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April 2015

Everyday Africa Pulitzer Lecture

April 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SDSU Rotunda D Brookings, SD 57007 United States + Google Map

Through images shot on mobile phones, a project called Everyday Africa to capture the mundane on that continent has spread across the globe.

Conceived by Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill, and featuring numerous contributing photographers, the project is a response to the common media portrayal of the African continent as a place consumed by war, poverty, and disease.

Merrill, a writer and editor based in New York, will be at South Dakota State University in a public lecture at 7 p.m. in Bailey Rotunda D on Thursday, April 16.

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January 2016

SDWAC GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM_KEYNOTE

January 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Volstorff Ballroom, South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007 United States
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Health care for a growing world population ranks as one of the most complex issues facing governments and citizens in developed and developing nations in 2016. The South Dakota World Affairs Council has chosen global health as its annual symposium theme. The symposium will be Jan. 28-29 at the University Student Union’s Volstorff Ballroom on the South Dakota State campus. SDWAC aims to bring local residents a perspective of the opportunities and challenges affecting people in all corners of the…

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SDWAC GLOBAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM_SESSIONS

January 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Volstorff Ballroom, South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007 United States
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Click here for parking information! The symposium continues Jan. 29 in the same location with the following schedule: 8:30 a.m.   Coffee, Meet the Speakers 9 a.m.        Using the Health Care Sector as a Model for Nation Building. Presented by: Kenneth Walker, M.D., Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta; and Archil Undilashvili, M.D., Partners for International Development, Atlanta.   10 a.m.      The Global lnterface between Animal and Human Health. Presented by: Christopher Chase, SDSU Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences; Joy Scaria,…

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March 2016

Putting A Human Face On Syria

March 31, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
South Dakota Art Museum Auditorium, 1036 Medary Ave
Brookings, SD 57006 United States
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Putting a Human Face on Syria Syria’s civil war has forced nearly half of the nation’s prewar population of 22 million people to be displaced and caused the death of nearly 500,000 others. Syrian native Jihad Qaddour, an associate professor at Illinois State’s College of Applied Science and Technology, will attempt to answer how one lives in a country divided by civil war or what happens to the people who have become refuges as a result of the fighting. His…

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September 2016

The New Arab Wars:  Anarchy and Uprisings in the Middle East

September 22, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Crothers Engineering 204 Brookings, SD 57006 United States + Google Map
Free

 Speaker:  Dr. Marc Lynch, George Washington University professor of political science and international affairs September 22, 2016 – 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm  Crothers Engineering 204 Free and open to the public Sponsored by South Dakota World Affairs Council and South Dakota Humanities Council Additional information  South Dakota Humanities Council – 605/688-6113 or www.sdhumanities.org

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October 2016

China Town Hall

October 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Daktronics, 201 Daktronics Dr.
Brookings, SD 57006 United States
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Black Rivers, Green Ambitions: the politics of environmental protection in China Over the last four decades, no county has moved up the economic ladder as quickly as China.  China’s nine percent annual growth, faster than any country in history, has lifted hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens out of poverty.  However, it has also placed a tremendous strain on the natural environment. Sixteen of the twenty most polluted cities in the world are in China and it is estimated that…

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In Canada, people like you and me can sponsor Syrian refugees. Here’s what happens.

October 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SDSU Rotunda D Brookings, SD 57007 United States + Google Map

Pulitzer Center journalist Robin Shulman delves into Syrian refugee resettlement. Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Visiting Journalist Robin Shulman   South Dakota World Affairs Council Members are welcome to visit these classes where Robin Shulman will be the guest lecturer   Monday, Oct. 24 9 a.m.           MCOM 210: Newswriting & Reporting       Helland                       Yeager Hall 212                       Topic: Reporting news around the U.S. and the world   11 a.m.         MCOM 316: Magazine Writing    Helland                       Yeager Hall 210                       Topic:…

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April 2017

Naomi Oreskes: The American Denial of Climate Change

April 4 @ 7:00 pm
Volstorff Ballroom, South Dakota State University
Brookings, SD 57007 United States
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Naomi Oreskes is professor of the history of science and affiliated professor of earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the earth and environmental sciences, with a particular interest in understanding scientific consensus and dissent. She authored Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science, and co-authored Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscurred the Truth on Issues from Tobacco to Global Warming, which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times…

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June 2017

SD World Affairs Council – Annual Membership Meeting

June 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bio-Stress Building, North Stadium Road, SDSU Campus, 1390 College Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006 United States
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5:30 pm, Thursday, June 22, 2017   Bio-Stress Building, North Stadium Road, SDSU Campus  5:30-6:30 pm: Food and beverage reception for SDWAC Members  6:30-7:00 pm: Annual Membership Business Meeting    * Welcome and call to order: Chairperson Bob Burns    * Minutes of May 12, 2016 SDWAC annual meeting: Secretary Amanda Quam    * Financial Report: Treasurer Toby Uecker    * Old Business: Review of SDWAC 2016-2017 Annual Report (copies distributed)    * New Business:         + Election of SDWAC Board…

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September 2017

Japan’s Foreign Policy Options in the Trump Era

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Crothers Engineering 204 Brookings, SD 57006 United States + Google Map

Presented by Professor Toshihiro Nakayama, Ph.D. Professor Toshihiro Nakayama, Ph.D., is a professor of American politics and foreign policy at the faculty of policy management at Keio University and is an adjunct fellow at the Japan Institute of International Affairs. Professor Nakayama, who was a high school exchange student in Watertown, will provide a broad assessment of past U.S.-Japan relations and the current state and future direction of that relationship.

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