Venezuela Collapses

Event Date: March 6 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. UIS Student Center, University of Illinois at Springfield All programs are free and open to the public Professor Michael Coppedge from Notre Dame University will present “Venezuela Collapses.”  Venezuela used to be the richest country in South America and a showcase of […]

The US Healthcare System(s): Time for International Comparative Policy Analysis

Event Date: Thursday, February 1 UIS Student Center, University of Illinois at Springfield Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. All programs are free and open to the public Dr. Jerry Kruse has been appointed Dean and Provost of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, effective January 1, 2016. He has served […]

Trump and the World Economy

Monday, December 4, 2017 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Hoogland Center for the Arts, Club Room 420 South Sixth Street, Springfield, Illinois The program is open to the public and is free.  Dr. Steven Livingston, Professor of Political Science Donald Trump appears to be inaugurating the biggest change in America’s foreign trade […]

Mexican Democracy in the Age of Uncertainty

World Affairs Council of Central Illinois Presentation/Dinner Speaker: Duncan Wood Program: Thursday, November 9, 2017 7:30 pm, Conference Room C\D, Public Affairs Center, University of Illinois at Springfield Program is free and open to the public. Reception 5:30/Dinner 6:15 pm in Conference Room C\D Duncan Wood, Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute since January […]

The Problem With North Korea

World Affairs Council of Central Illinois Presentation/Lunch Speaker: Dr. Roy Wehrle Due to a medical emergency, Dr. Victor Cha will not be able to present on October 24. However, Dr. Roy Wehrle has graciously agreed to present on North Korea and Niger.  This presentation by Dr. Wehrle will take place at the Trutter Center on the […]

Cuba and the United States: Neither Friend or Foe

World Affairs Council of Central Illinois Presentation/Dinner Speaker: Frank Argote-Freyre Program: Tuesday, September 12, 7:30 pm, Conference Room C\D, University of Illinois at Springfield Program is free and open to the public. Reception 5:30/Dinner 6:15 pm in Conference Room C\D Frank’s recommended reading and viewing for this event. Websites for the Audience — 0912 2017 […]

““Fixing failed states: the folly of foreign aid, the catastrophe of counterinsurgency, and the embers of entrepreneurship”

World Affairs Council of Central Illinois Presentation/Dinner Speaker: Jesse Sullivan Tuesday, May 2, 7:30 pm, Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois Springfield Program is free and open to the public. Reception 5:30/Dinner 6:15 pm in PAC Restaurant, Program 7:30 pm in Brookens Auditorium Mr. Sullivan has been the recipient of many awards and is widely recognized. […]

Immigrants and Refugees: A Dilemma for U.S. Leaders and Society.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 It seems that not a day goes by without reading or hearing about the topic of immigration, the refugee crisis and building the wall on the U.S.-Mexican border. We are pleased to have Pamela Constable, the Washington Post Bureau Chief for Afghanistan and Pakistan, as our speaker on April 4th. She […]

“NATO and the Relationship between Poland and the Illinois National Guard”

NATO has been in the news a lot lately. It is perhaps timely to hear from Major General Richard J. Hayes Jr. Major General Hayes is 39th Adjunct General of State of Illinois, principal advisor on military matters to Governor Rauner, and serves as Director of the Illinois Department of Military Affairs in the governor’s […]