Spring 2013 Program Events
Tues., Apr. 2, 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.
Mon., Apr. 29, 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.
Thurs., May 30, 7:00 p.m. Karen Malpede, playwright, on her play
“Extreme Whether.” readings and talk with playwright.
Kondysar Room, 2023 Hancock Center, Marist College.
Wed., Jun. 12, 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.
Talk in Eco-Lab Theater.
Fall 2013 Program Events:
Mon., Sept. 23, 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
Thurs. Oct. 17 at 7:00 p.m., Michael Kugelman,
Senior Program Associate for South Asia,
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
“Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, & the Scramble for Food Security”
location to be announced
Fall 2012 Program Events
Thurs. Oct. 4, 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
Wed. Oct 17, 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
Thurs. Nov. 15, 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
Thurs. Dec. 6, 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 *
*Note change from earlier listing
Reservations required – invitation forthcoming.
Spring 2012 Program Events
Sat. Mar. 24, 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. [Snow date Sun. Mar. 25th, 1:30 p.m.]
Wed. Mar. 28, 7:00 p.m. Award-winning playwright, J.T. Rogers, author of “Blood and Gifts”, Admissions Theatre [to right off Atrium of Student Center], Marist College
Sat. Mar. 31, 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p. All-day workshop; “Spotlight on Turkey”
Hancock Center, Room 2023, Marist College
For directions and campus map go to http://www.hvworldaffairscouncil.org/2012-workshop
Thurs. Apr. 26, 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.
Thurs. Apr. 26, 7:30 p.m. “Omani Quartet,” presented through generosity of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center of Oman. Studley Theater, SUNY New Paltz.
Tues. Jun. 5, 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.
Escoffier Room of the Culinary Institute of America. Reservations required.