2013.Past Events

 Apr. 2, Tues., 7:00 p.m., Bonnie Glaser, Center for Strategic &
International Studies, Washington, D.C. “The U.S. Pivot to Asia
and U.S.-China Relations.” 300 Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College.
Co-sponsored with Vassar Dept’s. of Asian Studies & Political
Science and The Gillespie Forum.

Apr. 29, Mon., 7:00 p.m. Diana Untermeyer, author and wife of
former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, “Qatar: Sand, Sea, & Sky,”
discussion of life in that desert kingdom. James & Betty Hall Theater
Dutchess Community College. Co-sponsored with World Affairs
Councils of America.

May 30, Thurs., 7:00 p.m. Karen Malpede, playwright, on her play
“Extreme Whether.” readings and talk with playwright.
Kondysar Room, 2023 Hancock Center, Marist College.

Jun. 12, Weds., 6:00 p.m. Members’-only dinner.
Geeta Desai, Organizational Development Consultant and
scholar on women’s issues, “Sacred Cows and High Tech Businesses:
Assessing the Effects of Globalization on Indian Women”
American Bounty Room, Culinary Institute of America.

Sept. 23, Mon., 7:00 p.m. Prof. Shibley Telhami
University of Maryland, “The Peace Puzzle:
America’s Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011″
CSB Conference Room, SUNY New Paltz.
Co-sponsored with SUNY Center for International Programs, the
Dept. of Political Science & International Relations, SUNY New Paltz,
and The Gillespie Forum

Oct. 17, Thurs., 7:00 p.m., Michael Kugelman,
Senior Program Associate for South Asia,
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
“Land Grabs and Large-Scale Agricultural Investments:
Explaining the Race for the World’s Farmlands.”
Admissions Theater, Rotunda Bldg., Marist College

Oct. 21, Mon., 7:00 p.m., Dr. Diana Putman
U.S. Agency for Int’l Development Mission Director for D.R. Congo,
“Through the Eyes of Women: Working for a Better Congo”
Co-sponsored with Vassar Africana Studies Program and
Integrated Enterprise Solutions, Inc.. Room 200 Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College

Dec. 4, Wed., 6:00 p.m. Members’-only dinner
Catharine Bond Hill, President of Vassar College
“Cuba.”  American Bounty Rest., Culinary Institute of America