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Alabama World Affairs Council 2017-2018 Program Schedule

Post Date:09/15/2017 4:33 PM

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, “Russia,” Ambassador (Dr.) Jack Matlock

Ambassador in Residence at Troy University, former Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and the USSR, and former Director for European and Soviet Affairs on the National Security Council, noted author and Professor will give us his views on the relations between the US and the USSR of yesteryear and Russia today.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Professor Loch Johnson, Regents Professor, University of Georgia, "American Foreign Policy in a World Both Uncertain and Dangerous"

Dr. Loch Johnson is a distinguished academic, the author of 30 books and over 200 articles on US Foreign Policy and Intelligence. A former Congressional staffer, and former President of the International Studies Association, he has been a visiting scholar at Yale and Oxford.

NOTE CHANGE OF DAY!  THURSDAY, November 16, 2017, Professor Jorge Dominquez, Harvard University, “Cuba: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”

Professor Dominquez is a distinguished Harvard Professor, Chair of the Harvard Academy For International and Area Studies and former Vice Provost for International Affairs. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Latin American Politics, and a specialist on Cuba.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018, Professor Gabriel Aquilera, Air War College, “Venezuela”

Professor Aquilera is Associate Professor of Security Studies and a specialist in Latin American Politics, Comparative Politics and International Political Economy.  Educated at California State University, Chico he holds an MA and PhD from Harvard.  He will assess the implications of recent events in Venezuela.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Open date—May be scheduled, Call or check website

Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Gen. Michael Hayden, USAF (ret),“Reflections on Global Security”

The only man to have been head of both the CIA and the NSA, Gen Hayden returns to Montgomery and Maxwell.  A frequent commentator on television news and the author of the acclaimed book Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror he will discuss global security.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Air War College Professors, Regional Trip Reports

The last program each year is a report from professors at the Air War College on their visits to different areas of the world as part of the Regional and Cultural Studies portion of the curriculum.  Three professors will report on their findings from their travel in March and entertain your questions.

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