Naples Council
World Affairs
Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage our community in international affairs and critical global issues

The January 22nd Lecture will be held at the Gulf Coast High School auditorium, 7878 Shark Way, off Immokalee Road. Two seatings, at 4:15 PM and and 7:45 PM. 

Doors open exactly at 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM. Detailed directions are posted on the HOME page.

2017- 2018 Lecture Series

Chair: Mimi Gregory

You need to be a Full Member to attend these feature presentations. They are free and no sign up is required. Lectures have two seating times. Please check your membership card for your chosen seating time. Due to space constraints we ask you to not switch your seating assignment. Unless noted otherwise, lectures are held at St. John the Evangelist Church, 625 111th Avenue North, Naples. 

New Bedfellows: the Enemy of My Enemy is My Friend


CANCELED October 30th: “Peacebuilding for National Security”. Bill Taylor, EVP of the United States Institute of Peace. 

November 13th“Global Migration”. Professor Karen Jacobsen, Director of the
Refugees and Forced Migration Program at the Fletcher School.

November 27th“How Should We Respond to North Korea's Nuclear
”. Evans J.R. Revere, Senior Director, Albright Stonebridge Group.

December 11th“The Eagle and the Trident, the U.S. and Ukraine”. Ambassador
Steven Pifer, Brookings Institution.

January 7th: “The Longest Wars: Iraq and Afghanistan”. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker, Diplomat in Residence at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School.

January 22nd“U.S.-Arab Relations”. Professor Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat
Center for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland
 and Dean Nabil Fahmy, Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo.

For this lecture there is a change in location and time. See above and HOME page.

February 5th“Google’s Global Relations”. Ross LaJeunesse, Global Head of
International Relations at Google.

February 20th*“Future of NATO and Department of State”. Ambassador
Nicholas Burns, Harvard Kennedy School.

March 5th“Russia After the Cold War”. William Pomeranz, Deputy Director,
Kennan Institute at the Wilson Center.

March 19th“China’s Internal Affairs”. Jamie Horsley, Esquire, Senior Fellow of
the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

April 03rd:* “The Paris Climate Agreement”. Dr. Joshua Busby, Professor, Public
Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Austin.

* Note: These lectures are on Tuesday

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