Global Issues 2024
Lectures are held in the Venice Community Center
326 S Nokomis Ave

Click on speaker name for biography, click on description for program summary
  Tuesday 2:30 pm Friday 10:00 am
9 Responding to a World in 'Permacrisis'
Daniel Speckhard
12 Understanding Iran’s Dynamics
Mohsen Milani
16 A Fragile Balkan Region in the Vortex of War in Ukraine
Eric Rubin
19 US-China Relations from Cold War to Cold War
David Lampton
23 Ukraine: Lessons in Modern Warfare
Nolan Peterson
26 Artificial Intelligence: Reality Catching Up to Science Fiction
Peter Singer
30 Taiwan: Economic Powerhouse, Security Flash Point
Shelley Rigger
2 Europe’s Double Trouble UK’s:  Ukraine and the UK
Martin Walker
6 The Changing Climate and our Changing World
Bob Bunting
9 Why Americans Love and Hate Government
Jeremy Suri
13 The War on Terror Twenty Years Later: Are We Safer Now?
Bruce Hoffman
16 Me Worry? – Non-Traditional Threats to Global Security
Carla Koppell
20 Iran: The Women’s Rights Moment
Roya Hakakian
23 Adapting to the Ebb of U.S. Middle East Focus and Influence
Dennis Ross
27 Outsmarting and Containing Putin: The Ukraine Trap
Robert Barylski
1 Soft Power Diplomacy: America’s Hidden Treasure
Harriet Elam-Thomas
5 Trying Times, Troubled Times - The Reasons to be Optimistic
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
8 Can Nuclear Energy Help Save the Planet?
Rod Adams
12 Russia, Ukraine and European Energy Security
Richard Morningstar
15 Insurrection in America: The Rise in Political Violence
Russel Honore
19 The Growing Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons: Critical Threat to International Security?
Robert Gallucci
22 New Campaign Challenges in 2024: Reaching a More Diverse Electorate
Susan MacManus
26 A Message from Japan: Dear China, Asia Does Not Belong to You
John Malott
29 Putin’s Russia: The Man, The People, The War
Jill Dougherty
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