February 3 | Worcester World Affairs Council | A New Paradigm - The Keys to Peace in Israel/Palestine
Miko Peled is a writer and human rights activist born and raised in Jerusalem. He is considered by many to be one of the clearest voices calling for justice in Palestine, support of the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, (BDS) and the creation of a single democracy with equal rights for all of historic Palestine.
February 5 | World Affairs Council of Jacksonville | A Conversation with Madeleine Albright
Madeleine K. Albright is Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC. She was the 64th Secretary of State of the United States and there became the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. Dr. Albright received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama on May 29, 2012. She has aslo served as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations and President of the Center for National Policy.
February 9 | World Affairs Council of the Desert | America's Military: Preparedness in Peril?
L.Col. Dakota Wood (ret.) of the Heritage Foundation and seen frequently on cable news, is an extraordinary voice advocating American global military strength as essential in maintaining world order.
February 11 | Alabama World Affairs Council | The Middle East Security Situation
Chase Untermeyer is founding chairman of the Qatar-America Institute, which aims to increase understanding of the important Qatari-American relationship in security, education, and energy. From 2004 until 2007, he was United States Ambassador to Qatar, on appointment of President George W. Bush.
February 13 | Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council | The Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Case of Germany
Karolin Machtans is an Associate Professor of German Studies at Connecticut College. Machtans’s main research and teaching interests are 20th- and 21st-century German literature and film, post-1945 German history and culture, German-Turkish relations, Muslims in Germany, minorities in Germany, Holocaust studies, and literary theory.
February 25 | World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities | Cybersecurity
Sayonnha Mandal, Assistant Professor of Computer and Information Sciences at St. Ambrose University will discuss cybersecurity in general. How it affects us as individuals and in the community. How it affects our decisions in government policies, politics and elections and individual privacy rights.
February 26 | Colorado Springs World Affairs Council | What Future for U.S. Intelligence?
As Former Chair of the National Intelligence Council, Greg Treverton shares his perspective on issues related to the current state of the intelligence community. Strategic analysis and strategy, adjusting "stories", transparency and big data, new ways to add value, new competitors...and new collaborators are at the forefront of these matters. In some ways, truth itself is under siege. What does that mean for intelligence?