October 2nd Speaker” Jack F. Matlock, Jr.

 

The World Affairs Council of RI / 2014/2015 Dinner-Speaker Series  
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 6:00 PM
RSVP by September 30th

Russian-American Relations: The Long View of the Immediate Challenges with Career Diplomat Jack F. Matlock, Jr. 

Speaker: Jack F. Matlock, Jr., is a career diplomat who served on the front lines of American diplomacy during the Cold War and was U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union when the Cold War ended. Since retiring from the Foreign Service, he has focused on understanding how the Cold War ended and how the lessons from that experience might be applied to public policy today. For more biographical details, see the Wikipedia page: Jack F. Matlock, Jr.


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) 


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