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World Affairs Council Hilton Head

Summer Speaker Series

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. Summer Speaker Series presentations focus on a wide variety of topics and are given by Council members,  local and regional experts. 

This year, the Summer Speaker Series will be available to the public free of charge.  Each presentation will consist of a 40 minute talk followed by a 20 minute Q & A period. Advance registration is requested to receive reminders and additional information in advance of each talk.

Major General Craig Whelden: Implications of China’s Rising Power
Tuesday, July 19, 10:00 am
Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 

With more than a dozen years in the Pacific as a senior military leader, Major General Craig Whelden had a front-row seat to China’s behavior. This presentation explores what is happening: geopolitically, militarily, and economically as China expands its sphere of influence. 

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Carlton Dallas: The Petroleum Industry
Tuesday, August 9, 10:00 am
Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, SC

The global petroleum industry is central to so many facets of life and essential to the global economy, yet it is also a strategic necessity. Carlton Dallas will review the impact of taxes, price comparisons with other countries, the history of discovery, relay how crude is tethered to politics, and how four developments have improved US energy independence.

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James Borton: Dispatches from the South China Sea                                        PROGRAM CANCELED
Tuesday, September 13, 10:00 am
Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island, SC

James Borton discusses how the sea’s sustainability is being threatened by the negative impact of continuous coastal development, climate change, ocean acidification, plastic pollutions, reclamations, destruction of corals and overfishing, as well as population and political pressures from all neighboring states.  

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