Our events are open to our members and to the public.  Events are free to our members and guests are $20.00 per event.  To register for an event online, please click the "Register" button under each event.  For further information and reservations please call Mrs. Dahdee Bullen at (334) 567-0953.

Upcoming events

    • 23 Jan 2019
    • 13 Mar 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • TBA - was 106 Bartlett Hall, behind 231 Montgomery St
    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 on Wednesdays at the most popular time (2-3:30 pm, from our survey last year) to assist more people to participate. Local experts donate their services to lead the seminars. Location TBA, last year was 106 Bartlett Hall, behind our usual Whitley building at 231 Montgomery St. 
    Great Decisions 2019 sessions, with TENTATIVE dates: issue numbers, and "topics."
    Wed. January 23: Issue 1, Refugees and Global Migration
    Wed. January 30: Issue 2, The Middle East: Regional Disorder 
    Wed. February 6: Issue 3, Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future?
    Wed. February 13: Issue 4, The Rise of Populism in Europe
    Wed. February 20: Issue 5, Decoding U.S.-China Trade
    Wed. February 27: Issue 6, Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics
    Wed. March 6: Issue 7, The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested
    Wed. March 13: Issue 8, State of the State Department and Diplomacy

    Note: depending on availability of speakers, these topics may be swapped by date. 

    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    • 140
    China has grown rapidly since the late 1970s when Deng Xiaoping first began implementing radical reforms. Today, China challenges the United States militarily in the region and diplomatically around the world. How are we to understand this rise? This presentation provide the context for understanding what China’s growth means for the international community, how Chinese leaders view their place in the world and what problems they must surmount to achieve those goals. 

    Dr. William “Drew” Wagstaff (PhD, Emory University) is an Assistant Professor of International Security for the Blue Horizons Program within the USAF Center for Strategy and Technology at Maxwell AFB. Dr. Wagstaff has a number of on-going research projects on terrorism, military effectiveness, peacekeeping, and Chinese politics. Proficient in Mandarin, Dr. Wagstaff has enjoyed traveling China, including cities such as Wuxi, Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou, Tianjin, and Beijing. 
    • 12 Mar 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    • 140

    • 09 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    • 140
    A speaker will be announced here when confirmed for 9 April 2019
    • 07 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Gold Room, 2nd Floor, Whitley Hall, Troy University Montgomery, 231 Montgomery St. Montgomery, AL
    The grand finale 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. 

Past events

15 Nov 2018 Dr. Joshua Busby, "Climate Change and National Security: What Do We Know?"
16 Oct 2018 Dr. Grant Hammond, "The Revolution in Security Affairs" [Brought forward]
11 Sep 2018 Dr. Pano Yannakogeorgos, “A World at War With Itself: The Cyber Threat and Globalization”
08 May 2018 Air War College Professors, Regional Reports
11 Apr 2018 General Michael Hayden, USAF (ret), “Global Security”
13 Feb 2018 Professor Gabriel Aquilera, “Venezuela”
23 Jan 2018 Amb. Jack Matlock, PhD, "Russia Then and Now"
23 Jan 2018 Great Decisions 2018 seminar series
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"

For a complete listing of past events and notes of speeches, please visit http://www.awac.us

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