Speakers Archive

Mona Yacoubian at Worcester World Affairs Council
Mona Yacoubian at Worcester World Affairs Council

"How to Prevent State Collapse of Lebanon" with Mona Yacoubian, U.S. Institute of Peace

Frederic Wehrey at Worcester World Affairs Council
Frederic Wehrey at Worcester World Affairs Council

December 6, 2022

Religion and politics in the Middle East, with Dr. Frederic Wehrey, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Katharine Petrich at Worcester World Affairs Council
Katharine Petrich at Worcester World Affairs Council

November 2, 2022

Al-Shabaab's Criminal Activities in the Horn of Africa with Katharine Petrich, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Scot Marciel at Worcester World Affairs Council
Scot Marciel at Worcester World Affairs Council

October 17, 2022

Myanmar, with retired Ambassador Scot Marciel

Major General (Ret.) William Rapp at Worcester World Affairs Council
Major General (Ret.) William Rapp at Worcester World Affairs Council

September 12, 2022

Topic to be confirmed related to military-civilian relations.

WWAC Summer Social 2022
WWAC Summer Social 2022

June 15, 2022

A social gathering with food and drink for Worcester World Affairs members

Rushan Abbas at Worcester World Affairs Council
Rushan Abbas at Worcester World Affairs Council

May 3, 2022

"Global Implications of the Uyghur Genocide," with Rushan Abbas, Campaign for Uyghurs

Adam Weinstein at Worcester World Affairs Council
Adam Weinstein at Worcester World Affairs Council

April 7, 2022

The US Experience in Afghanistan: What Does It Mean for Future Interventions and Nation-Building? with Adam Weinstein, Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute

Alex Newhouse at Worcester World Affairs Council
Alex Newhouse at Worcester World Affairs Council

March 8, 2022

"Online Radicalization of the Vulnerable & the Power of Social Media" with Alex Newhouse, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Marc Grossman and Marcie Ries at Worcester World Affairs Council
Marc Grossman and Marcie Ries at Worcester World Affairs Council

February 24, 2022

"A U.S. Diplomatic Service for the 21st Century" with Marc Grossman, Cohen Group, and Marcie Ries, Belfer Center

Peter Martin at Worcester World Affairs Council
Peter Martin at Worcester World Affairs Council

January 13, 2022

The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, with Peter Martin, Defense Policy and Intelligence Reporter at Bloomberg News

Andrew Weber at Worcester World Affairs Council
Andrew Weber at Worcester World Affairs Council

December 10, 2021

Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, with Andrew Weber, Council on Strategic Risks

Ronak Desai at Worcester World Affairs Council
Ronak Desai at Worcester World Affairs Council

November 10, 2021

Ronak Desai will speak about the Future of the US-India Strategic Partnership

David Kramer at Worcester World Affairs Council
David Kramer at Worcester World Affairs Council

October 21, 2021

The Kremlin's Threat to Democracy, with David Kramer, Senior Fellow in the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, Florida International University

Bill McKibben at Worcester World Affairs Council
Bill McKibben at Worcester World Affairs Council

September 14, 2021

Current status of the environment, current challenges, and possible positive impacts, with Bill McKibben, Scholar in Residence in Environmental Studies, Middlebury College

Paul A. Berkman at Worcester World Affairs Council
Paul A. Berkman at Worcester World Affairs Council

June 21, 2021

Great Powers and the Melting Arctic with Professor Paul A Berkman, Associate Director of Science Diplomacy in the Harvard-MIT Public Disputes Program

Trita Parsi at Worcester World Affairs Council
Trita Parsi at Worcester World Affairs Council

May 27, 2021

"How to End Endless Wars in the Middle East," with Trita Parsi, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft

World Health Organization:  History, Responsibility and Future Direction at WWAC
World Health Organization: History, Responsibility and Future Direction at WWAC

April 28, 2021

A video presentation followed by discussion among members

Mark Leonard at WPI
Mark Leonard at WPI

April 21, 2021

The Crisis of America Power: How Europe Views the Biden Administration with Mark Leonard, European Council on Foreign Relations

Farah Pandith at Worcester World Affairs Council
Farah Pandith at Worcester World Affairs Council

March 10, 2021

“Radicalization and Extremism” by Farah Pandith at the Worcester World Affairs Council on March 9, 2020

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