Global Action Club to Host Guest Speaker Series Next Week


By Will Foster ’20

I’m a member of Global Action Club, and wanted to share information about our upcoming International Week Guest Speaker Series. Each day next week during enrichment, from Tuesday through Friday (May 30-June 2), a distinguished expert in foreign policy will be speaking at Payton. All sessions will include an audience Q&A.

Please see the following program, prepared by Ms. Kathleen Gallegos, our club sponsor, and please attend these terrific enrichments, which you can sign up for now on Selenium!


Global Guest Speaker Series: Government Here and Abroad (Tom Gingsburg, Professor of International Law) 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Event Space: School Cafe 
Dr. Gingsburg (University of Chicago) discusses government here & abroad. Learn from a professor, author & lawyer who served as a legal adviser at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, The Hague & in the Netherlands.
Global Guest Speaker Series: Our Global Water Crisis (Michael Tiboris, Global Water Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs)
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Event Space: Recital Hall
Dr. Tiboris discusses his research on water resource policy, the global water crisis, & his 2016 project, “More Water Won’t Solve The World’s Water Crisis.”
Global Guest Speaker Series: Our Changing Media and Democracy (Richard Longworth, Former Chicago Tribune Foreign Correspondent, Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs)
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Event Space: School Cafe

Mr. Longworth explores media issues & threats against free press. Learn from an author & journalist w/ two decades’ experience as a foreign correspondent, who has reported from 80 countries on five continents, about the press’s place in democracy & accuracy in media in society.

“At one time the Tribune had 14 foreign correspondents. Now it has none, and neither does any paper between the two coasts. The face of media is changing. What does this mean for Americans’ knowledge of the world, and what new programs are being born to fill this knowledge gap? Even more than in the past, it is crucial for Americans to understand the rest of the world and the global future that is being shaped, and this journalistic vacuum is a serious problem indeed. What is the role of media in a democratic society. Are we the ‘enemy of the people,’ as the President says? What is the role of the media in a democracy, and can a democracy survive a weakened media? How has that the educational role of the media changed in this new era of fragmented information and social media?” – Richard Longworth
Global Guest Speaker Series: Current Events and Global Affairs (Ambassador Ivo Daalder, President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Former U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO)
Friday, June 2, 2017
Event Space: Recital Hall
Ambassador Daalder discusses his diverse experience in foreign affairs. Ambassador Daalder has served as President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs since July 2013. He was the U.S. Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from May 2009 to July 2013. He is a specialist in European security. He was a member of the staff of United States National Security Council (NSC) during the administration of President Bill Clinton, and was one of the foreign policy advisers to President Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign.

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