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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
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 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

SDSU Speaker Series: Leading thinkers about important issues of our time

September 11 @ 12:00 am - November 8 @ 12:00 am
South Dakota State University Brookings, 57006 United States + Google Map

Japan's Foreign Policy Options in the Trump Era Monday, September 11, 2017 7:00 PM | Crothers Engineering Hall Professor Toshihiro Nakayama, Ph.D., Keio University The Wit of the Wosters Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:30 PM | Hilton M. Briggs Library The Wosters – Jim, Kevin, Terry and Mary Alice Haug The Erosion of Civilization Monday, September 18, 2017 7:00 PM | University Student Union Dr. David R. Montgomery, University of Washington The SpaceShip Two Accident: An Inside Look at the…

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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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October 2017

Communicating About Diseases in the Age of Epidemics

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
South Dakota Art Museum, Medary Avenue & Harvey Dunn Street
Brookings, SD 57007 United States
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Presented by, Dr. Seema Yasmin Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Speaker Biography Seema Yasmin, M.D. is an Emmy award-winner and a JSK Knight Fellow in Journalism at Stanford University where she researches the way news spreads during epidemics. She previously worked as a disease detective in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC, a hospital doctor in London, and a reporter at the Dallas Morning News. Sponsored by SDSU Department of Journalism & Mass Communication SDSU Department of Communication Studies South…

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The Future of Korea

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Panelists:  Representatives of the Korean Economic Institute, Washington DC Three expert panelists will assess the future of Korea in light of global trade issues, North Korean nuclear threat and Pacific maneuvering by China.  Our expert panelists include: Jang Hohyun (Minister for Economic Affairs, Embassy of the republic of Korea), Zachary Alexander Rosner (Republic of Korea Desk Officer, U. S. Department of State), and Jenna Gibson (Director of Communications, Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI)). __________________________________________ Jang Hohyun Minster for Economic…

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China Town Hall

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Daktronics Building 6, 201 Daktronics Dr.
Brookings, SD 57006 United States
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Web cast – Susan Rice, 6 p.m. On-site speaker – Eric Fish, 7 p.m. Program begins with webcast with Steve Orlins, President of the National Committee on US-China Relations interviewing former UN Ambassador Susan Rice.  Following the National programming, we will have a short break with refreshments.  Our local speaker, Eric Fish author of “China’s Millennials: The Want Generation,” will speak about the Chinese millennial generation.    Speaker Biography Eric Fish is a journalist and author of the book China’s…

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