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World Affairs Council 2015-2016

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.



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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 29, 2015 7:00 p.m. Evan Osnos "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China"


Evan Osnos

Winner of National Book Award for Nonfiction 2014

Age of Ambition


Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Selected Online Articles By the Speaker
  • Osnos, Evan. "The Fearful and the Frustrated." The New Yorker 31 Aug. 2015:50. General OneFile. Web. 18 Sept. 2015.

  • Osnos, Evan. "Born Red." The New Yorker 6 Apr. 2015: 452. General OneFile. Web. 18 Sept. 2015.
Audio Interview With Mr. Osnos:
  • "Interview: Evan Osnos discusses Saturday's multiple attacks in Karbala, Iraq." Weekend All Things Considered 28 Dec. 2003. General OneFile. Web. 18 Sept. 2015.
Video Article by Mr. Osnos:
  • "Jesus in China." Frontline 2008. General OneFile. Web. 18 Sept. 2015.
Text interview with Mr. Osnos:
  • PW talks with Evan Osnos: brave--and anxious--new world. Will Boisvert. Publishers Weekly.





Date Time Speaker Topic
September 30, 2015 Noon Frank R. Martire "A Global Perspective of Banking in the Next 25 Years"


Frank Martire
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Selected Online Articles About the Speaker
  • FIS's Frank Martire set to retire as CEO Jan. 1

  • "FIS Raises Share Repurchase Authorization to $2 Billion." Entertainment Close-up 7 Feb. 2014. General OneFile. Web. 18 Sept. 2015.

  • Sposito, Sean, John Adams, and Penny Crosman. "Meet The Top 10; We asked the leaders of the top 10 FinTech companies what's ahead for them and what it takes to be a great tech boss." Bank Technology News 1 Oct. 2012: 17. General OneFile. Web. 18 Sept. 2015.





Date Time Speaker Topic
October 13, 2015 Noon Laura Angelini "A Global Lens on Corporate Social Responsibility"


Laura Angelini





Date Time Speaker Topic
October 20, 2015 7:00 p.m. Anne-Marie Slaughter "Global Hot Spots & Blind Spots"


Anne-Marie Slaughter
Author of:
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Selected Online Article By the Speaker
Selected Online Articles About the Speaker
Video Article by Ms. Slaughter
  • "Anne-Marie Slaughter: UN Needs a Protection Brigade." FORA TV 1 July 2012. General OneFile. Web. 18 Sept. 2015.
Audio Interviews With Ms. Slaughter
  • "Can Women Have it All? Accommodation vs. Ambition Gap." FORA TV 3 July 2012. General OneFile. Web. 18 Sept. 2015.

  • "Beyond Beijing: China's Past, Present And Future." All Things Considered 25 Aug. 2008. General OneFile. Web. 18 Sept. 2015.

  • Anne-Marie Slaughter on forging confidence and a career





Date Time Speaker Topic
November 3, 2015 Noon Gianrico Farrugia, M.D. "Jacksonville's Future as a Destination for World-Class Medical Care"


Gianrico Farrugia
Selected Online Articles About the Speaker
Video Article by Mr. Farrugia
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library





Date Time Speaker Topic
November 17, 2015 7:00 p.m. Gen. John Abizaid, USA (Ret.) "The New Military Vision"


Gen. John Abizaid
Audio Interview With Gen. Abizaid
  • "Analysis: General John Abizaid gives his assessment on what US troops are facing in Iraq." Morning Edition 17 July 2003. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Books about USA Involvement in Afghanistan
Books about USA Involvement in the Middle East
Periodical articles available through InfoTrac OneFile database:
  • Brown, Mark A. "The USCENTCOM train: the Deployment and Distribution Operations Center turns 10." Joint Force Quarterly Oct. 2014: 28+. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • Allen, Scott. "Developing cultural competency for success in stabilization operations." Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin Jan.-Mar. 2011: 86+. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • Toronto, Nathan W. "Forty years of COIN: the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories." Joint Force Quarterly July 2008: 79+. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.





Date Time Speaker Topic
January 12, 2016 7:00 p.m. Stephen Kotkin, Ph.D "Stalin and Putin's Rise"


Stephen Kotkin, Ph.D.
Interview With Dr. Kotkin
  • "'Stalin was a man of surpassing intelligence and willpower'; Stephen Mark Kotkin on Stalin: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928, his first volume in a three-part study of the Russian autocrat which hit the stands recently." Open 4 Dec. 2014. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Other Books about Stalin
Other Books about Putin
Periodical articles available through InfoTrac OneFile database:
  • Kotkin, Stephen. "The resistible rise of Vladimir Putin: Russia's nightmare dressed like a daydream." Foreign Affairs Mar.-Apr. 2015. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.
Reviews of Dr. Kotkin's Works
  • Naimark, Norman M. "Inside Stalin's head: a biography offers fresh insights on one of history's bloodiest dictators." Reason Feb. 2015: 56+. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • Legvold, Robert. "Stalin. Vol. 1, Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928." Foreign Affairs Jan.-Feb. 2015. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • Schneider, James. "Roots of a tyrant." National Review 31 Dec. 2014: 42. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.





