Naples Council
World Affairs
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Lecture Series

Feature lectures attendance is for Full Members only. Click here for more details. 

Chair: Mimi Gregory

2019-2020 Lecture Series

“A World of New Realities”

Lectures are held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 625 111th Ave., Naples (Map View) unless noted otherwise. Two seatings at 3:45 PM and 7:30 PM. Check your membership card for your chosen seating time. Please do not switch. We will not be able to accommodate you. 

November 4th: “There’s No Going Back! The Shape of the World to Come”. Clinton WattsDistinguished Research Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute.

November 18th: Mexico’s Fourth Transformation and the Outlook for Bilateral Relations ”. Duncan WoodDirector, Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center.

December 9th: “Territorial Claims and Tensions in the Arctic”. Mead TreadwellWoodrow Wilson Polar Institute and Hoover Institute Arctic Security Program.

January 6th“Maximum Pressure on Iran is a Maximum Failure”. Barbara Slavin, Director, Future of Iran Initiative, The Atlantic Council.

January 21st - Tuesday“The Korean Peninsula, Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Asia”
Dr. Michael GreenSenior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, CSIS. 

February 3rdOvercoming the Hesitations of History: A look at U.S.-India Relations". Ambassador Richard Verma, [ret.], Vice-Chairman and Partner, The Asia Group.

February 18th - Tuesday: The Media and Politics”. Mara Liasson, National Political Correspondent for National Public Radio and contributor to Fox News. 

Video release only. March 16th: “In Deep: The FBI, the CIA and the Truth about America’s Deep State.” David RohdeExecutive Editor for News of and Global Analyst for CNN.

Video release only. March 30th: “Sleeping With the EnemyJon B. AltermanSenior Vice-President and Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy and Director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 

CANCELLED March 30th: “The Rise of Authoritarian Leadership in the World”. Dean Eliot A. CohenJohns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies.

CANCELLED April 6th: “A Dangerous World: The Key National Security Threats and Challenges Facing the UnitedStates.” Michael J. MorrellFormer Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Lecture attendance policy:

You need to be a Full Member to attend these feature presentations*. They are free and no sign up is required. Lectures have two seating times. Please check your membership card for your chosen seating time. Due to space constraints we ask you to not switch your seating assignment. 

* Associate Members may watch the recorded lecture videos, which are posted on this website approximately one week after the presentation.

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