February 13 -15, 2014 University of South Florida St. Petersburg University Student Center
Seminars will begin Thursday evening at approximately 4:30 p.m. and last one hour. They will continue all day Friday, February 14 from 9 a.m to 4 p.m., and will recommence Saturday morning at 9 a.m. and end at approximately 12 p.m. that afternoon. As you’ll see from the detailed program information shown below, a broad range of popular topics and speakers are scheduled. If you are planning on attending, please take a moment to let us know by using our sign up form on our website. We look forward to seeing you!
|Welcoming Remarks||Sophia T. Wisniewska, Chancellor, USF St. Petersburg • Rick Kriseman, Mayor of St. Petersburg • Douglas L. McElhaney, Ambassador (ret.)||4 :00 PM|
|Religion and Politics are Like Oil and Water||Wald, Hambley, Asayesh, Mantilla||4:30 PM|
|Africa: A New Success Story or China’s Backyard?||Ofori-Dankwa, Felice, McGuire, Conteh-Morgan||5:50 PM|
|Getting Out of the Mideast and Asserting US Power in Asia||Milani, Andrusyszyn, Wald, Delong||9:00 AM|
|The US Should Build Democracies in Countries Less Fortunate||Carlin, Ofori-Dankwa, Reppert, Hozic||9:00 AM|
|Cyber-Terrorism is a Greater Threat Than Nuclear Weapons||Andruscyn, Campbell, Milani, Clem||10:20 AM|
|Europe and America Can Go Their Separate Ways||Olivieri, Heimann, Hozic, Lewis||10:20 AM|
|Sustaining Earth’s Resources is a Left-Wing Plot||Noun, Alcock, Gardner, Rubiello||11:30 AM|
|Dealing with New Powers (Brazil, Russia, India, China…)||Hozic, Yanbukhtin, Reppert, Verghese||11:30 AM|
|U.S. Military Intervention is the Only Alternative if Diplomacy Fails||Felice, Heimann, Delong, Clem||2:00 PM|
|Global Warming Will Give Us More Time on the Beach||Hambley, Rubiello, Alcock, Noun||2:00 PM|
|American Human Rights Policy Should Stress LGBT Issues||Nadine Smith, Michael Smith, Tilley, Bejtovic||3:10 PM|
|What Happened to That Economic Recovery We Thought Was Upon Us?||Hamilton, McGuire, Olivieri, Shank||3:10 PM|
|Snowden and Manning – Traitors?||Campbell, Carlin, Tilley, Clem, Cohen||9:00 AM|
|Let’s Get Rid of It, or Build a More Useful United Nations||Michael Smith, Gardner, Thomas Smith||10:10 AM|
|America is an ‘Exceptional’ Country||Ofori-Dankwa, Jett, Yanbukhtin, Arsenault||11:20 AM|
Students interested in pursuing a career in the US Foreign Service are cordially invited to attend this discussion with Edward Loo, a Foreign Service Officer and current Diplomat in Residence at Florida International University. Former US diplomats will also be in attendance to add their perspectives. A bag lunch is offered by USF St. Petersburg. (Ocean Room, second floor, Student Center.) Since seating is limited, students should reserve a seat in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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