Michael Klare on “The Race for What’s Left” Plus Academic WorldQuest Recognition

Dr. Michael T. Klare

Dr. Michael T. Klare, Director of the Five College Peace and World Security Studies Program, will speak on The Race For What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources, on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at noon in the Community Room at 1350 Main Street—3rd Floor (Sovereign Bank), downtown Springfield.

We will also be recognizing area high school teams who participated in our Academic WorldQuest competition at Western New England University in January, including our champions from the Springfield Renaissance High School who represented the Council and the region at the 10th Annual Academic WorldQuest competition on April 21, hosted by the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, DC.

The cost for members is $5 without a lunch and $15 with a lunch provided.  Nonmembers cost is $10 without a lunch and $20 with a lunch provided.  To reserve a sandwich (tuna, turkey or vegetarian), please  register on line with a credit card here or call the World Affairs Council office at 413-733-0110.

RSVP deadline for this event is Tuesday, May 15, 2012.

Michael Klare is defense correspondent of The Nation magazine, and author of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet:  The New Geopolitics of Energy, Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America’s Growing Petroleum Dependency.  Klare serves on the boards of directors of Human Rights Watch, and the Arms Control Association. He is a regular contributor to many publications including Tom’s Dispatch, Mother Jones, and is a columnist for Foreign Policy In Focus.  He is a frequent and popular speaker at World Affairs Councils across the country.  Copies of Michael’s new book The Race for What’s Left will be available for purchase at the event.

The Instant Issues series is generously sponsored by United Bank, Robinson Donovan PC, Wells Fargo Advisors LLC, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, and A. L. Cignoli Company.  Our media sponsor is BusinessWest.

About Cynthia Melcher

Cynthia Melcher is Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts
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