Venice Lectures

Global Issues 2017

Lectures are held in the Venice Community Center, 326 S Nokomis Ave

Lectures start at 2:30 pm on Tuesdays, at 10:00 am on Fridays.

Click on title for lecture summary, click on speaker name for biography.

  Tuesday Friday
10 Expectations of Privacy in the Digital Age
Terry Roberts
13 At the Intersection of Energy, Environment, and Economics
Molly Williamson
17 Success and Failure in the Third World
Benjamin Barber
20 The New Administration and Iranian Policy
Dr. Mohsen Milani
24 Afghanistan: Condemned to Chaos or Prospects for Progress?
Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad
27 Women in Combat
Jessica Lewis McFate
31 Turkey in Crisis
Amberin Zaman
3 The Bumpy Roads Ahead
Martin Walker
7 Our Globe, Our Home: Seven Major Issues Confronting Us
Amb. Thomas Pickering
10 Modern Day Slavery In the United States and Throughout the World
Laurel Bellows
14 HIV/AIDS: Lessons for Other Epidemics?
Dr. Michael Adler
17 The United States and Cuba: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Dr. Jorge Dominguez
21 Crypto Wars: Apple vs. the FBI
Stewart Baker
24 Saudi Arabia in a Time of Social, Political, Economic and Religious Change
Bernard Haykel
28 Russia and Euro-Atlantic Security
Amb. James Collins
3 Electoral Votes: What Were the Founders Thinking? What Would They Do Today?
Mark Weston
7 Presidential Options for Defeating Jihadists
Francis J. "Bing" West
10 The Doomsday Clock: How Close to Midnight?
John Mecklin
14 U.S. Leadership in Refugee Settlement—Then and Now
Amb. Johnny Young
17 Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine
Dr. Alice Rothchild
21 Nigeria: Africa’s Giant Struggles for Stability
Amb. Johnnie Carson
24 Middle East Policy Options for the New Administration
Amb. Robert Ford
28 China Under Xi Jinping
Dr. Elizabeth Economy
31 Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President
Dr. Aaron David Miller