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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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Arab/Israel Relations with Joseph Braude

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

Joseph Braude, founder and president of the Center for Peace Communications, studied Near Eastern Languages at Yale and Arabic and Islamic history at Princeton. He is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian. Over the past 20 years, he has lived and worked in North Africa, the Levant, the Gulf states, and Iran. His most recent book is Reclamation: A Cultural Policy for Arab-Israeli Partnership (Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2019). In the United States, his articles have appeared in The New York Times,…

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April 2021

The Importance of Advancing Women, Peace and Security in Qatar with Melissa Deehring

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Melissa Deehring is a licensed attorney in the State of California and works as a Clinical Assistant Professor and the founding director/creator of the Externship Program at Qatar University College of Law in Doha, Qatar. Since 2011, Melissa has negotiated agreements with more than 115 legal employers in Doha, developed clinical curricula, and taught legal skills, ethics and advocacy classes to more than 1000 QU law students. During her years as Director of the College of Law’s Externship Program, student…

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Did the Cold War Ever End?: The Current State of U.S.-Russian Relations with William Pomeranz

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

William Pomeranz is the Deputy Director of the Kennan Institute, a part of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars located in Washington, D.C.  He also has taught Russian law at the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies (CERES), Georgetown University.  He hold a B.A. from Haverford College, a M.Sc. from the University of Edinburgh, a J.D. cum laude from American University, and a Ph.D. in Russian History from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University…

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March 2021

Does Africa Matter to the United States with Ambassador Charles Ray

March 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual Event PA United States

Ambassador Ray is member of the Board of Trustees at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He served as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Zimbabwe. In addition, he was the first U.S. Consul General to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, opening the Consulate General there in 1998. Prior to this, Ray joined the United States Army. in 1962 and retired 20 years later with the rank of major. During his time with the Army, he…

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