Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy announces its Fall World Affairs Lecture Series.

Utah Council For Citizen Diplomacy

tah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD) is pleased to announce its 2019 Ambassador Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series Fall line-up, hosted in partnership with Westminster College. UCCD began this lecture series in 2004 and has hosted more than 100 lectures during that time. The lecture series convenes leading global voices to engage the public to explore ideas that will shape our global future, transcending borders and transforming how people, business, and governments engage the world.

This year’s fall season features many elements the World Affairs Lecture Series is known for: quality guest speakers who are experts in their field of studies, engaging questions and answers at the end of each lecture, non-partisan perspective of each issue, and an array of diplomacy topics that include climate change policy, the threat of nuclear weapons in the modern world, and a refugee story of a former child soldier turned peace activist.  

See descriptions below for lecture dates

All lectures start at 7:00 p.m.

Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business Auditorium Westminster College 1840 S 1300 E, Salt Lake City

Free; Reservations are required.  Visit utahdiplomacy.org for registration details.

Fall 2019 Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series details:

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Story of a War Child turned Peace Ambassador

Presented by Mr. Emmanuel Jal, Acclaimed recording artist, peace ambassador, and social activist

South Sudanese-Canadian musician Emmanuel Jal discusses his journey from former refugee/child soldier in South Sudan to an award-winning recording artist and peace ambassador who travels the world spreading music and his message of hope.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019:  Carbon Pricing, Bipartisanship, and Democracy
Presented by Mr. Mark Reynolds, Executive director of Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Mark Reynolds discusses how bipartisan climate change bills like the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act get introduced in the House and Senate, how his organization is involved and what that means for our climate-change future.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019: Nuclear Threats: Politics and Policy
Presented by Mr. Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund & host of Press The Button

Joe Cirincione details the crises with Iran and North Korea, the dangers of the nuclear arsenals held by nine nations today, and prospects for new policies that could decrease these nuclear risks.  

Details and registration links for each lecture can be found at www.utahdiplomacy.org

About Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD): UCCD is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting global understanding and respect between the people of Utah and other nations. UCCD works with the U.S Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program and national partnering agencies to welcome more than 400 emerging leaders from around the world to Utah for short-term professional and cultural exchanges. UCCD also educates the local community about world affairs topics through the Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. These lectures inform attendees about key foreign policy issues, to create a dialogue about timely topics, and to foster a globally savvy community. More information can be found at utahdiplomacy.org

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