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) 


November 6th: US-Africa Relations

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

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 6:00 PM
RSVP by November 4th

The US and Africa: Growing Challenges, Growing Opportunities

Speaker: David Gilmour  was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of African Affairs in August 2013. Previously, he was Africa Bureau’s Director of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, directing the deployment of public diplomacy personnel and resources at 48 embassies and consulates in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Mr. Gilmour served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Malawi (2004-2007), where he oversaw US assistance programs totaling nearly $100 million annually, including oversight of the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) and local programs for exchanges during South Africa’s transition to democracy; Doula, Cameroon, and Dakar, Senegal. He has also participated in a number of peacekeeping missions.

Mr. Gilmour joined the Foreign Service in 1986 and attained the rank of Minister Counselor in 2010. He is the recipient of both the State Department’s Honor Award and Meritorious Honor Award. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. We are pleased to welcome Mr. Gilmour as our November World Affairs Council of RI speaker.


NEW FORMAT
5:00 PM — 6:00 PM Global Discussions
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)