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World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

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November 2019

Global Speakers Program: Monica Araya, A Small Country with Big Ideas

November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head, 29928 United States
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$15

The talk will discuss whether Costa Rica will become the world´s first fossil free country and why this is relevant even if the country is small. We will discuss the…

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Haunted by Chaos: China’s Grand Strategy from Mao Zedong to Xi Jinping- Sulmaan Khan

November 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head, 29928 United States
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$15

Before the CCP came to power, China lay broken. Today it is a force on the global stage, but its leaders remain haunted by the past. Sulmaan Khan will tell…

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December 2019

The Chaos in Venezuela- Michael Shifter

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head, 29928 United States
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$15

Mr. Shifter, President of The Dialogue, will speak about the gravity of the situation in Venezuela and what needs to happen to overcome the catastrophe. Is it only possible with…

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January 2020

Admiral Cecil Haney :China’s Doctrines on Space, Cyber-warfare and Its Nuclear Weapons Program

January 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head, 29928 United States
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Admiral Cecil Haney, Ret. China continues to advance in so many areas including its Belt and Road initiative.  That effort is supported by a growing military capability that is not…

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Sean McFate- The New Rules of War

January 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head, 29928 United States
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War is timeless. Some things change—weapons, tactics, technology, leadership, objectives—but our desire to go into battle does not. We are living in the age of Durable Disorder—a period of unrest created by numerous factors: China’s rise, Russia’s resurgence, America’s retreat, global terrorism, international criminal empires, climate change, dwindling natural resources, and bloody civil wars. Sean McFate has been on the front lines of deep state conflicts and has studied and taught the history and practice of war. He’s seen firsthand the horrors of battle and understands the depth and complexity of the current global military situation.
This devastating turmoil has given rise to difficult questions. What is the future of war? How can we survive? If Americans are drawn into major armed conflict, can we win? McFate calls upon the legends of military study Carl von Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, and others, as well as his own experience, and carefully constructs the new rules for the future of military engagement, the ways we can fight and win in an age of entropy: one where corporations, mercenaries, and rogue states have more power and ‘nation states’ have less. With examples from the Roman conquest, World War II, Vietnam, Afghanistan and others, he tackles the differences between conventional and future war, the danger in believing that technology will save us, the genuine leverage of psychological and ‘shadow’ warfare, and much more. McFate’s new rules distill the essence of war today, describing what it is in the real world, not what we believe or wish it to be.

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February 2020

The Changing Landscape of Space- Dr. Bhavya Lal

February 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head, 29928 United States
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$15

Dr. Bhavya Lal Fifty years ago, the United States and the Soviet Union conducted the only significant national space programs, and only a small number of commercial entities were involved…

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Black Flags and Red Lines: Forever wars in a time of fraying alliances- Joby Warrick

February 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway
Hilton Head, 29928 United States
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Joby Warrick, national security reporter for the Washington Post Abstract:  The collapse of the Islamic State’s caliphate in 2018 was not the end of a terrorist group, but rather another…

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