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Lecture Series and World Affairs – 2017

May 17, 2017 10:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The 71st season of the lecture series wrapped up after one of its most intriguing and interesting slate of speakers to assembled at Hamilton Hall. The committee is looking forward to next year, which will very likely have a panel of speakers, equally as interesting and compelling as the 2017 season.

Listed below is a brief bio of the speakers and the questions that guided their lectures:

Speakers Line-up

Lecture SeriesStephen Walt,  Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Relations at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government

The Election Is (Finally) Over: What Should the President Do Now?



Stephen Kinzer, Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs at the Watson Institute at Brown Lecture SeriesUniversity

Topic: Intervening in Foreign Wars:

The Greatest Question That Has Ever Been Presented to the American People



Taiyi Sun, Lecturer and Presidential Fellow, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston UniversityLecture Series

Topic: The rise of China and Its Implications for the U.S.




Richard Eichenberg, Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University Topic:

Lecture Series

Topic: The European Union’s Internal and External Challenges





Andrew J. Bacevich, Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History, Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

Topic: The Conditions Leading to the Trump Presidency

Gerard Bertrand, Global Vice-President, BirdLife International: President Emeritus, Hamilton Hall Massachusetts Audubon Society

Topic: The Great Migration: Wildlife and Climate Change




Geoffrey Kemp, Director, Regional Security Programs, Center for the National Interest, Lecture SeriesWashington, D.C.

Topic: Topsy-Turvy: Growing Crisis in the Middle East





Paul Webster Hare, a British diplomat for 30 years and the British ambassador to Cuba from 2001-2004,Lecture Series professor of international relations at Boston University

Topic: How Much Is Cuba Changing?

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