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2020 Lecture Series Preview

Dear Members;  

Born of necessity, the Program and CSA Committee Members have adopted a wonderful new vocabulary: “SKYPE”, VIDEO, YOUTUBE. And “ZOOM”. We are alphabetically correct in our order, and like the tale of the “Pied Piper”, we follow the directions given by our Audio-Visual Guru, Tom James, and arrive at a season of splendid lectures which we know will fulfill our mandate: that of educating our membership on the current foreign policy challenges of our times. Please join us on this novel journey of great lectures for the 2020-2021 Lecture Series: “The Challenge of Freedom” and here are the lectures we will be presenting:

October 12thth: - bonus lecture for NCWA full members only

“Lincoln on the Verge: 13 Days to Washington”

Ted Widmer, Ph.D., Macaulay Honors College. 

November 2nd:  

“Twilight of Democracy; The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism”.  

Anne Applebaum, American Historian, Journalist, “The Atlantic”.

November 16th:

“The Battle for Pakistan, The Bitter U.S. Friendship and a Tough Neighborhood”. 

Shuja Nawaz:Distinguished Fellow, South Asia Center, The Atlantic Council

December 7th:

"China's Western Horizon: Beijing and the New Geopolitics of Eurasia”.

Daniel S. Markey, Professor, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS.

January 11th:

"The Art of War in an Age of Peace: A New U.S. Grand Strategy of Resolute Restraint”.

Michael E. O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution.

January 25th:

"Is There A New Nuclear Reality in Our Future?"

Joseph CirincioneAuthor of “Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons”.

February 8th:

“Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself from the World”.

Charles A. Kupchan, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations.

February 22nd: 

“The Global Economy in a Post Covid-19 World”. 

Daniel Alpert, Founding and Managing Partner, Westwood Capital.

March 8th:

Global Geopolitical Power Shifts and 5G, Quantum and AI

Richard B. Andres, Professor, U.S. National War College.

March  22nd:

“Turkey, Egypt, and the Battle for the Middle East"  

Steven A. Cook,  Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, and

Amb. Nabil Fahmy, Dean, American University of Cairo.

April 5th:

“Global Health in the Time of Covid-19”

Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, Director, Global Health Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies.

April 19th:  bonus lecture for NCWA full members only

“Ukraine: The Clear and Present Danger Living as Russia’s Neighbor”   

Amb. William B. Taylor, United States Institute of Peace.                                                                                      

We maintain a warm friendship with our good friends at St. John the Evangelist and know that we are welcome to return when the times of Pandemic are behind us. Meanwhile, we do have some very clever ideas to produce a professional product for your “viewing pleasure” and we will invite all of you to join us at 4:00 pm on the given dates with an afternoon cup of tea, or a fine glass of wine and prepare to enjoy your membership in the Naples Council.

Mimi C. Gregory

And the Program Committee

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