Upcoming Events

Great Decisions 2018 Seminar Series

This popular series of seminars on world affairs attracts participants nationwide. The fee includes a lively booklet with readings, maps and photos, produced by the Foreign Policy Association. The program begins in mid-January and runs for 8 consecutive weeks at the most popular time (Tuesdays, 2 pm, from our survey) to assist more people to participate. Local experts donate their services to lead the seminars. Location is 106 Bartlett Hall, behind our usual Whitley building at 231 Montgomery St.

    Great Decisions 2018 sessions, with dates: issue numbers, "topics" and speakers
  • January 16, 2018, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM: Issue 1, "The Waning of Pax Americana," Grant Hammond, PhD, CSAT
  • January 23, 2018, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM: Issue 2, "Russia's Foreign Policy," Mark Conversino, PhD, SAASS
  • January 30, 2018, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM: Issue 3, "China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation," Buck Grinter, AWC Retd.
  • February 6, 2018, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM: Issue 7, "South Africa's Fragile Democracy," Steve Burgess, PhD, AWC
  • February 13, 2018, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM: Issue 5, "Turkey: A Partner in Crisis," Dave Sorenson, PhD, AWC
  • February 20, 2018, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM: Issue 8, "Global Health: Progress and Challenges," Col. Paul Nelson, MD, AWC
  • February 27, 2018, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM: Issue 4, "Media and Foreign Policy," Jeremy Lewis, PhD, Huntingdon
  • March 6, 2018, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM: Issue 6, "US Global Engagement and the Military," Grant Hammond, PhD, CSAT

Location: 106 Bartlett Hall (behind 231 Montgomery St), Troy University Montgomery, Montgomery, AL

General Michael Hayden, USAF (ret), "Global Security"

The only man to have been head of both the CIA and the NSA, Gen Hayden returns to Montgomery and Maxwell. A frequent commentator on television news and the author of the acclaimed book Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror, he will discuss global security.

10 Apr. 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL

Air War College Professors, Regional Reports

The last program each year is a report from professors at the Air War College on visits to different areas of the world as part of the Regional and Cultural Studies portion of the curriculum. Three professors will report on their findings from their travel in March and entertain your questions.

8 May 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL

Past Events

13 Feb 2018 Professor Gabriel Aquilera, "Venezuela"
16 Nov 2017 Professor Jorge Dominquez, "Cuba: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"
17 Oct 2017 Professor Loch Johnson, "American Foreign Policy in a World Both Uncertain and Dangerous"
12 Sep 2017 Dr. Mark Conversino for Amb. Jack Matlock, "Russia, Then and Now"
09 May 2017 Panel of Air War College Instructors, "Report to Alabama on Regional Tours"
11 Apr 2017 Ambassador Marc Grossman, "Turkey, Europe and the US"
14 Mar 2017 John Pomfret, journalist, on China
17 Jan 2017 Great Decisions 2017 Seminar Series
10 Jan 2017 US and Korean Officials, "A Celebration of Korea"
15 Nov 2016 Dr. David Sorenson, Air War College, "Requiem for Syria"
18 Oct 2016 Jennifer M. Harris, Council on Foreign Relations, "Geoeconomics and Statecraft"
06 Oct 2016 (copy) International Security Seminar Series
29 Sep 2016 International Security Seminar Series
20 Sep 2016 Ambassador Joseph Wilson, "Africa and the US: Past and Present"
10 May 2016 Air War College Faculty Regional Studies Report.
08 Mar 2016 Philip Brenner: Behind the Scenes of the U.S.-Cuba Turnaround.
27 Jan 2016 Great Decisions Discussion Series
19 Jan 2016 By Special Demand January 19, 2016, "Korea-Win, Lose, or Draw?" with Gen Cleveland
13 Dec 2015 Joe Klein, on Sunday 13 December at 6:30 PM
11 Nov 2015 AWAC National Conference 2015
10 Nov 2015 Osama Siblani
20 Oct 2015 James Clad
22 Sep 2015 Dennis Lockhart sponsored by Johnson Sterling
27 Aug 2015 Peter Zeihan sponsored by Air University, the Alabama World Affairs Council and Auburn Montgomery
01 Jul 2015 Senior Air War College Instructors: Report to Alabama
29 Apr 2015 William Moomaw, "The Future of Energy Worldwide- Affecting the Economy, National Security, and the Environment"

Last Update: 02/27/2018