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World Affairs Conference Day 4 – Panel Discussions & Audience Q&A

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Free and Open to the Public

Please see online schedule for times and locations in the USFSP Student Center and Kate Tiedemann College of Business. Today’s panels include:

A summit with Kim Jong Un and a broken agreement with Teheran: is this progress?
The debate over vaccinations
Tales from the Foreign Service.
When facts and beliefs collide: let’s talk about it
Give me your tired and your poor: should we take in people on the basis of their poverty?
Jamison Firestone: New York lawyer, human rights and anti-corruption crusader.
Dictators are good allies; they stifle extremism and keep the peace.
When whites are in the minority, how will they be treated?
FILM: “America’s Diplomats.”
U.S. State Department student recruiting luncheon (Students only; limited space)
Western democracy; when electors choose the grossly incompetent.
The United Nations is a relic of a bygone era.
Petting that cute cub hurts big cats everywhere. An audiovisual presentation
The news and just the news; why the media feels moved to inject opinion.
Take Venezuela: Countries on the verge of collapse
New science vs. anti-science
FILM: “Barrow: Freedom Fighter”
The 2019 St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs is a 3-1/2 Day event with over 30 Panel Discussions held at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. Speakers and panelists include distinguished diplomats, military, media, and academic experts discussing critical international issues of the day at each annual conference. The Conference is a cooperative venture of a group of civic-minded St. Petersburg residents and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg



February 15
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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