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Upcoming Events

February 27 | Great Decisions - Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

Topic: Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

Briefing Book Author:  Ömer Taspinar

Of all NATO allies, Turkey represents the most daunting challenge for the Trump administration. After a failed military coup in July 2016, the autocratic trend strengthened and the population considers the U.S. a security threat. In the context of a “clash of civilizations,” is Turkey’s geo-strategic position as the world's most institutionally westernized Muslim country. 

Presenter: Tijen-Demirel-Pegg, PhD, Political Science, IUPUI                                              

Dr. Tijen Demirel-Pegg, Assistant Professor, Political Science and Global and International Studies, Indiana University-Purdue University, received her BA and MA degrees in Ankara, Turkey.  Indiana University awarded her PhD, Political Science, 2011.  Her major fields are international relations and comparative politics, and her minor fields are social science and data analysis.  At IUPUI, she teaches Middle Eastern politics, political violence, and human rights.  She has presented a paper on Istanbul's 2013 Gezi Park Protests

Schedule:

7:00 Registration / 7:30 Presentation with Q & A / 9:00 Event Concludes

Carmel High School, Freshman Cntr, Door # 13,

520 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032.

For more information and to register: www.indianaworld.org

 

 

March 6 | Great Decisions - Waning of Pax Americana?

FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION: GREAT DECISIONS - WANING OF PAX AMERICANA?

Briefing Book Author:  Carla Norrlof

With Donald Trump’s presidency, the U.S. has began an historic shift away from Pax Americana, the established liberal international order since World War II's end in 1945.  Pax Americana has promised peaceful international relations with an open economy, buttressed by U.S. military power. “American First” isolationism, shifts the political mood towards selective U.S. engagement.

Presenter:  John Clark, PhD, Director, Development, Center for Interfaith Cooperation    

Dr. John Clark is Director of Development and Communication at the Center for Interfaith Cooperation.  As an adjunct professor, Indiana University’s School for Public and Environmental Affairs, he teaches graduate courses on topics, such as: leading and governing in a global society, grant writing and management, and social entrepreneurship.  He has authored more than a hundred books, articles and reports on topics, such as: the collapse of communism, environmental policy, and immigration in Indiana. 

Families are welcome & it's FREE for high school students.

We'll see you there!

When:   March 6, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

            7:00  Registration / 7:30  Presentation plus Q & A / 9:00  Event Concludes

Where:  Carmel High School, Freshman Center, Door #13, 520 E. Main St., Carmel, IN  46032

             MAP: Freshman Center at Carmel High School

 For more information and to register: www.indianaworld.org                                      

March 7 | JAPAN AND THE RISE OF ASIA

Please join us on March 7th when two well-known diplomats will be flying in for a moderated discussion:

Where Goes the Neighborhood: Japan and the Rise of Asia

Register NOW: www.indianaworld.org

One, Kuni Miyake, will be coming directly from a national broadcast in Tokyo.  The other, David Shear, former Ambassador to Viet Nam, will be traveling from Washington, D.C.

The Indiana Council on World Affairs in partnership with the Japan-America Society of Indiana is offering this special he "Japan Update" sponsored by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the National Association of Japan-America Societies.

This certainly will be a lively conversation between these two well-known career diplomats who have both served in their respective countries' foreign services for peace in Asia.

Kuni Miyake, President, Foreign Policy Institute, Tokyo, Japan, and former diplomat in Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and service in Prime Minister Shinz? Abe's office.         

David Shear, Chairman, National Association of Japan-America Societies, Washington, D.C., USA, and former U.S. Ambassador to Viet Nam.              

We'll see you there!

When:         March 7, 2018, Wednesday

Time:           Come for Dinner and the Moderated Discussion

                    5:30   Reception / 6:15   Dinner / 7:00   Talk

                    Or, just come for the Talk at 7:00 pm

                    [Check-in after 6:45 pm]                 

 Where:        The Willows on Westfield, north of Broad Ripple,

                     6729 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220.                                                            

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March 20 | Great Decisions - Russia's Foreign Policy

FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION - GREAT DECISIONS 2018: RUSSIA'S FOREIGN POLICY

Briefing Book Author:  Allen Lynch

Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia projects an autocratic governance model abroad and works to destabilize liberal democracies. In 2016, Russia caused an international uproar when it interfered in the U.S. presidential contest. Putin’s foreign policies include other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria.

Presenter: Ed Delaney, JD, Indiana House of Representatives                                             

Ed Delaney serves in the Indiana House of Representatives, having retired from Barnes and Thornberg and subsequently from Delaney & Delaney.  In the course of his studies, he became fluent in the Russian language.  He represented the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in an arbitration hearing under the Dayton Peace Accords; and has served as an election monitor for the International Republican Institute in Russia. He was the founding lawyer of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc  .

Families are welcome & it's FREE for high school students.

We'll see you there!

