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Sarasota

Global Issues 2019

Overview

Sarasota
Venice
Lakewood Ranch
Longboat Key
General Information

This is the 48th season of the Sarasota Institute of Lifetime Learning. We are proud to continue serving you, our audience. SILL's Global Issues Series will continue to present a non-partisan, expert based, factual program for a broad overview of the complex world we live in. The experts who are coming to speak with us will share their information and experience in dealing with the world in today's context. They will address issues such as the challenges of dealing with China, Korea, Russia, India, Europe, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East. They will examine the health of modern democracies globally, the psychology of key leaders, and the evolving institution of the U.S. Presidency. We have also included discussions of research on memory and the aging brain, changing U.S. demography, global gender politics and the role of diplomacy in national security.

We have a good mix of returning and new speakers for 2019. Thirteen speakers will be new to the SILL audiences, offering perspectives that have not been heard here before. Another 5 are returning speakers we did not have the possibility to hear from last year but who have been well received in the past. Other favorite speakers are returning to the program to present their perspectives on issues like "The German Problem" "Trumpism, Putinism and the new/old Cold War" or "The Divided Kingdom of Britain."

In addition to our programs available during the day in both Sarasota and Venice, new for 2019 will be video showings on Longboat Key of the Thursday Global Series III lectures in Sarasota a week later in the morning at Temple Beth Israel.

Our programs are available during the day in both Sarasota and Venice. If you are busy during the business day and unable to participate in those programs, we have found the expanded Lakewood Ranch program an attractive alternative. The slightly smaller venue makes the presentations particularly accessible. This evening series is another way for us to expand the SILL audience. SILL promises another great year examining Global Issues which will impact us in 2019. We expect to deliver a lecture series of exceptional breadth and depth on topics in the news today.

SILL promises another great year examining the Global Issues which will impact us in 2019. We expect to deliver a lecture series of exceptional breadth and depth on topics in the news today.

Program Committee

Our Program Committee for this season's Global Issues programs are: Bob Barylski, Michael Boorstein, Judy Carson, Beth Cotner, Bob DeFillippi, Bob Deutsch, Richard Friedman, Peter Huber, Jorie Lueloff, Bill Smullen, and Bob Toplin.

Frequently one of us will be moderating for the speakers. However, you will find many of us at most lectures, and we welcome your feedback.

We hope you find the 2019 season enjoyable and informative.