“Australia’s Place in the World” Thursday May 7th

The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island Monthly Dinner Event
Thursday May 7th
“Australia’s Place in an Increasingly Unstable World”

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The Honorable Nick Minchin
Consul General of Australia 

The land of dingo’s, the Sydney Opera House, and “shrimp on the barbie” is not well understood by many Americans.  Yet Australia is one of our closest allies, with political, economic and cultural challenges very similar to our own.  A longtime ally with shared values and history, Australia in many ways provides both a bulwark and a bridge between the West and the East.  At this event you will receive a firsthand account from the Honorable Nick Minchin, Consul General of Australia in New York on where Australia is headed politically and culturally, and its unique place on the world stage.   

RESERVATIONS: Call (401) 228-8657 or email rsvp@wacri.org

 

The World Affairs Council of RI is a non-profit organization supported by memberships and donations.


NEW START TIME!

5:45 PM – 6:30 PM Cocktails & Conversation
6:30 PM Dinner
7:15 – 8:15 Guest Speaker & Q&A
8:30 PM to 9:00 PM Global Discussions with Nick Minchin (Optional)


FLEXIBLE PRICING
Guest Speaker and Dinner: $40 members; $50 nonmembers
Guest Speaker Only: $10 members

REGISTER NOW 
Call (401) 228 – 8657 or email rsvp@wacri.org

LOCATION
The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence
401 421-4960
(Proper attire required: jackets and ties for men; no jeans)

Torture: “Who Guards the Guardians?”

The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island monthly speakers series continues on Thursday, April 2
 
“Who Guards the Guardians?”
The Senate Intelligence Report on Torture

Do we have an unseen second government running our interrogation policy?
 

 


Presented by Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law
at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Does the United States condone torture? Is our government upholding our beliefs that have made us a strong and decent society? Is the system of oversight that ensures we uphold these values broken?

This will be an intriguing and energized discussion of the Senate report that investigated the “enhanced interrogation techniques” used by the United States and its allies in the war on terror.

We will explore the conclusions and questions raised by the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report on the CIA Interrogation Program as presented by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, Michael Glennon, Professor of International Law at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University.

Professor Glennon has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, NBC’s Nightline and the Today Show, and is the author of numerous books including his latest “National Security and Double Government”, published by Oxford Press. We are fortunate to have him as our speaker.

Preceding this event at 5:00 PM will be “Global Discussions” led by Professors Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban and Dr. Richard Lobban. They will review the UN Convention on Torture and lead a discussion on political asylum cases and victims of torture with which they have worked as expert witnesses.

Before the event Dr. Glennon will conduct a book signing where you may purchase his latest book “National Security and Double Government”.at a discounted price.

RESERVATIONS: Call (401) 228-8657 or email rsvp@wacri.org

 

 

The World Affairs Council of RI is a non-profit organization supported by
memberships and donations.

 

NEW START TIME!

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Global Discussions

5:45 PM – 6:30 PM Cocktails & Conversation

6:30 PM Dinner

7:15 – 8:15 Guest Speaker & Q&A
 


FLEXIBLE PRICING

Guest Speaker and Dinner: $40 members; $50 nonmembers

Guest Speaker Only: $10 members

 


 
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
401 421-4960

(Proper attire required: jackets and ties for men; no jeans)

 


SONY, North Korea and Cybersecurity

The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island monthly speakers series continues on  

Thursday, March 12, 6:00 PM
RSVP by March 10th

SONY, North Korea and Cybersecurity
A Look at Cybersecurity at the National and Individual Level

 

LOCATION: AGAWAM COUNTRY CLUB, East Providence, RI
(Proper attire required: jackets and ties for men; no jeans)
 

Speaker: Francesca Spidalieri, Senior Fellow For Cyber Leadership, Pell Center, Salve Regina University, where she leads the Cyber Leadership Project and the Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative. Her academic research and publications have focused on cyber leadership development, cyber education in non-technical fields, and the professionalization of the cybersecurity industry. She lectures regularly on cybersecurity issues and teaches a graduate course on “Management of Cyber Opportunities and Threats,” which is now a core component—and distinctive feature—of the Salve MBA program. Spidalieri is also part of a team at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies developing a Cyber Readiness Index to evaluate countries’ maturity and commitment to securing their cyber infrastructure.

Spidalieri holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Milan, Italy; an M.A. in International Affairs and Security Studies from the Fletcher School at Tufts University; and has completed additional coursework in cybersecurity at the U.S. Naval War College’s Center for Cyber Conflict Studies.

RESERVATIONS: Call (401) 228-8657 or email rsvp@wacri.org

 

LOCATION: AGAWAM COUNTRY CLUB, East Providence, RI (Proper attire required: jackets and ties for men; no jeans)

 

www.wacri.org World Affairs Council of RI is a non-profit organization supported by memberships and donations.

 

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


FLEXIBLE PRICING
Guest Speaker and Dinner: $40 members; $50 nonmembers
Guest Speaker Only: $10 members


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  
AGAWAM COUNTRY CLUB, East Providence, RI
(Proper attire required: jackets and ties for men; no jeans)