2014 Program / Schedule

2014 Schedule

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!

Thursday, February 13, 2017

Topic Speakers Time
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

Friday, February 14, 2014

Topic Speakers Time
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

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Topic Speakers Time
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

12:40 PM Foreign Service Careers

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 dkfletch@mail.usf.edu.

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