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!
'Syria: From Struggle For Freedom To Human Crisis' with Dr. Radwan Ziadeh
Wednesday | September 24th | 5:00| KTOO Studios
Dr. Ziadeh is the founder and director of the Damascus Center for Human Rights Studies in Syria and co-founder and executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C.. He is the managing editor of the Transitional Justice in the Arab World Project. He is also a member of the Syrian National Preparatory committee for Transitional Justice. Since the Syrian uprising started in 2011, he has been involved in documenting the ongoing human rights violations there, including twice testifying at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. He was also involved in the Syrian political opposition. He will tell us how the present situation came to be, and where things are headed.
'Will China Rule The World?' with Dr. Ronald Tammen
Wednesday | October 1st | 5:00| KTOO Studios
Ron Tammen is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government. He specializes in world politics, with particular reference to power relationships among the great powers, present and future. His research currently centers on the emergence of China and then India as potentially dominant nations and the challenge this presents to US foreign and national security policy. Dr. Tammen is the lead author of Power Transitions: Strategies for the 21st Century (Chatham House, 2000) and has published or edited two other books dealing with national security issues. In previous positions he served as Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of National Strategy at the National War College; Chief of Staff to Senator William Proxmire; staff consultant to Senator Mark O. Hatfield; and managing partner of a public relations firm.
Travelogue: 'Spain - Urbano' with John Roxburgh
September (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.
Fall Forum: 'Mexico and the United States: Do Fences Make Good Neighbors?'
Thurs, Fri, Sat | October 23-26th | UAS
Forum starts May 23rd, mark your calendars. Details coming soon.
'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.
'Climate-Induced Displacement of Alaska Native Communities' with Robin Bronen
Robin Bronen is the executive director of the Alaska Institute for Justice, the only agency in Alaska dedicated to protecting the human rights of immigrants and refugees.
'Shared Waters: Conflict, Cooperation andTransformation' with Dr. Aaron Wolf
Friday | December 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 .
All of our speaker events are free and open to the public, so come on over, we'd love to see you.
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