America, Iran and the Future of US Policy in the Persian Gulf

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APRIL 3rd

Speaker: Dr. Gary Sick, Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Middle East Institute and an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs.

Sick served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan. He was the principal White House aide for Iran during the Iranian Revolution and the hostage crisis. Sick is a captain (ret.) in the U.S. Navy, with service in the Persian Gulf, North Africa, and the Mediterranean.

From 1982 to 1987, Sick served as deputy director for international affairs at the Ford Foundation, where he was responsible for programs relating to U.S. foreign policy. He is a member (emeritus) of the board of Human Rights Watch in New York and founding chair of its advisory committee on the Middle East and North Africa. He is the executive director of Gulf/2000, an international online research project on political, economic and security developments in the Persian Gulf, being conducted at Columbia University since 1993 with support from a number of major foundations.

Sick was voted one of the top five teachers in 2009 at the School of International and Public Affairs. He is the author of All Fall Down: America’s Tragic Encounter With Iran (Random House 1985) and October Surprise: America’s Hostages in Iran and the Election of Ronald Reagan (Random House 1991).

Gary Sick received his BA from the University of Kansas in 1957; a Master of Science from George Washington University in 1970; and a PhD from Columbia University in 1973. (Gary Sick, Columbia, SIPA)

NEW FORMAT 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Global Discussions & Cocktails

6:00 PM  Guest Speaker: Dr. Gary Sick
Dinner immediately following speaker

FLEXIBLE PRICING

Global Discussions and Speaker $10 members; $15 nonmembers.
Add Dinner for $30 members; $35 nonmembers.
Global Discussions, Speaker and Dinner $40 members; $50 nonmembers.

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North Korea: Proliferation, Stability, Power Consolidation

Thursday, March 6th at 6:00 PM

Join us for a presentation on North Korea with guest speaker Dr. John Park, Adjunct Lecturer Dr.John Parkat Harvard University.

Dr. John Park is an Adjunct Lecturer at Harvard University. He is also an Associate with the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and Senior Asia Advisor at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP). He was the 2012–2013 Stanton Nuclear SecurityJunior Faculty Fellow at MIT’s Security Studies Program. He also directed Northeast Asia Track 1.5 projects at USIP in Washington, DC. Prior to that he worked at Goldman Sachs (specializing in U.S. military privatization financing projects) and The Boston Consulting Group (specializing in financial services projects in the Asia-Pacific region).

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Dr. Park’s publications include: “Targeted Sanctions and the Counter proliferation Puzzle: The Case of North Korea” (forthcoming, 2014); “Assessing the Role of Security Assurances in Dealing with North Korea” in Security Assurances and Nuclear Nonproliferation (Stanford University Press, 2012); “North Korea, Inc.: Gaining Insights into North Korean Regime Stability from Recent Commercial Activities” (USIP Working Paper, May 2009); and “North Korea’s Nuclear PolicyBehavior: Deterrence and Leverage,” in The Long Shadow: Nuclear Weapons and Security in 21st Century Asia (Stanford University Press, 2008). 

His current research focuses on the North Korean regime’s accumulated learning in evading targeted sanctions. Dr. Park received his M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Cambridge University andcompleted his pre-doctoral and post-doctoral training at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center.

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5:00 PM – 6:00 PM     Come Early for Global Discussions Forum!
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM     Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM – 8:45 PM     Dinner / Guest Speaker / Q&A

The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence
$40 / members, $50 / non-members
Reservations required by Tuesday, March4th
Call (401) 228–8657 or email rsvpwacri@gmail.com

International Energy: The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology

Thursday, February 6th at 6:00 PMDr. Gallagher

Join WACRI for an evening with Dr. Kelly Sims Gallagher, Associate Professor of Energy and Environmental Policy at The Fletcher School, TuftsUniversity.

Dr. Gallagher will discuss the global competition for the clean energy industry; market barriers, policy incentives, and technology transfer. Will this industry grow? And can government, through market-formation policy, unleash global market forces?
EarthDr. Kelly Sims Gallagher directs the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy as well as its Energy, Climate, and Innovation program. Gallagher is the author of “China Shifts Gears: Automakers, Oil, Pollution, and Development” (The MIT Press 2006), “The Globalizationof Clean Energy Technology: Lessons from China” (The MIT Press 2014), and numerous academic articles and policy reports.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM     Come Early for Global Discussions Forum!
6:00 PM – 6:30 PM     Cocktail Reception
6:30 PM – 8:45 PM     Dinner / Guest Speaker / Q&A

Eventbrite - NO GREAT WALL: The Global Diffusion of Clean Energy

The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence
$40 / members, $50 / non-members
Reservations required by Tuesday, February 4th
Call (401) 228–8657 or email rsvpwacri@gmail.com