When:   February 20, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

            7:00  Registration / 7:30  Presentation plus Q & A / 9:00  Event Concludes

Where:  Carmel High School, Main Cafeteria, Door #7, 520 E. Main St., Carmel, IN  46032

            

 

 

March 27 | Great Decisions - U.S. Global Engagement

Topic: U.S. Global Engagement & the Military

Briefing Book Author:  Gordon Adams

At this turning point for U.S. global engagement with a military role, some argue an “America First” paradigm, with a large military to match, while others envision a more traditional assertion of U.S. multilateral leadership. Still others favor greater restraint and cautious cooperation.  The role of U.S. military force, arms sales, and security assistance, in the shifting international system, will be considered.

Presenter: Pierre Atlas, PhD, Professor, Political Science, MarianUniversity

 

Dr. Pierre Atlas, is a professor of political science at Marian University, While serving in the U.S. Army in the 1980’s, he studied Arabic.  As a comparative political scientist, he devotes much of his career to studying and writing articles and book reviews about the Middle East, and has presented numerous conference papers on Middle East politics.  Among courses he teaches are Politics of the Middle East, Civil Wars and Ethnic Conflicts, American Foreign Policy, and Politics of the Global Economy. 

Families are welcome & it's FREE for high school students.

We'll see you there!

When:   February 27, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

                    7:00  Registration / 7:30  Presentation plus Q & A / 9:00  Event Concludes

Where:  Carmel High School, Freshman Center, Door #13, 520 E. Main St., Carmel, IN  46032

               MAP: Freshman Center at Carmel High School

 More & Reservations: www.indianaworld.org

April 3 | Great Decisions - China & America: New Equation

 

FOREIGN POLICY ASSOCIATION - GREAT DECISIONS 2018

 

Topic: China & America: the New Geopolitical Equation

China has implemented an expansive strategy of economic diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, the U.S. has taken a step back from multilateral trade agreements and discarded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). China has made inroads through initiatives like One Belt, One Road and the Asian Infrastructure Investment

Presenter: Weilin Long, MA, MPA, Executive Director, Global Chamber® Indianapolis

Weilin Long is a cross-cultural collaborator for businesses and organizations.  Having lived half her life in China and half in the U.S., she offers unique, authentic perspectives on China and America.  Weilin serves on several advisory boards, such as: America China Society of Indiana, Indiana Civil Rights Commission, and Indiana Asian Times.  With the Global Chamber® Indianapolis, LLC., she helps companies in Indiana connect to the worl

 

 

Families are welcome & it's FREE for high school students.

We'll see you there!

When:   April 3, 2018, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

                    7:00  Registration / 7:30  Presentation plus Q & A / 9:00  Event Concludes

Where:  Carmel High School, Main Cafeteria, Door #13, 520 E. Main St., Carmel, IN  46032

For more information and to register: www.indianaworld.org         

 

 

April 19 | DIPLOMACY: KEEPING PEACE & PREVENTING ARTOCITIES

Distinguished Speaker - Ambassador Feinstein

Lee Feinstein, Founding Dean and Professor, School of Global and International Studies, [SGIS], Indiana University, will discuss the American diplomatic interventions towards peace keeping, including what is needed to prevent mass atrocities. 

He has served as U.S. Ambassador to Poland, on the Secretary of State's Policy Planning Staff, and holds a number of board positions, including a presidential appointment to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. 

On March 28 and 29, 2018, he will host SGIS's third annual conference on America's Role in the World which is open to the public.

We'll see you there!

When:         April 19, 2018, Thursday

Time:           Come for Dinner and an insightful presentation.

                    5:30   Reception / 6:15   Dinner / 7:00   Talk

                    Or, just come for the Talk at 7:00 pm

                    [Check-in after 6:45 pm]                 

 Where:        The Willows on Westfield, north of Broad Ripple,

                    6729 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN46220.                                                            

 Register for any ICWA event: www.indianaworld.org

 

May 17 | DIASPORA: BORNE OF TRAGEDY - RESETTLEMENT IN U.S.

Distinguished Speaker - Liesl Riddle, PhD

Liesl Riddle, PhD,Associate Professor of International Business and International Affairs at George Washington University,has researched and written about 16 different diaspora communities in the USA and Europe who originate from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Middle East. 

She is a frequent guest speaker at the U.S. Foreign Service Institute. 

Dr. Riddle will profile how refugee immigrant groups, although borne of tragedy and settled in the U.S., make incalculable economic, cultural, professional, medical, and social contributions to the whole of America.   

We'll see you there!

 

When:         May 17, 2018, Thursday

Time:           Come for Dinner and the story of displaced persons - - - 

                    5:30   Reception / 6:15   Dinner / 7:00   Talk

                    Or, just come for the Talk at 7:00 pm

                    [Check-in after 6:45 pm]                 

Where:        The Willows on Westfield, Broad Ripple,

                    6729 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN46220.                                                            

 

Register for any ICWA event: www.indianaworld.org

 

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