World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

Global Speakers Program

For many years the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head has sponsored a Friday Speakers Series as the primary benefit for our members.  We host 14 speakers from across the United States from October through May. From its inception, the series has been under the direction of the WACHH program committee.

In 2018-2019, the organization was able to increase funding to to cover the additional expenses of recruiting international speakers. This provides a unique opportunity for us to offer global perspectives beyond our usual national point of view.

Aiming high from the beginning, the committee began our Global Speakers Program with a Russian perspective on Russian/US relations with a special emphasis on Trump/Putin association. In 2018-2019 we expanded the program to two speakers. We will continue to have two international speakers annually, one in the fall and one in the spring.

November 2, 2018: Ambassador Pierre Vimont
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe
April 5, 2019: Ambassador Jerzy Pomianowski
Executive Director of European Endowment for Democracy
November 1, 2019: Monica Araya
Founder, Costa Rica Limpia

November 6, 2020: Maud Olofsson, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden
  November 11, 2020: Richard MacGregor
Senior Fellow for East Asia at the Lowy Institute, Sydney, Australia

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