2015 Program / Schedule

2015 Schedule

February 26 -28, 2015 University of South Florida St. Petersburg University Student Center

Seminars will begin Thursday afternoon at approximately 2:30 p.m. and last one hour. They will continue all day Friday 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. Complimentary parking available in the USFSP parking garage. Please use floors 2-5, and avoid spaces marked as “gold” because you may be ticketed. We look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Topic Speakers Time
Welcoming Remarks Sophia T. Wisniewska, Chancellor, USF St. Petersburg • Rick Kriseman, Mayor of St. Petersburg • Douglas L. McElhaney, Ambassador (ret.) 2:00 PM
Oh, What a Lovely War: Syria Edition Joshua Landis, Norine McDonald, Larry Butler, Robert Schaefer 2:30 PM
Terrorism: How Long and How to Resist It? Wole Soyinka, Chuck Campbell, Norine McDonald, Pierre Guerlain 3:50 PM
Women’s Rights: A Western Construct or a Universal Goal? Marcia Cohen, Neelofer Syed, Pierre Guerlain, Myriam Irizarry 5:00 PM

Friday, February 27, 2015

Topic Speakers Time
Russia after the Ukraine and Crimea Grabs: What’s for Dessert? Ralph Clem, Damon Wilson, Clarence Juhl, Robert Schaefer, Ilgiz Yanbukhtin 9:00 AM
Can We Keep our Rights and Protect Our Country Too? Barbara Carlin, Melissa Ruggiero, Chuck Campbell, Burton Hersh 9:00 AM
Cuba: What’s the New Normal? Gary Mormino, Felipe Mantilla, Ralph Fernandez, Janet Long 10:20 AM
Breaking News: What Didn’t the Press Tell Us? Jim Verhulst, Joshua Landis, George Hamilton, Kelly McBride 10:20 AM
If We #Hashtag It, Will Sea Rise Go Away? Brendan Doyle, Don Chambers, Joseph Smoak 11:30 AM
Internet-Era War: Videos, Beheadings, and Asymmetric Violence Chuck Campbell, Clarence Juhl, Damon Wilson, Aida Hozic 11:30 AM
International Criminal Tribunals: Kangaroo Courts We Should Oppose? Michael Smith, Barbara Carlin, Melissa Ruggiero, Edward Kissi 2:00 PM
If You Had Five Minutes with the NEXT President, What Would You Recommend? Judy Heimann, Wole Soyinka, Ilgiz Yanbukhtin, Ralph Clem 2:00 PM
Immigration: Is Anyone Happy with the Status Quo? Anne Marie Winter, Scott Brown, Kathlyn Mackovjak, Adriana Dinis 3:10 PM
Europe and the U.S.: Is Mutual Disdain the Basis for an Alliance? Pierre Guerlain, Ilkka Ahtokivi, Aida Hozic, Judy Heimann 3:10 PM

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Topic Speakers Time
International Diseases: How Can We Fight Them Most Effectively? Michael Smith, Erin Kennedy, Allison Messina 9:00 AM
Elections around the World: More Democracy or More Campaign Techniques? Tom Edmonds, Mauricio de Vengoechea, Ilkka Ahtokivi, Norine McDonald 10:10 AM
U.S. Foreign Policy: Do We Need a Better Process or Better People? Bill Felice, Aida Hozic, Clarence Juhl, Larry Butler 11:20 AM

International Careers

College students who are interested in international careers are cordially invited to the events below.
(Lunch is provided. Click here to register separately.)

Date Time Time
Thursday, February 26 2:30 PM Careers in the Central Intelligence Agency
Friday, February 27 12:40 PM Careers in the U.S. Foreign Service

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