2014.Past Events

Fall 2014 Program Events

Mon., Sept. 22, 6 pm. Slavery Today: A Film Screening and Community Discussion About Human Trafficking. James & Betty Hall Theater, Dutchess Community College.

Tues., Sept. 23, 7:15 pm. Slavery Today: A Film Screening and Community Discussion About Human Trafficking. Rosendale Theater, Rosendale, in conjunction with Mid Hudson Valley Chapter of Amnesty International.

Fri., Nov. 7, 7 pm.  Bad Governance is Good Politics!  Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Professor of Politics, New York University.  Choir Room/Fusco Recital Hall, Student Center, Marist College.

Thurs., Nov. 13, 7 pm.  The Middle East Beyond the Arab Spring/   Dr. Emad Shahin,  internationally respected Egyptian political scientist charged with espionage by the Egyptian military government, professor at The American University in Cairo and visiting professor at Georgetown University.  Rockefeller Hall 300, Vassar College.

Thurs., Dec. 4, 6 pm. Members-Only Dinner, Fall 2014: PROGRAM CHANGE:   Alvin Y.H. Cheung, Visiting Scholar at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law, “One Country, Two Systems?  Hong Kong Today.”  Dinner at the Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, followed by lecture in the Eco-Lab Theater.

Spring 2014 Program Events

Sat., March 1, 9:30 am. – Academic WorldQuest Regional Competition; high-school team competition on issues in international affairs, current events, the global economy, geography, world history, etc., Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, FDR Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY.

Fri., April 11 -7 pm Dr. Sinan Ciddi, Executive Director, Turkish Studies Institute, Washington, DC; “Political Opposition and Dissent in Turkey,” Lowell Thomas Room 019, Marist College.  See more >>>

Sat., April 12 – 9:30 amStudent World Affairs Conference, Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College.  All-day conference for students and the general public featuring keynote address by Amb. Robert Gosende, U.S. Special Envoy to Somalia for Bill Clinton, and papers by students from local colleges.  Registration begins at 9:30 am.  Fees: general public $30; no conference fees for all students; lunch is included for those who register by Tuesday, April 8.  For more information and registration form, see Student World Affairs Conference.

Thurs., May 1, 7 pmPanel Discussion: ” The Arab Spring Revisited.”  M. Glen Johnson,Emeritus Prof. of Political Science, Vassar College; James Ketterer, Director, Institute of International Liberal Education, Bard College; Ruth Beitler, Prof. of Comparative Politics, U.S. Military Academy,  Auditorium, Henry W. Wallace Center of the F.D.R. Library, Hyde Park.

Weds., June 4, 6 pm – Member’s Only Dinner.  Dinner at the CIA’s Caterina de Medici restaurant with a presentation to follow in the Ecolab Theater, Admissions Building, by Dr. David B. Woolner, Senior Fellow and Resident Historian of the Roosevelt Institute and Associate Professor of History of Marist College.  Dr. Woolner will speak about Russian-Ukrainian relations.