JWAC's 2014-2015 Season:
Events are added all year, so check back often.
Place and time details are determined as events approach, and events are added to the schedule throughout the season. Check back often for new information, and be sure to join our e-mail notifications list to receive regular updates. You can also find us on Facebook.
JWAC board meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 at the Downtown Library. You are welcome to attend!
'Faith-based Diplomacy: Bridging the Religious Divide' with Douglas Johnston
Wednesday | Jan 21st | ! 4:45 !| KTOO Studios
Douglas M. Johnston is president and founder of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy. A distinguished graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Dr. Johnston holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University and has served in senior positions in both the public and private sectors. Among his government assignments, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Director of Policy Planning and Management in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and planning officer with the President’s Office of Emergency Preparedness. He was the founding director of Harvard's Executive Program in National and International Security. Dr. Johnston is a Captain in the Naval Reserve and, at the age of 27, was the youngest officer in the navy to qualify for command of a nuclear submarine.
Dr. Johnston's hands-on experience in the political/military arena coupled with his work in preventive diplomacy, has guided the work of ICRD since its inception. In 2007, he received the Founding Spirit Award from The Washington Times at its 25th anniversary celebration and in 2008 was identified in a leading Christian journal as "The Father of Faith-based Diplomacy."
WorldQuest is JWAC's largest fundraiser, featuring an international buffet, no-host bar, silent auctions, and our delightfully amusing trivia contest. Mark your calendars!
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'The Curse of the Blue Nun and the Miracle of Two Buck Chuck' with Mike Veseth
Wednesday | Feb 11th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Wine Economist Mike Veseth will talk about the wine wars that have redrawn the world wine map and changed what’s in your wine glass, too. Wall Street Journal wine columnist Lettie Teague writes that “Of all the wine blogs in the wide, wide blogosphere, one that I look forward to reading the most is Mike Veseth’s Wine Economist. There’s nothing else quite like it—a blend of economic insight … and often irreverent winespeak.” Mike Veseth is editor of The Wine Economist blog and author of more than a dozen books including best-selling Wine Wars (2011) and Extreme Wine (2013). His next book is due in August 2015. It’s called Money, Taste & Wine: It’s Complicated!
'Comedy, Economics & Carbon Tax!' with Yoram Bauman
Wednesday, Apil 1st |5:00 | KTOO Studios
Yoram Bauman Ph.D, "the world’s first and only stand-up economist," performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from Robin Williams to Paul Krugman. He has appeared in TIME Magazine and on PBS and NPR, and is the co-author of the Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change and the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics. Dr. bauman is the founder of Non-Profit Comedy, a series of benefit shows that has raised nearly $100,000 for local non-profits in his Seattle home. His goals in life are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy; to reform economics education; and to implement carbon pricing.
'Managing Global Insecurity' with Stephen Stedman
Wednesday | April 8th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Stephen Stedman is a senior fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and FSI, part of Stanford’s Institute for International Studies. His most recent book, written with Bruce Jones and Carlos Pascual, is Power and Responsibility: Creating International Order in an Era of Transnational Threats (2009).
From 2011-12, Professor Stedman served as the Director for the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy, and Security, a body of eminent persons tasked with developing recommendations on promoting and protecting the integrity of elections and international electoral assistance. The Commission is a joint project of the Kofi Annan Foundation and International IDEA, an intergovernmental organization that works on international democracy and electoral assistance.
'Cyberwar and Warfare' with Lawrence Husick
Wednesday | April 29 | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Lawrence Husick is Co-Chairman of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Center for the Study of Terrorism where he concentrates on the study of terrorist tactics and counterterrorism strategies, with a particular focus on technology leverage as a defining characteristic of the modern terrorist. He is also co-director of the FPRI Wachman Center's Program on Teaching Innovation and a faculty member at the Whiting Graduate School of Engineering, and the Zanvyl-Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Biotechnology Program of the Johns Hopkins University.
All of our speaker events are free and open to the public, so come on over, we'd love to see you.
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