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World Affairs Council 2014-2015

Speaker Series

A selective listing of publications relating to the Council's Speaker Series, available for check-out, through the Library's e-Research databases, or from Internet websites.
World Affairs Council 2014-15

The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization devoted to promoting understanding of the world and its people and to engaging citizens of Northeast Florida in becoming better informed participants in the global community. Ensuring that Jacksonville citizens have access to the best thinking on global issues, the World Affairs Council has two signature speaker series which examine critical current topics with guests who provide more “light than heat,” revealing the stories behind the headlines while delivering balanced perspectives and promoting thoughtful consideration and learning.



Michael A. McFaul | Stephen L. Atkins | Frank G. Wisner | Mark S. Gold |Ray Suarez | Ty M. Votaw | Mary L. Schapiro
Anthony C. Zinni | Daniel Franklin | Adam E. Cohen | James G. Workman | David L. Brown | Dr. Richard Leakey

Global Business Luncheons & Global Issues Evenings

Related Reading and Media Resources

For more information about these events, including biographies of the speakers, please visit the World Affairs Council Jacksonville Speaker Series web page.



Date Time Speaker Topic
September 16, 2014 7:00 p.m. Ambassador Michael A. McFaul "Confronting Putin's Russia: Long-Term Economic and Foreign Policy Implications"
Michael A. McFaul
Selected Online Articles
Selected Articles From Jacksonville Public Library Research Databases
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Online video of the Speaker


Date Time Speaker Topic
September 23, 2014 Noon Stephen L. Atkins "A World of Opportunities: The Laura Street Trio and Development in the Urban Core"
Stephen L. Atkins
Selected Online Articles About the Speaker


Date Time Speaker Topic
October 14, 2014 7:00 p.m. Ambassador Frank G. Wisner "Global Outlook: The U. S. Role in the World"


Ambassador Frank G. Wisner
Available on OverDrive as an Audiobook
From Jacksonville Public Library
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Selected Online Articles About the Speaker
Online Video of the Speaker




Date Time Speaker Topic
October 20, 2014 Noon Mark S. Gold, M.D. "The Economic Impact of Addiction"


Mark Gold
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library


Date Time Speaker Topic
November 18, 2014 7:00 p.m. Ray Suarez "Media, Politics and Washington"


Ray Suarez
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Online Interview of the Speaker


Date Time Speaker Topic
December 9, 2014 Noon Ty Votaw "The PGA Tour Goes Global"


Ty Votaw
Online Video of the Speaker
Selected Article About the Speaker From Jacksonville Public Library Research Databases




Date Time Speaker Topic
January 20, 2015 7:00 p.m. Mary L. Schapiro "Global Trading and Global Markets:
What's Down the Road"


Mary Schapiro
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Available on OverDrive as an eBook or Audiobook From Jacksonville Public Library
Online Biography of the Speaker
Selected Online Article About the Speaker
Online Interview of the Speaker


Date Time Speaker Topic
February 17, 2015 7:00 p.m. General Anthony Zinni "The Middle East Challenge"


General Anthony Zinni
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Selected Online Article About the Speaker


Date Time Speaker Topic
February 24, 2015 Noon Daniel Franklin "An Update From The Economist"


Online Interview of the Speaker
Online Video of the Speaker


Date Time Speaker Topic
March 10, 2015 Noon Adam E. Cohen, Ph.D. "Genes, Stem Cells and Neurons: New Insights Into How the Brain Works and What Happens When it Doesn't"


Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Speaker's Website
  • Cohen, Adam. Cohen Lab (Includes Links to his Publications). [http://cohenweb.rc.fas.harvard.edu/] 2007-2014.
Online Video of the Speaker




Date Time Speaker Topic
March 24, 2015 7:00 p.m. James G. Workman "Water Security"


Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Selected Books by the Speaker From Jacksonville Public Library


Date Time Speaker Topic
April 14, 2015 Noon David L. Brown "Global Developments in IT"


Selected Online Site
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Selected Online Articles About the Speaker


Date Time Speaker Topic
April 21, 2015 7:00 p.m. Dr. Richard Leakey "Past, Present and Future of Life on Earth"


Available on OverDrive as an eBook or Audiobook From Jacksonville Public Library
Selected Books by the Speaker From Jacksonville Public Library
Online Interview of the Speaker