World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Community Global forum

Part of the WACHH mission is to reach beyond the Council’s membership to the wider community to provide information on national issues affairs and its effect on the community. Community Global Forum presentations focus on a wide variety of topics and are given by Council members,  local and regional experts. 

This year, the Community Global Forum presentations will be available to the public free of charge.  Each event will be held in Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, next to the Bargain Box.  We will also live stream to our Vimeo Page. Each presentation will consist of a 40 minute talk followed by a 20 minute Q & A period. Please register in advance to receive reminders and additional information in advance of each talk.

September 10, 2021

Dr. Todd Wright -The Future of Nuclear Energy

Dr. Wright has experience in leading and managing safe nuclear operations for both U.S. Department of Energy and U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) programs thru holding numerous positions with increasing responsibility both in the U.S. and U.K. Also served at DOE’s Savanah River Site as Director at the Savannah River National Laboratory, successfully transitioning from a site-centered focused Laboratory to a national research program with a diverse portfolio of new customers. 

September 17, 2021

Dr. Larry Valero - Cyber Threats and the Evolution of Cyberwarfare: Russia and China as Case Studies

Dr. Larry Valero (Ph.D. Cambridge, M.A. King's College London, B.A. UCLA) is the Department Head and Associate Professor of Intelligence and Security Studies at The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina. He served as the President of the International Association for Intelligence Education from 2014-2019. Dr. Valero’s research and teaching interests focus upon U.S. intelligence and national security, strategy, and modern warfare. Dr. Valero has published articles in Cryptologic Quarterly, the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Intelligence and National Security, and Studies in Intelligence.

September 24, 2021

Blair Streitenberger  - Bitcoin 101

Blair Streitenberger is a solo-practice attorney on Hilton Head Island in the areas of family law, estate planning and probate.  His presentation will briefly cover the history of attempts at digital currencies leading to the invention of bitcoin, some of the philosophy behind the question of "What is money?",  what is bitcoin and how it works in a general sense, what are some of the other cryptocurrencies, and common misconceptions.  

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