World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Evening Speaker Series 2018

The 2018 WACHH Winter-Spring Evening Speaker Series features four respected experts who will focus on Evolving Threats to US Security. The series is open to the public and WACHH members. It is held January through April 2018 at the Country Club of Hilton Head. 

The 4-part series subscription fee of $80.00 includes hors d’oeuvres, coffee, soft drinks, and a cash bar. Single event subscriptions are available for $25 per person per event. Welcoming reception begins at 5:15 p.m. with presentation and discussion from 6:00-7:15.

  • The cost of a subscription to all four events is $80 (subscriptions closed at this time).
  • You may attend a single session for $25.

Registration for 2018 is closed at this time.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018: The Department of Energy's Role in National Security
Hazel Reid O’Leary, Former Secretary of Energy and President of Fisk University

The Department of Energy (DOE) has multiple responsibilities including maintenance of our nuclear weapon stockpile, sponsoring leading-edge research, and monitoring worldwide energy supply programs. Our speaker will provide a summary and outlook in the face of recent national and international developments related to  nuclear weapons, technology, and energy. (Registration closed)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018: Cyber Crime and the Impact on our National Security
Don Paul Colcolough, Former Director of Investigations & Cybersecurity for AOL & Founder, Tactical Technology, LLC

Our speaker will define cybercrime and the potential it has to impact our day to day lives and national security. The scope of these threats is broad, and he will address both the scope and dimensions of various types of cybercrime. He will highlight the US agencies identifying these crimes and threats and what they are doing to protect our security. (Registration closed)

Monday, March 5, 2018: Immigration, American Citizenship and their Relationship to National Security
Katherine Canavan, US Diplomat and Career Foreign Service Officer
Our speaker will discuss the history of immigration and the progress of that history to current immigration and citizenship status, perception and events. She will cover immigration laws and changes, their effect on the US and the world's perceptions of the US as it relates to these issues. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018: Populism, Trade Protectionism, and Economic Threats
Ben Kinnas, Retired Chief Executive Officer of Wells Fargo China

From Smoot-Hawley in 1930, the Voluntary Export Restraints for vehicles in 1981, Super 301 in 1989, the steel tariffs of 2002, to today’s retreat from multi-national free trade agreements, economic populism in the name of protecting workers has been a common theme in America and elsewhere.  Our speaker will explore economic populism and trade protectionism and their impacts on national economic activity. 

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