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10 May 2022 SECWAC Presents:  Rolf Wolfswinkel "Anne Frank and the Recent Cold Case Investigation"
20 Apr 2022 SECWAC Presents: Elbridge Colby "Strategy of Denial: An American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict"
12 Apr 2022 Marci Shore presents “The War in Ukraine”
10 Apr 2022 Essex Meadows and SECWAC Presents: Anne Farrow and Jumoke McDuffie-Thurmond
24 Mar 2022 SECWAC Presents: "Ada Ferrer on Cuba: An American History"
6 Mar 2022 Essex Meadows and SECWAC Community Collaboration: Dr. Robert Ballard speaks on his new memoir "Into the Deep"
23 Feb 2022 SECWAC Presents: "Karolin Machtans on The Representation of Asylum Interviews in Contemporary Literature and Film of Refuge"
8 Feb 2022 SECWAC Presents: "Thomas Truxes on The Overseas Trade of British America: A Narrative History"
19 Jan 2022 SECWAC Presents: "Odd Arne Westad on US-China Relations: A New Cold War"
15 Dec 2021 Gery Barry presents “Healthcare Policy Insights from Around the Globe”
8 Nov 2021 Nestor Forster, Jr. presents “Strengthening Brazil-US Relations”
6 Oct 2021 Roya Hakakian presents “A Beginner’s Guide to America: the Immigrant Experience”
14 Sep 2021 Laurent DuBois presents “Haiti & Democracy”
8 Sep 2021 Michela Wrong presents “Do Not Disturb: The Story of a Political Murder and an African Regime Gone Bad”
29 Jun 2021 Fiona Hill presents “The West and Russia Since the End of the Cold War”
8 Jun 2021 David Abramson presents “Prospects for a Russia-China Alliance: Moscow’s Calculus”
25 May 2021 Joshua Freeman presents “The Plight of the Uighurs in China”
13 May 2021 Fearghal McGarry presents “The Irish Revolution 1919-1921 in a Global Context”
27 Apr 2021 Thomas Wright presents “US-Europe Relations in the Context of Brexit”
14 Apr 2021 Eileen Hunt Botting presents “The Politics of Epidemics”
23 Mar 2021 Binalakshmi Nepram presents “The Extraordinary Non-violent Peace Movement by Indigenous Women in India”
9 Mar 2021 Dorinda Elliott presents “US-China Relations”
10 Feb 2021 Trita Parsi presents “America and the Middle East in 2021”
27 Jan 2021 Peter Baker & Susan Glasser present “The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A Baker III”
9 Dec 2020 Peter Beinart presents “America and the World in the Biden Era”
18 Nov 2020 Marissa Turnbull, presents “Indigenous Rights in the 21st Century”
28 Oct 2020 Michael Kimmage, presents “The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy”
15 Oct 2020 Dean Accardi presents "India, Pakistan, and the War over Kashmir"
30 Sep 2020 George Packer, presents “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century”
16 Sep 2020 David Shimer, presents “Rigged: America, Russia, and one Hundred Years of Covert Electoral Interference”
30 Jun 2020 Admiral John B Padgett III, US Navy (Retd), presents “US Submarine Employment and Effectiveness in a Dynamic World: Stealth, Mobility and Firepower”
3 Jun 2020 SECWAC presents "COVID-19 Epidemiology, Evidence-Based Policy and Prospects for Vaccines" feat. Dr. Saad Omer
7 May 2020 SECWAC presents "The Role of Resilience in Dealing with COVID-19" feat. Stephen Flynn
9 Apr 2020 Dr. Saad Omer presents "COVID-19 Update"
13 Feb 2020 Esam Boraey presents "The Development of Democracy in Egypt"
23 Jan 2020 Megan O'Neill presents "A Different Look at Rural African Education"
12 Dec 2019 Sarah Wiliarty presents "The Rise of Populism/Nationalism in Europe"
12 Nov 2019 Katherine Brown presents "Public Diplomacy"
24 Oct 2019 Jonathan Starr presents "It Takes a School: An American School in the World’s #1 Failed State"
10 Oct 2019 Emma Sky presents "In a Time of Monsters – a Middle East in Revolt""
17 Sep 2019 Gordon Chang presents "America’s Grandest Wager: China"
27 Jun 2019 Peter Rutland presents "Brexit: Why did it happen, and what comes next?"
2 May 2019 Ivo Daalder: The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership
25 Apr 2019 Stephen Walt: US Grand Strategy since the end of the Cold War
12 Mar 2019 CJ Chivers: The Fighters: Americans in Combat in Afghanistan and Iraq
20 Feb 2019 Carl Zimmer: The Deep History of Global Affairs
11 Dec 2018 Rob Hernandez presents "Cuba: The Conflicted Isle"
14 Nov 2018 Charles Sennott presents "GroundTruth in a 'Post-Truth' Era"
24 Oct 2018 The Battle for the Global Internet: Rob Morgus
20 Sep 2018 Forging America's Future from Undersea
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