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Former U.S. ambassador to Russia reflects on Vladimir Putin

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Submitted 11-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

Russia has dominated our national headlines for months. Timely, then, that the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is bringing a Russian expert to town. On Tuesday, November 14, The Honorable John Beyrle, United States Ambassador to...

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National security expert presents on five major threats to United States

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Submitted 11-02-2017 under NONPROFITS

On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Dr. Lori Esposito Murray, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will present on the topic “Top Five Threats to America’s National Security.” She will speak at 7:00 p.m. at the...

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Fractured politics and American foreign policy

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Submitted 09-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

“Political cycles are sprints. Foreign policy is a marathon,” said P.J. Crowley, former Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. State Department, in his book, Red Line: American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics...

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Wealthy Theatre screening America's Diplomats: People making a global impact

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Submitted 08-28-2017 under NONPROFITS

Affairs of state often seem remote from the everyday life we live in Grand Rapids. But our local community is influenced by and influences global affairs. World events shape our community. Consider the impact of war and conflict worldwide and how...

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North Korea: Peaceful solution presented by conflicts expert

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Submitted 04-17-2017 under NONPROFITS

“Korea has been preparing for conflict for more than 40 years. When they hear talk about a U.S. strike being imminent, their trigger fingers get tighter. So I think we need a U.S. policy that doesn’t put them in a position where their...

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Speaker from U.S. Institute of Peace discusses achieving peace in conflicted world

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Submitted 04-10-2017 under NONPROFITS

“What role can everyday people, especially young people, play in building peace in our world?” Ann-Louise Colgan, Director of public education, United States Institute of Peace (USIP), answers that question in a public talk on...

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Expert from Washington D.C. to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia

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Submitted 03-29-2017 under NONPROFITS

“Palace intrigue and regional war could complicate the budding romance between Riyadh and the Trump administration,” says Simon Henderson, Persian Gulf expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington, D.C. On Monday...

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European Union expert discusses impact of Brexit at Aquinas

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Submitted 03-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

“Brexit may seem to be only a distant concern to most Americans, but it has direct implications for our economic and security interests,” says Dr. John McCormick, Professor of European Union Politics, Indiana University-Purdue University...

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Former Ambassador to discuss role of U.S. in Afghanistan at Aquinas College

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Submitted 03-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

"I think we tend as Americans to be focused on winning. In a conventional war, you have a surrender ceremony and after that everybody goes home. But, with Afghanistan, our policy for winning needs to address a longer future," said ...

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Understanding China as a growing world power

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Submitted 02-21-2017 under NONPROFITS

“I was a strategic intelligence officer for much of my career, serving in assignments in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Following active duty service, my interest in China was rekindled through my investigation of trade policy as it...

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