February 5th Presentation is CANCELLED due to weather conditions.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015, 6:00 PM

RSVP by February 3rd

CANCELLED: The Status of Manufacturing in the U.S. and Rhode Island

unnamed1Speakers: Dr. Bernard Carlson, Chair, Department of Engineering and Society and Professor of History, University of Virginia and member of the Milstein Commission for New Manufacturing;

and Mr. John Riendeau, Business Development Director, CommerceRI

Dr. Carlson’s bio: http://technologyinworldhistory.com/carlson.php
The Milstein Commision for New Manufacturing: Building a Nation of Makers
http://web1.millercenter.org/conferences/milstein/MilsteinReport-Manufacturing.pdf
Mr. Riendeau’s bio:  https://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-riendeau/10/867/530


SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Cocktails & Global Discussions
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Guest Speaker


PRICING
Dinner and Speaker: $40 for WACRI members and $50 for non-members.
Speaker only: $10 for members


REGISTER NOW 
Please email rsvp@wacri.org or call (401) 228 – 8657, World Affairs Council of RI, to make a reservation.


LOCATION  
HOPE CLUB, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI
(Proper attire required: jackets and ties for men; no jeans) 

January 8th: Pakistan: Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism, and Regional Security

The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island will open its 2015 season of monthly speakers on  

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6:00 PM
RSVP by January 7th

Pakistan:
Nuclear Weapons, Terrorism, and Regional Security

Speaker: Andrew C. Winner, Chair and Professor of Strategic Studies at the U.S. Naval War College   who will address the ongoing strategic competition between India and Pakistan involving nuclear weapons, terrorism, and other matters of regional security.

PLEASE NOTE The JANUARY 8th meeting will take place at the AGAWAM CLUB, 15 Roger Williams Avenue, Rumford, RI beginning with the 5:00PM Global Discussions session in the Living Room chaired by Frank Ford, followed by cocktails and dinner in The White Room at 6:00PM and the lecture at 7:00PM.  


RSVP Please contact Yvonne Shilling at: yshilling@cox.net to make your reservation before January 7th. Dinner options are chicken or fish, buffet-style, at $30 for WACRI members and $35 for non-members.  


The WACRI Board meeting will take place at 4:00 PM in the Living Room area of the Club. Please let me know if you are NOT planning to attend at: cfluehr@ric.edu


SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Board Meeting
5:00 PM Cocktails & Global Discussions
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Guest Speaker


*JANUARY* PRICING
$30 members; $35 nonmembers.


REGISTER NOW 
Please contact Yvonne Shilling at: yshilling@cox.net or call (401) 228 – 8657 or email rsvp@wacri.org or Visit wacri.org for more information about this event, World Affairs Council of RI, and to read our newsletter. 


*JANUARY* LOCATION  
The AGAWAM CLUB, 15 Roger Williams Avenue, Rumford, RI 
(Proper attire required: jackets and ties for men; no jeans) 


December 4th: Resurgent Nationalism in China

The World Affairs Council of RI / 2014/2015 Dinner-Speaker Series  

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00 PM
RSVP by December 2nd

Pride, Anger, Mistrust:
Resurgent Nationalism in China

Territorial Disputes, Pro-democracy and the Future

Speaker: Min-Hwa Cheng Kennard  was born in Mainland China and raised in Taiwan. Min-Hwa studied Chinese
Classics at National Taiwan University and has graduate degrees from La Sorbonne (French) and Johns Hopkins University (MAS in Quantitative Analysis) and a CPA. She had a long career as management consultant to governments, universities, and businesses in China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and several other European countries.

During the 1990s Min-Hwa worked with the People's Bank of China to set up accounting standards and a regulatory framework. She also gave lectures at Ren-ming University in Beijing and the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Sichuan.

With her multi-cultural background and exposure, Min-Hwa pursues the promotion of understanding among different cultures in a world that has shrunk in distance yet grown in conflict. Since joining Harvard's Institute for Learning in Retirement in 2009, she has lead courses on Chinese Culture and Modern China.


SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Cocktails & Global Discussions
6:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Guest Speaker


PRICING
$40 members; $50 nonmembers.


REGISTER NOW 
Call (401) 228 – 8657 or email rsvp@wacri.org or Visit wacri.org for more information about this event, World Affairs Council of RI, and to read our newsletter. 


LOCATION  
The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906 
(Proper attire required: jackets and ties for men; no jeans)