State University
May 14, 2024
Josephine Wolff at Worcester World Affairs Council
Cyber risk and insurance: How do we manage private sector cyber risks and why is it so hard? with Josephine Wolff, Tufts University
April 9, 2024
Helena Arose at Worcester World Affairs Council
International communities working together to fight cultural racketeering, with Helena Arose, Director of Programs the Antiquities Coalition
March 11, 2024
Jennifer Cafarella at Worcester World Affairs Council
"The Changing Face of War: Lessons from Ukraine" with Jennifer Cafarella from The Institute for the Study of War.
February 15, 2024
Shihoko Goto at Worcester World Affairs
"Taiwan in the Middle: Why Taiwan Matters as Strategic Competition Heats Up," with Shihoko Goto, Director of the Asia Program and Director of Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise, The Wilson Center
January 17, 2024
Laura Thornton at Worcester World Affairs Council
Democratic Decline, Autocratic Rise: Solutions/Innovations in Europe, with Laura Thornton, German Marshall Fund
December 7, 2023
Gregory Poling at Worcester World Affairs Council
"The New Alliance Network in Asia" with Gregory B. Poling, Center for Strategic and International Studies
November 15, 2023
Karen Jacobsen at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Understanding Climate-Related Migration" with Karen Jacobsen, Tufts University
October 13, 2023
Susan Colbourn at Worcester World Affairs Council
"The Future of NATO and the Alliance's Open Door," with Susan Colbourn, Duke University
September 18, 2023
Mariana Budjeryn at Worcester World Affairs Council
Revisiting Ukraine's Nuclear Disarmament after the Russian Invasion: Consequences for the Global Nuclear Order, with Mariana Budjeryn, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center
June 5, 2023
Molly Anderson at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Averting Hunger and Famine" with Molly Anderson, Middlebury College
May 10, 2023
Trita Parsi at Worcester World Affairs Council
Current events in Iran, with Trita Parsi, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
April 19, 2023
Mona Yacoubian at Worcester World Affairs Council
"How to Prevent State Collapse of Lebanon" with Mona Yacoubian, U.S. Institute of Peace
March 2, 2023
John Feffer at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Latin America's Changing Political Climate" with John Feffer, Institute for Policy Studies
February 7, 2023
Christopher M. Faulkner at Worcester World Affairs Council
The Role of Russian Private Military Companies in Africa, Ukraine, and Beyond, with Christopher M. Faulkner, U.S. Naval War College
January 11, 2023
Anatol Lieven at Worcester World Affairs Council
Ukraine, with Anatol Lieven, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
December 5, 2022
Frederic Wehrey at Worcester World Affairs Council
Religion and politics in the Middle East, with Dr. Frederic Wehrey, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
November 2, 2022
Katharine Petrich at Worcester World Affairs Council
Al-Shabaab's Criminal Activities in the Horn of Africa with Katharine Petrich, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
October 17, 2022
Scot Marciel at Worcester World Affairs Council
Crisis and Opportunity in Myanmar, with retired Ambassador Scot Marciel
September 12, 2022
Major General (Ret.) William Rapp at Worcester World Affairs Council
Civil-Military Relations in the US & Other Countries
June 15, 2022
WWAC Summer Social 2022
A social gathering with food and drink for Worcester World Affairs members
May 3, 2022
Rushan Abbas at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Global Implications of the Uyghur Genocide," with Rushan Abbas, Campaign for Uyghurs
April 7, 2022
Adam Weinstein at Worcester World Affairs Council
The US Experience in Afghanistan: What Does It Mean for Future Interventions and Nation-Building? with Adam Weinstein, Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute
March 7, 2022
Alex Newhouse at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Online Radicalization of the Vulnerable & the Power of Social Media" with Alex Newhouse, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
February 23, 2022
Marc Grossman and Marcie Ries at Worcester World Affairs Council
"A U.S. Diplomatic Service for the 21st Century" with Marc Grossman, Cohen Group, and Marcie Ries, Belfer Center
January 12, 2022
Peter Martin at Worcester World Affairs Council
The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, with Peter Martin, Defense Policy and Intelligence Reporter at Bloomberg News
December 9, 2021
Andrew Weber at Worcester World Affairs Council
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, with Andrew Weber, Council on Strategic Risks
November 9, 2021
Ronak Desai at Worcester World Affairs Council
