JWAC's 2019-2020 Season #37:
(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 (sometimes) find us on Facebook.

JWAC board meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 at the KTOO conference room. You are welcome to attend!

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POSTPONED! World Affairs Forum: Immigration, Detention and Power: Addressing Bias and Prejudice.

POSTPONED to after summer

In the interests of public health, and in line with policies enacted by or partners, the 2020 Forum has been postponed. Our hope is to bring you our slate of speakers in the Fall. We appreciate your understanding. Wash your hands often.

Canceled, hope to reschedule: Motor Rallies, Climate Change, and Holy War: Thirty Years of Travel in West Africa with Dr. Peter Chilson

Tuesday | April 7th | 5:00 | KTOO Studio 1

Dr. Peter Chilson is an award-winning author, essayist, journalist, and teacher of writing and literature at Washington State University who specializes in travel writing. Chilson first traveled to West Africa in 1985 as a volunteer in the Peace Corps, and traveled to Mali in 2012 to witness firsthand the effects of that nation's civil war with its breakaway jihadist state.

He will discuss the 10,000 kilometer Paris-Dakar motor rally, climate change affecting food security, and war waged in support of religious causes.

Canceled, hope to reschedule: Oil and Culture in Russia with Dr. Douglas Rogers

Monday | April 27th | 5:00 | KTOO Studio 1

Douglas Rogers is an award-winning author and professor of Anthropology at Yale University. Among others, Rogers is exploring oil-into-food (''petroprotein'') programs; and oil- and methane-eating bacteria; as well as the history, theory, and practice of the Russian and Soviet corporation.

Russia‘s twenty-first century oil boom has had enormous implications for Russian and global politics and economics. Less frequently noted are the transformations that oil and oil money have brought to the cultural sphere in Russia. In his talk, Rogers will describe some of these changes, using examples ranging from small, rural folklore ensembles to major national spectacles. Russian oil culture, it turns out, is both surprisingly similar to and yet quite different from oil culture in other oil-producing countries around the world.

Canceled, hope to reschedule: Japan, America, and the New Nationalism with Bill Clifford

Wednesday | May 6th | 5:00 | KTOO Studio 1

Bill Clifford is President and CEO of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, DC, where he leads WACA's national office and represents its nonpartisan nonprofit network of more than 90 World Affairs Councils across the United States. Previously, Bill served as Asia bureau chief for the pioneering multimedia venture CBS MarketWatch, where he launched and directed news bureaus in Japan and Hong Kong

The current Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is a member of the right-wing organization Nippon Kaigi, and is among those world leaders who promote ideas of new nationalism within their countries, a shift which is on the rise globally. Learn about trends, systems, and implications behind the new nationalism movement – at home and abroad.

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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