Video and Audio

Video and Audio of Past Programs

If you haven’t been able to come to hear our Brown Bag luncheon speakers, you can catch them here and then join in the online discussion.

Instant Issues Lunchtime Discussion, Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Speaker:  Haroon K. Ullah, who is an international scholar, US diplomat, and field researcher specializing in South Asia and the Middle East.
Topic: Pakistan and Afghanistan
View on YouTube (1 hour)

 Haroon K. Ullah

Haroon K. Ullah, an international scholar, US diplomat, and field researcher specializing in South Asia and the Middle East.

Instant Issues Lunchtime Discussion, Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Speaker: Retired Professor Candida Johnson, Professor of Business Administration at Holyoke Community College
Topic: Ukraine, A Country Still in Transition
View on YouTube (1 hour)

Professor  Candida Johnson

Professor Candida Johnson

Special Instant Issues Lunchtime Discussion, Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Speakers: Mr. William Morris, Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation and Ambassador Mark G. Hambley
Topic: Syria and its Civil War – Unique Perspectives on this Raging Conflict
View on YouTube (58:23)

Mr. William Morris, Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation

Mr. William Morris, Secretary General of the Next Century Foundation

Ambassador Mark G. Hambley

Ambassador Mark G. Hambley

Instant Issues Luncheon Event: Monday, January 27, 2014.
Speaker: State Senator Gale D. Candaras
Topic: Human Trafficking in Massachusetts
View on YouTube.com or Vimeo (1 hour, 2 minutes)

Massachusetts State Senator Gale D. Candaras

Massachusetts State Senator Gale D. Candaras


Special Event
The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts is delighted to partner with the Springfield Public Forum to present Hugo Restall, Editorial Page Editor of The Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages in Asia, who will speak on Why Chinese Are Unhappy, May 29, 2013 at CityStage.

View on YouTube.com (1 hour, 13 minutes)

Hugo Restall, Editorial Page Editor of The Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages in Asia, speaking on Why Chinese Are Unhappy

Hugo Restall, Editorial Page Editor of The Wall Street Journal’s opinion pages in Asia, speaking on Why Chinese Are Unhappy

Special Dinner Event, November 12, 2012
A Conversation with Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker.
Topic: Lessons from a Long War: The US and the Strategic Challenges of the Broader Middle East.
Video: 
View on YouTube.com (1:34)
You can also listen to the audio here on the New England Public Radio Audio/Files site.

A Conversation with Former Ambassador Ryan Crocker

Instant Issues Luncheon Event: Monday, October 22, 2012.
Dr. U Ba Win, Vice President of Early College Policies and Programs at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, and Photographer, Jonathan Doster.
Topic: What’s Going on in Burma/Myanmar?
Video: View on YouTube.com (1:24)

Dr. U Ba Win, Vice President of Early College Policies and Programs at Bard College at Simon's Rock, and photographer Jonathan Doster.

Annual Meeting of the World Affairs Council
October 10, 2012, Sheraton Springfield
Presentation by Jonathan Lash, President of Hampshire College on Living Beyond our Means: Do Global Issues of Sustainability Require Institutions of Global Governance?

Jonathan Lash, President of Hampshire College

Audio Podcast: Jonathan Lash’s Presentation

Instant Issues After Hours, October 4, 2012
The Glass Room at Elegant Affairs
Presentation by Douglas H. Johnson on Oil, People and the Border Conflict between Sudan and South Sudan

Douglas H. Johnson is a scholar specializing in the history of North East Africa, Sudan and the Southern Sudan. He is a former member of the Abyei Boundaries Commission established by the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005, and the author of When Boundaries Become Borders (2010) and The Root Causes of Sudan’s Civil Wars: Peace or Truce? (2011).  Dr. Johnson is currently a visiting scholar at Haverford College.

Douglas H. Johnson on Sudan and South Sudan

Audio Podcast:  Douglas H. Johnson’s Presentation

Instant Issues 4-18-12: Ken Furst on the World Affairs Council Delegation Trip to Afghanistan

ken Furst

Audio Podcast: Ken Furst’s Presentation

Instant Issues: Conservationist John Cain Carter on 4-5-12

View his presentationThe Texas Chain Saw Stopper: One Man’s Mission to Save the Amazon.

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Annual Meeting of the World Affairs Council

October 4, 2011, Sheraton Springfield
Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann,
President of the American Academy of Diplomacy

Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann

Topic:  Afghanistan: Can We Succeed? At What Cost?” 

Audio podcast of his talk (a little over an hour in length)

Biography (pdf)

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Brown Bag Luncheon, April 13th, 2011

 

Dr. Javier Corrales Associate Professor of Political Science at Amherst College

Topic:
The U.S.-Brazil Rapprochement:
What Does it Mean, Why Now, Will It Last?

Listen to a podcast
or
View the video

 

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