Click on Events calendar to see Programs for
the 2013-14 Season as they are scheduled!
Wed., Dec. 11
Jim Walsh, PhD
Research Associate, MIT
Security Studies Program
"My 5 Dinners with
Amadinejad: Iran, the
US and the Future of
the Middle East"
7:15 - 9 AM
Wed., Jan. 8
Showing of Documentary
Wed., Jan. 15
AR "After Work"
Practice, Political &
"The Ties that Bind: US
National Security in
Europe & the Balkans"
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Sat., February 1
Wed., Feb. 12
Terry Lautz, PhD
Visiting Professor, Maxwell
School, Syracuse Univ.
"China's Quest for Soft
5:45 - 7:30 PM
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cooperating councils, including the World Affairs Forum, for more than 30 years. Trips
offer all the
highlights of touring, as well as access
to political leaders and
local experts for behind the
scenes briefings that make these trips unique. These
hallmark "Inside" tours are resource rich, featuring
private briefings and expert lecturers. Visit
for information on upcoming tours. And see below
for information on a trip to Myanmar in February 2014
with Forum Executive Director Kay Maxwell.
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members of other councils when they are
visiting Fairfield (CT) or Westchester (NY) counties to
attend our events.
Please consult our upcoming events
calendar or contact our office if you are interested in
attending our programs.
Members of other councils may
events at member pricing. We would be
delighted to have you join us.
fUTURE GLOBAL LEADER $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
THE WORLD AFFAIRS FORUM ANNOUNCES
FUTURE GLOBAL LEADER $10,000 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
The World Affairs
Forum is pleased to announce that
Caroline McArdle, a senior at the Wooster
School in Danbury, Connecticut, is the winner of the
Future Global Leader Award for Fairfield County and the
$10,000 Merit Scholarship for college. The award program
is funded this year by Pitney Bowes, Inc. and the
Hutchins Family Foundation. McArdle has
participated in and won awards for a wide variety of
extra-curricular activities, including Model UN, Future
Problem Solving International, and Peace Jam. She
is also the President of the Wooster Schoolís chapter of
The Forum also
announced that the first runner-up is Cassia
Bardos, a senior at Greenwich High School,
who also has an impressive academic record and history
of involvement in international affairs. She is
Co-President of the Greenwich High School Israel Club,
Communication Director of the Middle East Club and
member of Model UN.
An award ceremony
hosted by Pitney Bowes will be held in conjunction with
the World Affairs Forumís Global Economic Trends Lecture
at Pitney Bowes World Headquarters, described above.
AMBASSADORS' ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST - Wednesday,
Dr. Jim Walsh
Research Associate, MIT Security Studies Program
"My 5 Dinners with Amadinejad:
Iran, the US and the Future of the Middle East"
Dr. Jim Walsh's
research and writings focus on
international security, and in particular, topics
involving nuclear weapons and terrorism. He is one of a
handful of Americans who has traveled to both Iran and
North Korea for talks with officials about nuclear
issues. Dr. Walsh's comments and analysis have appeared
in numerous national and international media outlets.
Recent publications include "Egypt's Nuclear Future:
Proliferation or Restraint?" in
"Sanctions Can't Be the Centerpiece," in Room for
New York Times;
"How to Deal with Iran" and "A Solution for the US-Iran
Nuclear Standoff" with Thomas Pickering and William
Luers in the
New York Review of Books.
Dr. Walsh also
served as editor for the book series,
Terrorism: Documents of International &
Coffee Available: 7:00 AM
Breakfast: 7:15 AM
Presentation: 7:50 AM
Adjourn: 8:50 AM
AR Members: No Charge
Guests of AR Members: $30
General Public: $50
SPECIAL EVENT - Wednesday, January 8
Cosponsored by the World Affairs Forum
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Showing of the Documentary
272 Bedford Street
The Avon Theatre will be showing the acclaimed film,
"The Square", directed by Egyptian-American filmmaker
Jehane Noujaim. It is a documentary about the period
between the start of popular protest in Egypt's Tahrir
Square in the winter of 2011, to the summer of 2013,
when the army ousted former President Mubarek's
successor, Mohamed Morsi. It is an immersive experience,
transporting the viewer deeply into the intense
emotional drama and personal stories behind the news.
Following the film, there will be a discussion and Q&A
with the director.
As a cosponsor of the evening, the Forum has a
limited number of tickets at a special price of
$25 per ticket. Proceeds will benefit the Forum,
and these special tickets may only be purchased by
contacting the Forum office at 203-356-0340.
Don't delay - purchase your tickets now!