World Affairs TODAY - Every Sunday at 8am on MHz Worldview - www.worldaffairstoday.org
Episode 12: Dr. David Aaron Miller, Former State Department Analyst and Negotiator, Ken Wollack, President, National Democratic Institute, and Dr. Samer Shehata, Assistant Professor, Arab Studies, Georgetown University, participate in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Steven Kull, Director, Program on International Policy Attitudes, University of Maryland, on America's Dilemma: Balancing Democratic Ideals with Realpolitik Realities, examining the uprisings in Egypt and beyond
Episode 9: Dr. John Esposito, Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University, Founding Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, examines the global implications of Islamophobia in the west.
Episode 8: The Honorable Robert Hunter, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, Steven Clemons, Director, American Strategy Program, New America Foundation, and Matthew Hoh, Director, Afghanistan Study Group, discuss a new way forward in creating a security environment in the Middle East.
Episode 6: The Honorable William J. Lynn III, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, examines the efforts underway within the Pentagon to curb the growing defense budget while maintaining necessary capabilities to fulfill the missions assigned to our armed forces.
Episode 5: Dr. James Zogby, Co-founder and President, Arab American Institute, discusses Arab sentiment towards U.S. citizens and policy in “Arab Voices: What They Are Saying to Us and Why It Matters".
Episode 3: The Honorable William J. Perry, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense, and The Honorable Stephen J. Hadley, Former U.S. National Security Advisor discuss the Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel report. The discussion is moderated by Former Chairman and WAC-DC Board member The Honorable Franklin D. Kramer
Episode 2: Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, & Dr. Bernard Lewis, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, offer differing views on "The Role of Islam in International Affairs"
Episode 1: Nobel Laureate Dr. Joseph Stiglitz, Former World Bank Senior Vice President and Chief Economist & The Honorable Roel Campos, Former Commissioner of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) discuss “Freefall: America, Free Markets, and the Sinking of the World Economy” examining challenges and options going forward.
April 2010: National Webcast with Libyan Brother Leader Muammar al-Gaddafi
Libyan Leader Muammar al-Qaddafi spoke live video feed to World Affairs Council - DC members and guests at the National Press Club; the event was broadcast to fourteen World Affairs Councils across the country. Gaddafi took questions from the local audience as well as members of participating councils through the internet. The discussion was moderated by Ambassador Herman J. Cohen, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs.
April 6, 2010: Simon Johnson - 13 Bankers
Simon Johnson (MIT professor; former chief economist at the IMF) talked
about the power of Wall Street banks since the 2008 financial collapse.
In March 2009, the heads of the 13 largest banks in the U.S. visited
President Obama in the White House to ask for help. That help, which
came in the form of bailouts, loans, and credits from the federal
government, resulted in a further concentration of power within the
banking sector, leading to what we have today - six megabanks that
control a vast portion of our economy. Mr. Johnson argued that these
banks, which are still too big to fail, continue to take excessive risks
and could lead us to another collapse.
March 10, 2010: WAC-DC 30th Anniversary Global Education Gala, Keynote by Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education
January 10, 2010: Led Colodny and Tom Shachtman - Forty Years War
Len Colodny and Tom Shachtman talk about the impact of the
neoconservative movement on presidential foreign policy decisions going
back to the Nixon administration. They say that neoconservatives have
successfully influenced U.S. presidents from both political parties,
reaching the height of their influence during George W. Bush's two terms