Colorado Springs World Affairs Council

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Colorado Springs World Affairs Council
PO Box 608
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Karen Burghart, Executive Director, Email, 719-579-8443

Jamie Bequette, International Visitor Program Manager, Email, 719-579-8443

Schuyler Foerster, Director Emeritus, Email, 719-579-8443

Upcoming Events

November 21 | We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled:Voices/Syria

Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations known as the Arab Spring, in 2011 hundreds of thousands of Syrians took to the streets demanding freedom, democracy and human rights. The government’s ferocious response, and the refusal of the demonstrators to back down, sparked a brutal civil war that over the past five years has escalated into the worst humanitarian catastrophe of our times.

Dr. Wendy Pearlman's book, “We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled”is the result of personal interviews with over 300 displaced Syrians across the Middle East, Europe and the United States. It chronicles the Syrian war from its origins in peaceful protest to its present horror, solely through the words of ordinary people transformed by its unfolding.

December 12 | 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? 

January 10 | The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Going on Year Six

More than five years have passed since Ukraine's Maidan Revolution prompted Russia to seize and illegally annex Crimea, then trigger a conflict in eastern Ukraine that has taken more than 13,000 lives.  What is the status of this conflict, and what are the prospects for the future?

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