September 11 Dinner Speaker

The World Affairs Council of RI / 2014/2015 Dinner-Speaker Series  
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 PM
RSVP by September 9th

Islamic Extremism from AQIM to ISIS: the Cases of Libya and the Levantine-Iraqi Caliphate  

Speaker: Dr. Richard A. Lobban, Jr., specializes on urban and complex societies as well as gender, ethnicity, race and class, and politics especially in the Middle East. He was Chair and Professor of Anthropology and African Studies at Rhode Island College for 36 years, and also taught at the University of Khartoum, American University in Cairo, Dartmouth College, University of Pittsburgh and Tufts University. He has visited, lived in and conducted research in Tunis, Egypt and Sudan since 1964, and has published books, articles and other works on the Middle East.
 


NEW FORMAT
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM Global Discussions: "Turmoil in Syria and Iraq and its effects on their neighbors"
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM Cocktails
6:00 PM — Guest Speaker
Dinner immediately following speaker


FLEXIBLE PRICING
$10 members; $15 nonmembers.
Add Dinner for $30 members; $35 nonmembers.
Guest Speaker & Dinner $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) 


Annual Meeting and Final Program of Our 80th Year, Honoring Hans Kuster

“Finding Common Ground”
Michelle Kwan and Clay Pell

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NEW FORMAT

5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Cocktails (No Global Discussions)
5:45 PM  Annual Meeting and Honoring Hans Kuster
Guest Speakers promptly follow Annual Meeting
Dinner immediately following speakers

FLEXIBLE PRICING

Guest Speaker $10 members; $15 nonmembers.
Add Dinner for $30 members; $35 nonmembers.
Guest Speaker & Dinner $40 members; $50 nonmembers.

Register NowCall (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)
About the presenters: Michelle Kwan, a two-time Olympic medalist, five-time world and nine-time U.S. champion. She has served as a U.S. public diplomacy ambassador and, most recently, a State Department senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs. Clay Pell was director for strategic planning on the National Security staff at the White House and is a candidate for Governor and a long-time member of WACRI.
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World Affairs Council of RI participates in Global Ties, formerly NCIV, a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Visitors

International and Domestic Aspects of Human Trafficking

THURSDAY, MAY 1st

Speaker: Professor Dina Haynes, Professor of Law, New England School of Law and Director of the Immigration Law Project.

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Dina Francesca Haynes teaches Constitutional Law, Immigration Law, The Law and Ethics of Lawyering, International Women’s Issues, and Refugee and Asylum Law. She previously taught at Georgetown University Law Center, American University’s Washington College of Law, and the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Before teaching, she served as director general of the Human Rights Department for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Bosnia-Herzegovina and as human rights adviser to the OSCE in Serbia and Montenegro. She also served as a protection officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Croatia. Professor Haynes was an assistant district counsel with the United States Department of Justice in the Honor Program and clerked on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She researches and writes in the areas of international law, international organizations, international civil servants, immigration law, human rights law, human trafficking, post-conflict reconstruction, humanitarian law, and migration. (http://www.nesl.edu/faculty/full_time.cfm?facID=20)

NEW FORMAT

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

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.

Register before April 29th
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: