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  • Heartland Security : U.S. Middle Class & Global Ties

    Harry Krejsa, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) will address the central concern in the heartland security of the US: How global engagement that once fueled the American middle class can do it again. Mr. Krejsa, who has been studying American reliance on global relations, wil...

    October 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
  • The Looming World Food Crisis: Opportunities in the Food Ecosystem of the Developing World

    By the middle of the 21st century, the world population will increase 30% to more than 9 billion. Food production will need to increase 70% to meet increased demands. The numbers do not add-up how we are going to realistically meet the increased demand for food. Forecast increases in crop productivi...

    September 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
  • The Big Picture & Us : Global Trends, Geopolitics, Technology and Urban Ecology

    How is the United States measuring up in the fast-changing global scenario? How are global trends that are sweeping the world at large impacting on us? What are these specific trends in technology, geopolitics and urban ecology changing us as we speak? Are we ready for the implications of these glob...

    August 22 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
  • America Alone? Allies, Alliances and Ambiguity

    The United States faces an increasingly competitive global environment– stiff economic competition, and growing strategic and military competition. There is also competition for influence and friends in the global community at a time of proliferating threats. We miss important opportunities, a...

    July 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
  • Brutalities of War: Quest for Justice & Healing

    Seema Mathur Hopkins is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, journalist and documentarian. Her most recent television documentary, Camp 72, has been received with high praise around the world. This film documents the intense quest for justice and healing after Liberia’s Civil War through th...

    June 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
  • Bilateral Trade Between Mexico, Texas and Corpus Christi Region

    The WACST members and guests will have a rare and extraordinary opportunity to hear the Hon. Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendivil address the key issues in the bilateral trade between Mexico, Corpus Christi and the State of Texas. The discussion will also include the status of NAFTA, the North American ...

    May 16 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
  • The U.S. and China Relations: What Now?

    The recent history of the U.S.-China relations shows shifts and turns posing immense challenges in trade and diplomacy and the role of investment cooperation. As the specialist in U.S.-China relations, Firestein brings to us his insights into the challenging that lie ahead for both countries. Firest...

    April 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
  • U.S.- Asia Relations: Rising to Challenges Ahead

    Role of the U.S. in Asia is entering a crucial period as geopolitical, economic and cultural changes sweep the continent. The role of citizen diplomacy and cross-cultural understanding must play a significant role as these changes confront Asian countries and the U.S. Dr. Jennifer Epley, an award-wi...

    March 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
  • Romania’s Re-emerging Role as Strategic Partner in the U.S. & European Affairs

    Dr. Peter Gross, a specialist in post-Communist Europe and media studies, is a prolific writer whose books include Entangled Revolutions: Media and Democratization inEastern Europe and Media Transformations in the Post-Communist World: Eastern Europe’s Tortured Path to Change among several oth...

    February 21 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
  • Iran at Crossroads : Implications for the U.S. and the World

    Dr. Dorraj is a highly sought after speaker and Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University for his expertise in the Middle East focusing on his native Iran and on populism, dissent, and the changing political economy of the Third World. His books include From Zarathustra to Khomein...

    January 31 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
  • Lessons from the Holocaust & the Korean War : A Survivor’s Story

    Dr. William Samelson, a professor and author, will share his memories and analysis of the Holocaust and of the Korean War – an appropriate and contemplative theme for this blessed holiday season. He is a veteran of the Korean War with the USA Third Army and has been a prolific speaker around t...

    December 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
  • Conversation with a U.S. Ambassador: Is Spain unraveling? What insights on the Jerusalem dilemma? Will the Kurds get their country?

    The U.S. Senate confirmed Luis G. Moreno, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, as Ambassador to Jamaica on November 20, 2014. Most recently, Ambassador Moreno served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Madrid, Spain. From 2010 to 2011, he served as the Political-Military Minister Counselor a...

    November 8, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center