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Editor’s Notes

Our February lecture was a riveting discussion by Ambassador William Bellamy on "A World in Crisis: America's Role as A Great Power."  To listen to an audio recording of this lecture, click here.


We have another Bonus Program coming up.  Dr. Paul Magnarella will be speaking at ASU on April 24 on the subject "Turkey in the Changing Middle East." Click here for more information.



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 Armstrong State University, 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

Mr. Sadanand Dhoume - Rebooting U.S. India Relations

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.



Gulfstream Aerospace and The World | Print |  E-mail


Date: Thursday, March 12,  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.


Steve Cass
Technical Marketing and Communications
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

You don't automatically grow from a small niche provider to a major worldwide player.  It takes a focused vision, deliberate, thoughtful risk taking, and some luck. Gulfstream Aerospace will be sharing the story of their transformation from a small, U.S. - based company to a large, international company that is proudly based in Savannah.  The presentation will include Gulfstream's growth and investments around the world that enabled it to become the number one rated business jet brand in the industry.

Steve Cass is currently vice president, Technical Marketing and Communications at Gulfstream Aerospace in Savannah, Georgia.  In this capacity Steve is responsible for all internal and external communications; sale development and sales support for the worldwide sales team; and assisting with new product development programs and product enhancements at Gulfstream. Prior to this position, Steve as served as director, Sales Support.  In that position he was responsible for coordinating activities at the Savannah Sales and Design Center and leading the Sales Development, Sales Engineering and Technical Marketing teams.

Since joining Gulfstream in 1992, Steve served in Preliminary Design Engineering, where he worked on the GV program, various aircraft design studies, special mission aircraft, sales support and world record analyses. In 1998, he became manager of Technical Marketing, overseeing a team to develop and present technical and competitive information for use in the marketing and selling of Gulfstream aircraft and supporting the sales team worldwide.

Before coming to Gulfstream, Steve worked for 5 years at Rockwell International in aircraft conceptual design.  Steve is a Leadership Savannah graduate and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) where he has served in leadership positions at both the local and national levels.  He has served as Chairman of the Savannah AIAA chapter and was also a member of the AIAA’s Technical Committee for Aircraft Design.  In addition, Steve serves as a mentor in Gulfstream’s Management Development Program.  Steve graduated in 1987 from Cal Poly, Pomona with a degree in Aerospace Engineering.


Sponsor of this Month’s Program - Judge Realty

Judge Realty is a locally-owned and operated boutique brokerage that is uniquely invested in our community and honors first and foremost the needs of our clients.  It is a full-service agency that can help find the home of your dreams, sell the house you have, or fulfill all of your property management needs. They will place you in that picture-perfect storefront or help you upgrade office space to suit your business needs.

The Savannah Council on World Affairs is grateful for Judge Realty's support.



Upcoming Programs

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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