Future Programs

Colombia after the Drug War

Event Date: December 12 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Club Room , Hoogland Center for the Arts Dinner:Club Room , Hoogland Center for the Arts All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation.   Dr. Stan Ruecker is the Anthony J. Petullo Professor in Design […]

“How World War I Changed the World”

Event Date: November 26 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Student Union Ballroom, University of Illinois at Springfield Dinner: Student Union Ballroom,University of Illinois at Springfield All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation. 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I – […]

“Great Britain’s Decision to Leave the European Union”

Event Date: October 16 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois at Springfield Dinner: Public Affairs Restaurant ,University of Illinois at Springfield All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation. Professor Chris McDonald will  present this program on Brexit.  In this presentation […]

Sino-American Relations: Competition or Conflict?

Event Date: September 17 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Student Union, University of Illinois at Springfield Dinner:Student Union ,University of Illinois at Springfield All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation. Professor Michael Swaine will  present on the relationship between the U.S. and China.  Michael […]

From Russia with Love: Combating Human Trafficking from the Post-Soviet Region to Central Illinois

Event Date: May 23 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Hoogland Center –  Club Room Dinner: Hoogland Center – Club Room All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation. Laura A. Dean is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Millikin University. From 2014-2016 she was […]

Climate Change as a Civil and Human Rights Issue

Event Date: April 16 Reception 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:15 p.m.; Program 7:30 p.m. Program: Brookens Auditorium, University of Illinois at Springfield Dinner: PAC Restaurant All programs are free and open to the public. Dinners require a reservation. As the Director of the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program, Jacqueline Patterson works with community leaders in […]

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 […]