2012.Past Events

Oct. 4, Thurs., 7:00 p.m. “Presidential Debate: Obama vs. Romney: Whose Foreign
Policy Will Keep or Make the U.S. Stronger?”
Representing Pres. Obama: Juris Pupcenoks, PhD., Marist College
Representing Mitt Romney: Edward M. Cox, Chairman, NYS Republican State Committee
The Henry Wallace Center of the FDR Library

Oct 17, Weds., 5:45 p.m. “Portrait of Turkey”
‘U.S. Turkish Relations: Challenges & Opportunities.’ Gunay Evinch, Esq.,
Former  Pres. of Assembly of Turkish American Associations and
Presentations by Area High School Teachers returning from Study Tour of Turkey
Dutchess Community College, Bowne Hall, Room 122

Nov. 15, Thurs., 7:00 p.m. “Myths vs. Realities of Pentagon Spending”
William Hartung, Director, Common Defense Campaign: Arms & Security Project,
Center for International Policy, Washington, D.C.  Vassar College,  Rockefeller Hall, Room 300.  A program of the World Affairs Councils of America and the
Center for International Policy. Co-sponsored by the Dept. of Political  Science of Vassar College and the Gillespie Forum.

Dec. 6, Thurs., 6:00 p.m. Annual Meeting and Members’-only dinner.
Educators and students who have returned from WAC-sponsored tours
Culinary Institute of America, Caterina de Medici.

Mar. 24, Sat.,  9:00 a.m.: “Academic WorldQuest,” flagship area high school team competition on world affairs questions. The Henry Wallace Center of the FDR Library, Hyde Park.

Mar. 28, Weds., 7:00 p.m. Award-winning playwright, J.T. Rogers, author of “Blood and Gifts”, Marist College.

Mar. 31, Sat., 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p. All-day workshop; “Spotlight on Turkey”
Hancock Center, Room 2023, Marist College.

Apr. 26, Thurs., 2:00 – 6:00 p.m . “The Cultures, Politics and History of Oman.” Symposium with area professors who visited Oman in January, 2012 and other experts. Studley Theater, SUNY New Paltz.

Apr. 26, Thurs., 7:30 p.m. “Omani Quartet,” presented by Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center of Oman. Studley Theater, SUNY New Paltz.

Jun. 5, Tues., 6:00 p.m. Members’-only dinner. “The Balkans.” Shinasi Rama,
Clinical Associate Professor of Politics; Director of MA Programs at the
NYU Department of Politics.  Culinary Institute of America.



Top of Page