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Our 51st Year

Global Issues 2022
Sarasota
Lectures are held at First United Methodist Church
104 S. Pineapple Ave. and start at 10:30 am
Wednesday lectures have closed captioning

Click on title for lecture summary, click on speaker name for biography
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11 The Next Germany
Jeffrey Gedmin
12 Germany and Its Future Challenges
Jeffrey Gedmin
13 Stories That Never Made It Into Print: Backstairs at the White House
Thomas DeFrank
18 Pandemics: From "What If" to "What Now"?
John Sinnott
19 Biological Weapons: The Unseen Casts a Shadow
John Sinnott
20 Making Peace in the Middle East
Brian Hook
25 Energy Transition: Is It Feasible? What Will It Entail?
Richard Jones
26 Political Implications of Energy Transition
Richard Jones
27 Independence Corrupted: How America's Judges Really Make Their Decisions
Charles Schudson
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1 The Dragon and the Bear: Russo-Chinese Relations
Robert Barylski
2 Russia, China, Afghanistan and the Islamic Crescent
Robert Barylski
3 Can Europe Become French Again?
Martin Walker
8 Modern Misunderstandings of American Government and Politics
Bob McClure
9 U.S. Policy Towards the Middle East
Dennis Ross
10 How American Democracy Has Renewed Itself in the Past
Jeremi Suri
15 The Online Accelerator
Margaret Jay
16 2022 Elections: Perspectives on National and Florida Races
Susan MacManus
17 Reckoning With the Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity
Robert Jones
22 Military Assistance vs Military Operations: A Cure for the Forever Wars
Charles Ray
23 U.S. Military Presence in Africa: The Limits of Engagement
Charles Ray
24 New Hardline President Raisi and U.S.- Iran Relations
Mohsen Milani
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1 Military Support to Civil Authorities
Russel Honoré
2 Aftermath of the January 6 Capital Attack
Russel Honoré
3 What Makes Vladimir Putin Tick?
John Beyrle
8 Ethiopia and its Prime Minister-From Nobel Laureate to War Crimes
William Davison
9 The Tigray Conflict and Ethiopia's Contested Federation
William Davison
10 Can a Democratic America Compete with a Totalitarian China?
Robert Lieber
15 Current Issues in U.S. Intelligence
Mark Lowenthal
16 The Paper Dragon
Mark Lowenthal
17 Domestic Extremism
Peter Bergen
22 Negotiating with North Korea
Stephen Biegun
23 The Future of U.S. - China Relations
Stephen Biegun
24 Why America No Longer Gets Asia
Evan Feigenbaum
29 Our Own Worst Enemy: The Global Assault From Within on Modern Democracy
Thomas Nichols
30 The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Knowledge and Why It’s a Threat to Democracy
Thomas Nichols
31 Like War: How Social Media Has Become Weaponized, and What We Need to Know About It
Peter Singer