Ronak Desai will speak about the Future of the US-India Strategic Partnership
October 21, 2021
David Kramer at Worcester World Affairs Council
The Kremlin's Threat to Democracy, with David Kramer, Senior Fellow in the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, Florida International University
September 14, 2021
Bill McKibben at Worcester World Affairs Council
Current status of the environment, current challenges, and possible positive impacts, with Bill McKibben, Scholar in Residence in Environmental Studies, Middlebury College
June 21, 2021
Paul A. Berkman at Worcester World Affairs Council
Great Powers and the Melting Arctic with Professor Paul A Berkman, Associate Director of Science Diplomacy in the Harvard-MIT Public Disputes Program
May 27, 2021
Trita Parsi at Worcester World Affairs Council
"How to End Endless Wars in the Middle East," with Trita Parsi, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
April 28, 2021
World Health Organization: History, Responsibility and Future Direction at WWAC
A video presentation followed by discussion among members
April 21, 2021
Mark Leonard at WPI
The Crisis of America Power: How Europe Views the Biden Administration with Mark Leonard, European Council on Foreign Relations
March 9, 2021
Farah Pandith at Worcester World Affairs Council
“Radicalization and Extremism” by Farah Pandith at the Worcester World Affairs Council on March 9, 2020
February 17, 2021
Paul Fagan at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Reset on Africa – Human Rights and other issues," with Paul Fagan, Director of Human Rights and Democracy Programs at the McCain Institute, Arizona State University.
January 27, 2021
Eitan Peled at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Child Migration Policy in the Biden Administration," with Eitan Peled, UNICEF USA Child Migration & Protection Program Manager
December 8, 2020
Angela Stent at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest" with Angela Stent, Georgetown University
November 17, 2020
Kelly Sims Gallagher at Worcester World Affairs Council
"US and China Climate Policy," with Kelly Sims Gallagher, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
October 13, 2020
Laura M. Delgado López at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Space as a Global Affair: Issues at the Crossroads of Science, National Policy and International Affairs" with Laura M. Delgado López, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
September 17, 2020
Lisel Hintz at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Turkey-U.S. Relationship Status in the Trump Era: It's Complicated" with Lisel Hintz, Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies
March 10, 2020
Michael Butler at Worcester World Affairs Council
"New Decade, New Dilemmas? Contemporary Challenges for U.S. National Security," with Michael Butler from Clark University
February 3, 2020
Miko Peled at Worcester World Affairs Council
“A New Paradigm - The Keys to Peace in Israel/Palestine” with Miko Peled
January 16, 2020
Daniel Maxwell at Worcester World Affairs Council
“Famine and Conflicts Around the World” with Daniel Maxwell, Tufts University
December 9, 2019
Eric Farnsworth at Worcester World Affairs Council
"US Relations with Latin America: From Where We Are to Where We Want to Go" with Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas
November 5, 2019
Torrey Taussig at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Trans-Atlantic Relations in the Age of Trump" with Torrey Taussig, Harvard University Kennedy School
October 16, 2019
Joseph Cirincione at Worcester World Affairs Council
"Nuclear Disarmament and North Korea" by Joseph Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund
September 16, 2019
Peter Dutton at Worcester World Affairs Council
"China and South China Seas" with Peter Dutton, US Naval War College
June 3, 2019
Mireya Solís
“Japan and Trade” with Mireya Solís, The Brookings Institution
May 8, 2019
Dipayan Ghosh
“A New Digital Social Contact: Regulating Tech to Promote Consumer Interests” with Dipayan Ghosh, Pozen Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
April 8, 2019
Scott Moore
"The Future of Water Conflict" with Scott Moore, University of Pennsylvania
March 25, 2019
David M. Shribman
"A Short History of Truth" with David M. Shribman, Executive Editor and Vice-President, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 13, 2019
Elisabeth Reynolds
"Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work" with Elisabeth Reynolds, MIT Industrial Performance Center
January 16, 2019
Célia Belin
"Trans-Atlantic Relations" with Célia Belin, The Brookings Institution
December 6, 2018
John M. Carey
"Democracy in the Americas: Adversity and Resilience" with John M. Carey, John Wentworth Professor in the Social Sciences at Dartmouth

 

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