JWAC's 2014-2015 Season:
Events are added all year, so check back often.
Place and time details are determined as events approach, and events are added to the schedule throughout the season. Check back often for new information, and be sure to join our e-mail notifications list to receive regular updates. You can also find us on Facebook.
JWAC board meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 at the Downtown Library. You are welcome to attend!
'Will People in Alaska and the South Pacific be Forced to Relocate? -The Human Rights Implications of Climate Change and Population Displacement.' with Robin Bronen
Wednesday | Nov 5 | 5:00| KTOO Studios
Robin Bronen is a senior research scientist at the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She will explore with us ways in which climate change is affecting the places where people live, and the emergence of climate refugees.
'Are Dictators Getting Smarter? The Battle between Dictatorship & Democracy' with Will Dobson
Wednesday | November 12th | 5:00| KTOO Studios
Will Dobson is Slate's politics and foreign affairs editor and the author of The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy.
Travelogue: 'Spain - Urbano' with John Roxburgh
November (TBA) | The Gold Town Nickelodeon Gold Town Nickelodeon
Travel enthusiast John Roxburgh visited Spain for the first time this past February. John will show photos from his eight-day trip, focussing on the art, architecture and ambiance of Spain's three largest cities.
'Shared Waters: Conflict, Cooperation andTransformation' with Dr. Aaron Wolf
Friday | Dec 12th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Dr. Wolf is a professor of geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU. He has acted as consultant to the US Department of State, the US Agency for International Development, and the World Bank, and several governments on various aspects of international water resources and dispute resolution. He has been involved in developing the strategies for resolving water aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is a trained mediator/facilitator, and directs the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation. He developed and coordinates the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database, which includes a computer compilation of 400 water-related treaties, negotiating notes and background material on fourteen case-studies of conflict resolution, news files on cases of acute water-related conflict, and assessments of indigenous/traditional methods of water conflict resolution .
WorldQuest is JWAC's largest fundraiser, featuring an international buffet, no-host bar, silent auctions, and our delightfully amusing trivia contest. Mark your calendars!
All of our speaker events are free and open to the public, so come on over, we'd love to see you.
JWAC takes no stand on any public issue, nor recommends any policy, party, viewpoint, or candidate.