92nd Annual Meeting & Dinner to Feature Harry Krejsa of “Heartland Security” on September 17

Harry Kresja is a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security

The World Affairs Council’s 92nd Annual Meeting and Dinner will take place on Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Springfield Sheraton at Monarch Place. Harry Krejsa of the Center for a New American Security will be the featured in conversation with Politico Magazine’s Bill Scher on Heartland Security: How Global Engagement Once Fueled the American Middle Class – and Can Again.

Bill Scher, Contributing Editor to Politico Magazine and a Contributor to Real Clear Politics

The evening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a cash bar reception. Dinner and the program will start at 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $50 per person with a choice of chicken, vegetarian or fish entree.  You can register online with a credit card here.

This event is generously sponsored by Bacon\Wilson Attorneys at Law.

Harry Krejsa a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, working in the Asia-Pacific Security Program. He is the author of “Heartland Security: Global Engagement Once Fueled the American Middle Class – and Can Again“, a report that argues foreign policy pays off for the middle class when domestic policy makes it pay off — and national security professionals took their eye off the ball.

Kresja’s research areas included Chinese economic and geopolitical strategy, Asian security integration, cybersecurity, and the intersection of foreign and domestic policy in the United States.

Prior to joining CNAS, Mr. Krejsa worked as a professional staff member for the Congressional Joint Economic Committee. He also served as a Researcher with the Center for the Study of Chinese Military Affairs at National Defense University, where he published a report on Chinese investment in the United States and its security implications. Mr. Krejsa has led a field analysis on political transition in Myanmar, piloted anti-terror training programs in South Asia, and served as a Fulbright Fellow in Taiwan.

Mr. Krejsa’s policy writings have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Politico, The Hill, War on the Rocks, The National Interest, and a number of regional American newspapers. His analysis has been featured in outlets like CBS News, Bloomberg, and Vice News, and he has given televised Chinese-language commentary to Voice of America.

Bill Scher is a Contributing Editor to Politico Magazine and a Contributor to Real Clear Politics. He is the host of the New Books in Politics podcast for the New Books Network, and co-host of “The DMZ,” a Bloggingheads.tv online show and podcast, with conservative writer Matt Lewis. In 2006, he authored the book Wait, Don’t Move To Canada: A Stay-and-Fight Strategy To Win Back America, which later became an answer on “Jeopardy!”  He addressed the World Affairs Council’s 2016 Annual Meeting on the role of foreign policy in the presidential election.

About Cynthia Melcher

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