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October 2021

The Unexpected Spy with Tracy Walder

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Tracy Walder is a former CIA officer and FBI special agent. Tracy worked as Staff Operations Officer (SOO) at the Central Intelligence Agency's Counterterrorism Center Weapons of Mass Destruction Group. During her time at the CIA, Tracy traveled to Afghanistan, Jordan, Uzbekistan, Algeria, Morocco, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, and England. During this time Tracy received many awards for her service from both the CIA and from foreign intelligence offices as well. Among her awards were four Exceptional Performance Awards from the…

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September 2021

New Wine for New Wineskins: The Way Forward for Caribbean Tourism in the Post-pandemic Era with Dr. Pauline Milwood

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Dr. Milwood is a 2011 Fulbright scholar and graduate of Temple University’s School of Tourism & Hospitality Management. She received her B.Sc. (Hotel Management) and Executive MBA (General Management) degrees from The University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, and has twenty-five years managerial experience in Jamaica’s hospitality sector. Her research focuses on systems perspectives of entrepreneurship and innovation, social innovation performance, and destination management organizations (DMOs) in tourism destination networks. She has presented at several international conferences, and…

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Aftershocks: Pandemic Politics and the End of the Old International Order with Dr. Thomas Wright

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Dr. Thomas Wright is the director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy at the Brookings Institution. He is also a contributing writer for The Atlantic and a nonresident fellow at the Lowy Institute for International Policy. He is the author of “All Measures Short of War: The Contest For the 21st Century and the Future of American Power” which was published by Yale University Press in May 2017. His second book,…

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August 2021

Perspectives on the Upcoming German Election with Ron Granieri

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States
World Affairs Council of Reading speaker Ron Granieri

Ron Granieri is an FPRI Templeton Fellow, the Executive Director of FPRI’s Center for the Study of America and the West, Editor of the Center’s E-publication The American Review of Books, Blogs, and Bull, and Host of Geopolitics with Granieri, a monthly series of events for FPRI Members.  He is a specialist in Contemporary German and International History with degrees from both Harvard and the University of Chicago. He is the recipient of a Federal Chancellor Scholarship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and…

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July 2021

Lebanon: A Nation in Crisis and the Family That Lives Through It with Jayson Casper

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Jayson Casper is the Middle East correspondent for Christianity Today, resident since 2019 with his family of six in Beirut, Lebanon. Prior to that he reported from Cairo, Egypt since 2011, and has lived additionally in Jordan, Tunisia, and Mauritania. He is seconded through IDEAS, an organization connecting skilled Christian professionals with educational and development opportunities throughout the world. Competent in Arabic and with a degree in Islamic Studies, Jayson reports at the intersection of religion, politics, and culture, thankful…

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WAC Trivia Live

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Join us again on July 15th for WAC Trivia Live! Connection details at wacreading.com/trivia.

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Emerging Great Power Competition in the Arctic with Rebecca Pincus

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Rebecca Pincus is Assistant Professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department (SORD) in the Center for Naval Warfare Studies at the US Naval War College, and a member of the Institute for Future Warfare Studies within SORD. She previously served as primary investigator (PI) at the US Coast Guard's Center for Arctic Study and Policy, located at the US Coast Guard Academy. This event starts at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 14th Click here to register for this event…

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June 2021

Ukraine: A Personal Perspective with Dr. Timothy Medianick

June 22 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Virtual Event PA United States

Dr. Timothy Medianick, Boulevard Dental Associates, Kenhorst, is a native of Ukraine. One of 10 children, his family immigrated to the United States when he was 13. A naturalized U.S. citizen, Dr. Medianick is a graduate of Messiah College and the Temple University of School of Dentistry. Dr. Medianick has returned to Ukraine twice in recent years to perform much needed dental services. A planned trip in May 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic. He has treated soldiers in…

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Dollars for Scholars

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Since the inception of the Alan Miller Scholarship Program, nine Berks County High School graduates have been awarded scholarships to help them pursue further studies in International Relations, Political Science, Public Administration, or related global studies.  The broadcast discussion will provide an update on the scholarship program, feature interviews with previous student recipients, and introduce 2021 grant recipients.   In addition, members of the Scholarship Committee who have been instrumental in planning, guiding, and directing the awards program, will join…

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May 2021

From Trump to Biden: Navigating Isolationist and Internationalist Traditions in U.S. Statecraft with Dr. Charles Kupchan

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Dr. Kupchan will discuss the potential course of U.S. foreign policy after four years of the Trump Administration's America First approach. Drawing on both U.S. history and an assessment of the emerging geopolitical landscape, he will discuss what aspects of Trump's statecraft President Biden should reject, what aspects he should retain, and how the Biden Administration can best go about meeting the many strategic challenges now facing the United States. Charles Kupchan is Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign…

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