Events

Naomi Oreskes: The American Denial of Climate Change

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…

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THE NEW ARAB WARS: ANARCHY AND UPRISINGS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

September 22, 2016,    Marc Lynch, Ph.D., Middle East  expert and faculty member at George Washington University, vividly described the dynamic  political scene that has emerged since Arab Spring protests  began in Tunisia in 2010.  As the author of a new book, “The New Arab Wars:  Anarchy and Uprisings in the Middle East,” his talk was…

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SDWAC Global Health Symposium Summary

Harding Distinguished Lecture by Dr. Katherine E. Bliss. Her address was entitled, “Governing Global Health in an Interconnected World”.  Bliss summarized the origins and history of global health organizations including the League of Nations, Red Cross, Rockefeller Foundation, Save The Children, Bilateral Aid Agencies, WHO, UNICEF, World Bank as well as private sector groups, NGOs,…

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Symposium Parking

Parking for Thursday night lecture – best choice is the Wagner Hall free parking lot west of the University Student Union.  The lot East of the Student Union is also free but the barriers will be down.  You need to insert a credit card to enter and exit.  There will be competition for space with…

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Ukrainian Delegates Visit Brookings

OPEN WORLD.  Six young leaders from Ukraine were hosted by SDWAC October 2-10, 2015 for a professional program “NGO’s: Civil Society Development.”  The visitors enjoyed home stays with Brookings families and participated in community cultural activities.  

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China Town Hall

CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections , Monday, October 5 at Daktronics, Dakota Room, 201 Daktronics Drive, Brookings. Webcast – 6:00 PM with panel on Chinese investment in the U.S. At 7:00 PM, on-site speaker, Damien Ma, on future of Chinese economics and politics. Free. Open to public. Sponsored by National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.

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Annual Member Meeting Thursday, May 21

The annual SDWAC member meeting takes place at 5:30 PM Thursday, May 21, at the Research Park at SDSU. The meeting takes place in the Administration Building lobby, east off north 22nd Ave., in Brookings.

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Everyday Africa as seen through social media

Everyday Africa, which was conceived by Austin Merrill and Peter DiCampo, is a response to the common media portrayal of the African continent as a place consumed by war, poverty and disease. In addition to the founders, numerous photographers contribute pictures taken by cellphones.

Merrill will speak at 7 PM Thursday, April 16 in SDSU Bailey Rotunda D.

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The Past, Present & Future of Korea

Join friends & neighbors Monday, April 13 at the South Dakota Art Museum in Brookings or Tuesday, April 14 at Northern State University Student Center in Aberdeen.

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