Richmond World Affairs Council

Program

October 26, 2016

US-Iran Relations

Dr. Trita Parsi is the founder and president of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), a non-partisan, non-profit organization through which Iranian-Americans could participate in American civic life, and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. Dr. Parsi studied foreign policy at Johns Hopkins’ School for Advanced […]

  • The Empire Room, The Jefferson Hotel
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • April 19, 2018

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The State of Israel

Dr. Wilf was a Member of the Israeli Knesset. She was on the influential Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in the 18th Knesset. She has a BA in Government and Fine Arts from Harvard University, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Cambridge. Born and raised in […]

  • The Empire Room, Jefferson Hotel
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

  • March 7, 2018

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Analyzing Yemen

Ambassador Barbara Bodine is Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. Ambassador Bodine served in Iraq and Kuwait as Deputy Chief of Mission, and as Ambassador to Yemen from 1997 through 2001. She was Director of East African Affairs, in the […]

  • The Empire Room, The Jefferson Hotel
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

  • February 1, 2018

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Insurgent Warfare and Lessons to Counter the Islamic State

Seth G. Jones is director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the RAND Corporation, as well as an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He served as the representative for the commander, U.S. Special Operations Command, to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations. Before […]

  • The Empire Room, Jefferson Hotel
  • 5:30pm- 7:30pm

  • October 24, 2017

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Taiwan’s Challenges For Three Presidents: Trump, Tsai, & Xi Jinping

Harry Harding is University Professor and Professor of Public Policy at the University of Virginia and a Visiting Professor of Social Science at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. A specialist on Asia, his major publications include Organizing China: The Problem of Bureaucracy, 1949-1966; China’s Second Revolution: Reform After Mao; A Fragile Relationship: the […]

  • The Empire Room, Jefferson Hotel
  • 05:30pm-07:30pm

  • September 11, 2017

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An Evening with Cathy Scott Clark

                                                Cathy Scott-Clark is an award-winning journalist, author and film-maker, reporting over the past twenty five years for the Sunday Times, Guardian, BBC and Channel 4 from places as varied as Jordan, […]

  • The Empire Room, Jefferson Hotel
  • 5:45PM-7PM

  • June 5, 2017

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Trump and the Prospects for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Dr. James J. Zogby is the founder and president of the Arab American Institute (AAI), a Washington, D.C.- based organization which serves as the political and policy research arm of the Arab American community. Since 1985, Dr. Zogby and AAI have led Arab American efforts to secure political empowerment in the U.S. Dr. Zogby is […]

  • The Empire Room, Jefferson Hotel
  • 5:45PM-7PM

  • May 31, 2017

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Trump & Egypt

Eric Trager, the Esther K. Wagner Fellow at The Washington Institute, is an expert on Egyptian politics and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. He was in Egypt during the 2011 anti-Mubarak revolts and returns frequently to conduct firsthand interviews with leaders in Egypt’s government, military, political parties, media, and civil society. His writings have appeared […]

  • The Jefferson Hotel, Empire Room
  • 5:00PM-7:00PM (Doors open at 5:00PM, Speaker begins at 5:45PM)

  • April 26, 2017

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Contemporary Russian Foreign Policy

Allen Lynch is a Professor at the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia (1992 to the present), where he teaches international relations and Russian studies. From 1988-2012, Mr. Lynch was Executive Vice President of the Feris Foundation of America, in which pro bono capacity he helped raise and disburse more than […]

  • The Empire Room, Jefferson Hotel
  • 5PM-7PM

  • March 27, 2017

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