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Editor’s Notes

Dr. Stephen Blank gave a rousing talk on Dec. 11 on putting the relationship between Russia and the Ukraine into a historical context. He didn't spare any individual or country from his incisive analysis of the real meaning behind their words and deeds.  His informed passion on the subject was a treat to listen to.  To hear the audio recording (no visuals were used) click here and then click on the "Play" button.

The program was preceded by an exhibition of Soviet folk dancing by the Savannah Ballet Studio to the great delight of our audience.

THIRTY FOR 30 CAMPAIGN

In 2014 your Savannah Council on World Affairs (SCWA) is celebrating its 30th Anniversary.  To commemorate that event we are kicking off our Thirty for 30 campaign asking our members and supporters to contribute $30 (or more!).  The money will be used to fund our student stipend program (described below) and other programs. SCWA has prided itself on bringing quality speakers to Savannah to address pressing world affairs issues, and recently to assist local students in their efforts to broaden their experience.  Your support makes these important programs possible! To donate, click here. Thanks.

 

Student Study Abroad Stipends

The Savannah Council on World Affairs (SCWA) provides stipends to as many as nine students each year in support of their plans to engage in a study abroad program.  We believe that such programs increase an individual's perspective on world affairs and gives them a better foundation for future involvement in the larger community.

 

 

Each candidate must have already been accepted to a study abroad program, must meet our academic criteria, and must have a verifiable need for financial assistance.  Academic coordinators at AASU, Savannah State University and Georgia Southern University screen prospective candidates and provide us with a selection from which to choose.

 

Your generous donation can help us raise the level of support we provide or perhaps increase the number of students we support.

 

To contribute online, please click here.

 

On behalf of the students, Thank You!

 

 

 


Audio Available - Follow the link below and select the Play button below the title

Dr. Stephen Blank - Putting Russia and the Ukraine in Context

Dr. Robert J. Bunker - The Dark Side of Globalization

Dr. Hal Brands - What Good is Grand Strategy?

Dr. Kevin Spooner - Partners Nevertheless Canadian American Relations Past and Present

Ms. Terry Smith-Labat, From Tall Ships to the Digital Economy

Mr. Frank Calzon, Cuba and U.S. Relations Under the Obama Administration

Dr. Raul Madrid, The Origins of the Two Lefts in Latin America

Dr. G.P. "Bud" Peterson, U.S. Higher Education Goes Global

Ms. Susan R. Johnson, The Demands of Contemporary Diplomacy

Dr. Michael Kraft, "Global Environmental Challenges"

Dr. Sean Lynn-Jones, "Why the United States Should Spread Democracy"

Dr. Marc Lynch, "Understanding Muslim Societies"

Sir James R. Mancham, "The Geo-Political Situation in the Indian Ocean"

Ms. Farah Stockman, "American Exceptionalism: Tales of a Journalist's Adventures in Kenya, Afghanistan and Iran"

Dr. Javier Corrales, "How 'Participatory Cancer' is affecting Venezuela and Beyond."  Click here.


Dr. Michael Baun,  "The Euro Zone Debt Crisis and the EU."  Click here.


Thomas Garret and Leslie Campbell, "The Arab Spring One Year Later:  Prospects for Democracy." Click here.


Lt. Col. Zumwalt,  "Bare Feet, Iron Will."  Click here.


Werner Fornos, "The One Billion Food Crisis." Click here.


If you do listen to the audio please let us know (via the Contact Us option) if the experience was satisfactory.

 

 


Rebooting U.S./India Relations: What to Expect From India's New Government | Print |  E-mail

 

Date: Thursday, January 22,  2015

Time: Membership Social at 7:30
Program at 8:00 p.m.

Location: Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. (behind the Visitor's Center) Directions and Map
Access: Open to the public and free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators and active military and their dependents. $10.00 charge for non-members.

Sadanand Dhume

 

As President Barack Obama heads to New Delhi as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day celebrations, US-India ties stand poised at a crucial juncture. The world's oldest and largest democracies look likely to deepen ties under newly elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi. There are political and human rights issues that the US would like India to make more progress on (relationship with Pakistan and treatment of women loom large) but the close economic ties between the two nations bodes well for continued cooperation. Mr. Dhume will demonstrate why a closer US-India relationship augurs well for a rapidly changing Asia.

Sadanand Dhume is a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he writes on South Asian political economy, foreign policy, business, and society, with a focus on India and Pakistan. Mr. Dhume has served as India bureau chief of the Far Eastern Economic Review and as Indonesia correspondent of FEER and the Wall Street Journal – Asia, and is currently a South Asia columnist for the Wall Street Journal. Previously, he was Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society in Washington, D.C. He has written articles and op-eds for Foreign Policy, Forbes, Commentary, YaleGlobal, the Washington Post, and other publications. His television appearances include CNN, PBS, BBC World, Al Jazeera International, CNBC Asia and ABC Television. His political travelogue about the rise of radical Islam in Indonesia, My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with a Radical Islamist, has been published in four countries. He has twice been selected by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the world's top 100 Twitterati. Follow him on Twitter @dhume.

 

Sponsor of this Month’s Program - United WebWorks

United WebWorks uses the latest techniques to develop exciting websites that are engineered to maximize the number of views that they receive.  Their expertise has helped your Savannah Council on World Affairs (they host our website), and they can help you.  We appreciate their support.  They are located at 30 West Broughton Street in Savannah.

 

Upcoming Programs

Feb. 12, 2015 - The World in Crisis: America's Place as a Great Power - Ambassador William H. Bellamy

March 12, 2015 - Gulfstream Aerospace and The World

April 16, 2015 - Time to Attack Iran? - Dr. Mathew Kroenig

May 7, 2015 - Turkey and the EU - The Context Changes Again - Dr. Yale Ferguson

 

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