Date Time Speaker Topic
January 19, 2016 Noon Robert Guest "Borderless Economics: An Update fromThe Economist"


Robert Guest
Author of:
Video Article Featuring Mr. Guest:
  • "Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges, and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism." Cato Institute 17 Nov. 2011. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library:
Selected online articles by the Speaker available through InfoTrac OneFile database:
  • "When China sneezes." Estates Gazette 12 Sept. 2015. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • Guest, Robert. "What India does for Britain." Spectator 29 Sept. 2012: 13. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.
Selected online articles about the Speaker:
  • Wright, Emily. "Eurozone departure would be disaster." Estates Gazette 30 May 2015. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • "Economist." Folio: the Magazine for Magazine Management June 2013: 15. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.
Reviews of Mr. Guest's Works:
  • Geck, Caroline. "Guest, Robert. Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges, and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism." Library Journal 1 Jan. 2012: 110. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • Cooper, Richard N. "Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges, and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism." Foreign Affairs Nov.-Dec. 2011. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • "Guest, Robert: BORDERLESS ECONOMICS." Kirkus Reviews 15 Sept. 2011. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.





Date Time Speaker Topic
February 2, 2016 7:00 p.m. Steve Wozniak "Innovation and Creativity: Pioneering Work with Apple and the Future of Information Technology"


Steve Wozniak
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library
Written by the speaker:
Speaker is featured in these titles:
Other books about Apple computers and the future of IT:
Video interview with Mr. Wozniak:
  • "Video: Co-Founder of Apple Steve Wozniak." Local Broadcast Video Content 20 July 2011. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.
Selected Online Articles About the Speaker:
  • "Success in Silicon Valley: innovation is life for HPU graduates Alex Palmer and Dan Costello." Business North Carolina Aug. 2015: S100+. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • Blanchard, Dave. "Highlights from ProMat 2015: a tale of two technologists and the future of material handling: Apple's Steve Wozniak and Google's Renee Niemi offer their visions of where technology is leading the material handling and logistics industry." Material Handling & Logistics Apr. 2015: 6. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • "Apple's Steve Wozniak Urges Entrepreneurs to Be Bold and Inventive at ASI Show." Entertainment Close-up 14 Jan. 2015. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.





Date Time Speaker Topic
February 23, 2016 7:00 p.m. Ambassador
R. Nicholas Burns
"India Rising"


Nicholas Burns
Books about changes in India.
Periodical articles available through InfoTrac OneFile database:
  • Burns, R. Nicholas. "America's strategic opportunity with India: the new U.S.-India partnership." Foreign Affairs Nov.-Dec. 2007: 131+. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • "Bush administration favors a 'strong' China!" The New American 16 May 2005: 5. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.






Date Time Speaker Topic
March 8, 2016 7:00 p.m. Richard A. Clarke "Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It"


Richard Clarke
Author of many FICTION and NONFICTION titles, including:
Selected Related Books From Jacksonville Public Library:
Periodical articles available through InfoTrac OneFile database:
  • "Cyber security strategies should focus on core assets." Business Insurance 28 Mar. 2011: 0018. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • "Foreign Affairs bestsellers: the top-selling hardcover books on American foreign policy and international affairs." Foreign Affairs Sept.-Oct. 2008: 192. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • Clarke, Richard A., and Kierseten Todt Coon. "Strengthen the supply chain: the private sector must appreciate its role in national security, say Richard A. Clarke and Kiersten Todt Coon." SC Magazine July 2008: 58. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.
Reviews of Mr. Clarke's works:
  • Salmans, Brian R. "Cyberdeterrence and Cyberwar." Joint Force Quarterly Oct. 2011: 151+. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • Bush, Vanessa. "Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do about It." Booklist 1 May 2010: 60. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.

  • O'Brien, Mary. "Your Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters." AudioFile Magazine Oct.-Nov. 2008: 33. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.
Interview with Mr. Clarke:
  • Nadel, Barbara A. "Against all vulnerabilities: Inside America's security strategies; Former White House counterterrorism Advisor Richard A. Clarke discusses the war on terror and homeland security--and the impact on architecture and urban design." Doors and Hardware Aug. 2007: 20+. General OneFile. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.





Date Time Speaker Topic
March 15, 2016 Noon Brian Taylor "The State of Our Port"


Brian Taylor
Selected Online Articles About the Speaker:
Periodical articles available through InfoTrac OneFile database:
  • "Jacksonville Port Authority." Florida Trend Sept. 2013: 46. General OneFile. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.
Selected Related Books about Jacksonville from Jacksonville Public Library:





Date Time Speaker Topic
April 19, 2016 Noon Oscar Munoz "Tracks that Connect the World"


Oscar Munoz
Selected Related Books about Jacksonville from Jacksonville Public Library:
Selected Online Articles About the Speaker through InfoTrac OneFile database:
  • "CSX dedicates Quebec terminal." Railway Age June 2015: 13. General OneFile. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

  • "CSX opens new intermodal terminal in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield." Railway Track and Structures June 2015: 4. General OneFile. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

  • Word, Ron. "CSX." Florida Trend May 2015: 35. General OneFile. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

  • "STB approves L&I upgrades; NCDOT selects P&N operator." Railway Track and Structures May 2015: 6. General OneFile. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.

  • "High profile." Railway Age Feb. 2012: 34. General OneFile. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.