April 3 | World Affairs (Northern California) | China’s Future and Its Implications for The United States
China has made tremendous progress during the past four decades, but what lies ahead is less clear. While some see the country as an unstoppable juggernaut destined to clash with or to displace the United States as global leader, that prospect is premature. The challenges ahead will be much harder to meet. Thomas Fingar will discuss China's future and its implications for the United States.
April 3 | World Affairs Council of Philadelphia | The Mexico City Policy and Changes to Title X
While many people don’t know it by its official name, the Mexico City policy, often referred to by critics as the global gag rule, is a U.S. government policy that blocks U.S. federal funding for non-governmental organizations that provide abortion counseling or referrals, advocate to decriminalize abortion or expand abortion services. Since 1984, when it was first implemented by the Reagan Administration, the United States Agency for International Development has enforced the policy during all subsequent Republican Administrations and rescinded the policy at the direction of all Democratic Administrations
More recently, on June 1, the Trump administration published a series of proposed changes to the regulations governing the Title X family planning program, which has now come to be known as the “domestic gag rule.”
Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia for a discussion with several experts to learn more about these policies and their effects on organizations that provide family planning services and care to women, as well as HIV treatment and care to the public.
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April 9 | Alabama World Affairs Council | Corruption and Its Impact
Sarah Chayes launched a corruption and security initiative, which analyzed the structure of kleptocratic governments around the world, the other risk factors with which public corruption is interacting in specific countries, the likelihood of a significant security event resulting, and potential approaches available to different local and international actors.
April 9 | World Affairs Council of Palm Beach | Venezuela’s Descent into Dictatorship
El-Hage often lectures about how Chavismo gradually turned Venezuela's stable democracy into an anachronistic, quasi-communist dictatorship where individuals lack the basic political and economic rights that would allow them to lead normal, dignified lives. He will discuss the true state of Human Rights in Latin America and beyond.
April 15 - 16 | World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth | American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space
Fifty years after the first lunar landing on the moon, award-winning historian and perennial The New York Times bestselling author, Douglas Brinkley, returns to the 1960’s space race in American Moonshot. New interviews from those who were apart of the history-making NASA experience and part of the and the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo projects, vividly describe how the U.S. won the space race against the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War.