Winter / Spring 2017 Events

Below is our tentative program schedule for the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council speaker programs.


  • September 1: Omer Taspinar, “The Turkish Predicament:  From Strategic Ally to Strategic Challenge?
  • Sep 21: Kongdon (Katy) Hassig, “The Art of  Dictatorship in North Korea

 October 2017

  • October 3:  Trita Parsi:  “Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy
  • October 10: Ann Lesch: “Destruction of the Liberal Democratic Alternative in Egypt

November 2017

  • November 7:  Slobodan Djinovic and Srdja Popovic, “Defending Democracy Through Social Movements

December 2017

January 2017

  • January 17:  David Firestein, Founding Executive Director of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs China Public Policy Center and Clinical Professor of Public Affairs:  “China – After the 19th Party Congress

February 2017

  • February 1:  Raul Rodriguez, Assoc. VP for International Affairs for the Tecnologico de Monterry), “Mexico:  NAFTA, the Wall and Distant Neighbors
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