Richmond World Affairs Council

Program

October 26, 2016

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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21st Century Energy Policy

    William L. “Bill” Murray is currently the Senior Public Policy & Electric Policy Director for Dominion, a Fortune 200 energy company doing business throughout the mid- Atlantic, Northeast, and Midwest. He previously served as Legislative Director for Governor Tim Kaine and as deputy director of policy for Governor Mark Warner. Prior to working […]

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

  • February 20, 2017

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U.S. Relations in the Middle East

  Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering holds the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. In a diplomatic career spanning five decades, he was U.S. ambassador to Israel, the Russian Federation, India, El Salvador, Nigeria, and Jordan. From 1989 to 1992, he was Ambassador to the United Nations in New York, and he […]

  • The Grand Ballroom, Jefferson Hotel
  • 5:00pm- 7:00pm

  • January 30, 2017

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Trump Foreign Policy: A New Era?

William W. Newmann is an Associate Professor in the Political Science program at Virginia Commonwealth University.  His research interests include U. S. national security policy and decision making, the US Presidency, and East Asian security.  He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Pittsburgh. He has […]

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

  • December 12, 2016

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Essential Elements for a Solution in Syria

Lawrence Wilkerson is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. His last positions in the US Government were Chief of Staff to Colin Powell at the U.S. Department of State (2002-2005) and Associate Director and member of that department’s Policy Planning staff under Ambassador […]

  • Jefferson Hotel - The Empire Room
  • November 14, 2016

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