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Charleston, SC 29413-1260
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The World Affairs Council of Charleston is pleased to present another of its timely, pop-up lectures.
On Friday, January 23 at 5 pm, Dr. Julia E. Sweig will speak about what we can expect regarding the future of Cuba—USA relations.
The lecture will be held in the auditorium of the College of Charleston’s School of Sciences and Mathematics Building on the corner of Coming and Calhoun Streets.
Dr. Sweig is the Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies and director for Latin America studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Dr. Sweig also directs CFR's Global Brazil initiative.
NOTE: There will not be a reception at this lecture since it is not one of our regular meetings.
An exclusive dinner and conversation with Dr. Juan Jose Daboub, former Finance Minister of El Salvador and former Managing Director of the World Bank
Topic: Challenges of Post-Conflict Consolidation of Democracy: El Salvador, 1999-2004
When: Wednesday, February 4. Reception beginning at 6:00 pm, three-course sit-down dinner (chicken entrée) promptly at 6:45 pm, followed by presentation and conversation.
Cost: $38.50 per person, including drinks.
Where: Riverview Room, The Citadel
This will be a rare opportunity to meet in an informal setting with a widely respected expert in international development and to learn about the on-the-ground process and problems of transitioning from internal conflict to democracy in Central America. Space is limited; advance signup is required (see below).
About the speaker: Juan Jose Daboub was Minister of Finance and Chief of Staff to Salvadoran President Francisco Flores 1999-2004 and Managing Director of the World Bank 2006-2010. Before taking on these positions, Daboub served as president of ANTEL, El Salvador’s public telephone company, and of its public electricity company. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and has recently led non-profit initiatives on adaptation to global environmental change. See more at http://daboubpartnership.com/.
How to reserve: Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by January 21. Your check for $38.50 per person must be received by January 24 to hold your space and should be made payable to WACC and sent to WACC at P.O. Box 21260, Charleston, SC 29413-1260. You will receive a confirmation by email upon receipt of payment. Directions to the Riverview Room and parking suggestions will be provided closer to the event. If you have questions, please call Brian Norris: (843) 214-4690.
Note also: Dr. Daboub will be on The Citadel campus February 4 and 5 for a number of student and community events. In addition to (or in place of) the dinner, WACC members are welcome to attend his public talk on “How Structural Changes in the Economies of Developing Countries Affect US Interests,” at 3:00 pm on February 4th in the Greater Issues Room at the Citadel.
The dues for second half of the 2014 - 2015 season of three meetings (February to May 2015) are established at $65 for an individual or $110 for couples (two persons living at the same address).
You can use the online membership form to register. When complete, click "View and Print Completed Form" to print your information to mail along with your check. You may also use PayPal to make payment.
The World Affairs Council of Charleston was founded in the early 1980s and operated for 20 years under the name Foreign Affairs Forum.
A reception precedes the speaker's presentation and a lively interchange between speaker and audience takes place afterward. The World Affairs Council of Charleston is a non-partisan, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Our meetings take place at The Citadel Alumni Center (officially known as The John Monroe J. Holliday Alumni Center) located at 69 Hagood Ave. across from Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC.