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October 2021

What Went Wrong in Afghanistan with Dr. Larry Goodson

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Dr. Larry P. Goodson will discuss “What went wrong in Afghanistan” at WAC’s Wednesday, Oct. 27, virtual program, beginning at noon. Dr. Goodson is Professor of Middle East Studies at the U.S. Army War College, where he is the only person to hold the General Dwight D. Eisenhower Chair of National Security twice (2014-2017, 2004-2007) and served as the inaugural Faculty Council Chair (2012-2014). In 2019 he was on sabbatical from the War College as a Visiting Fellow in the Changing Character of War Center, Pembroke College, Oxford University. Since joining the U.S. government in 2002,…

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November 2021

Antisemitism, White Nationalism and Racism in the World Today with Eric K. Ward

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Eric K. Ward, a nationally-recognized expert on the relationship between authoritarian movements, hate violence, and preserving inclusive democracy, is the recipient of the 2021 Civil Courage Prize – the first American in the award’s 21-year history. In his 30+ year civil rights career, Eric has worked with community groups, government and business leaders, human rights advocates, and philanthropy as an organizer, director, program officer, consultant, and board member. Eric’s widely quoted writings and speeches are credited with key narrative shifts.…

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Cyber Security as an instrument of National Power – a perspective from the US Naval Academy with Captain Paul Tortora, USN (ret)

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Captain Paul Tortora, USN (ret), is the Director of the Center for Cyber Security Studies and was the first Chair of the new Cyber Science Department at the United States Naval Academy.  Paul recently retired from the Navy following a 26-year active duty career as both a Nuclear Submarine Officer and a Naval Intelligence Officer.  During his active service he served and deployed on two nuclear fast attack submarines, two amphibious assault ships, and a nuclear aircraft carrier, conducting peacetime…

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December 2021

Afghanistan with Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Currently, Ronald Neumann is President, American Academy of Diplomacy. Formerly a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Ronald E. Neumann served three times as Ambassador; to Algeria, Bahrain and finally to Afghanistan from July 2005 to April 2007. Before Afghanistan, Mr. Neumann, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, served in Baghdad from February 2004 with the Coalition Provisional Authority and then as Embassy Baghdad’s liaison with the Multinational Command, where he was deeply involved in coordinating the political part of…

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The WHO and Global Health Governance: Lessons from the Pandemic with Dr. Irene Langran

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Irene Langran is professor and chair of the Political Science Department at Albright College, where she also directs the interdisciplinary programs in International Relations and Public Health. Her research interests include globalization, global health, and global governance. A passionate advocate of interdisciplinary studies, Dr. Langran co-edited Globalization and Global Citizenship: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Routledge, 2016). She has published in several academic journals, including Journal of Asian and African Studies, Asian Studies, New Global Studies, Canadian Journal of Political Science, American Journal…

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March 2022

Oaxaca Resurgent: Indigeneity, Development, and Inequity in Twentieth-Century Mexico with Dr. A.S. Dillingham

March 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

A. S. Dillingham is a historian and professor. He is currently Assistant Professor of Latin American History at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. Previously, Dillingham taught at Reed College in Portland, Oregon and Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He serves on the organizing collective of the Tepoztlán Institute for the Transnational History of the Americas. He holds a PhD in History from the University of Maryland. Dillingham’s research focuses on the historical experiences of Native peoples of the Americas.…

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