Venice Lectures

Global Issues 2018

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
9 Delivering on the Constitution's Aspirations - Aligning Security and Privacy
Chris Inglis
12 Providing for National Security in the Second Nuclear Age
Robert Gallucci
16 U.S. Foreign Policy after One Year of President Donald Trump’s Leadership
Christopher Hill
19 Africa’s Challenges and Opportunities and Why Should the United States Care?
Linda Thomas-Greenfield
23 Robot Nation: Synergy between Man and Machine
Sasha Hoffman
26 Britain and Europe: Another Chapter of Accidents
Margaret Jay
30 U.S. - Russia Relations: Major Power Relations in a New World Order
James Collins
2 Europe - A Near-Death Experience?
Martin Walker
6 The Continuing Crisis with North Korea
Donald Gregg
9 Current Issues in U.S. Intelligence
Mark Lowenthal
13 Understanding Iran’s Foreign Policy
Mohsen Milani
16 How Has President Trump Delivered for His Constituents?
Hedrick Smith
20 America’s Collapsing Democracy
Mickey Edwards
23 The Character of Chinese Power and What It Means for America
David Lampton
27 Governing a Prosperous North America: Canada, Mexico, and the United States
Jorge Dominguez
2 The Heroin/Opioid Epidemic and Prescription Drug Abuse
Peter Bensinger
6 Green Card Stories
Stephen Yale-Loehr
9 Climate Change and Stability in the Mid East and N. Africa:  Getting Hotter?
Robert Ford
13 How We Win
Farah Pandith
16 Challenges for U.S. Middle East Policy
Dennis Ross
20 Why and How Americans Should Think About Their Cybersecurity
Suzanne Spaulding
23 American Strategy in a Time of Terrorism
Daniel Benjamin
27 Turkey’s Descent to Authoritarianism: Political Islam or the Corruption of Power?
Amberin Zaman
30 Putin, Trump, and Clinton: What Happened and What's Next?
Bob Barylski