LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Series: American Diplomacy and U.S. Leadership in the World

Yesterday was LCWA’s World Affairs Colloquium Series: American Diplomacy and U.S. Leadership in the World with Ambassador Eric Rubin! If you didn’t get to attend the event you can watch the recording here!



LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Speaker Series: Fall 2020

Mark your calendars and don’t forget to RSVP for these events!

Thursday, 10/1: Ambassador Eric Rubin, President of the American Foreign Service Association  “American Diplomacy & U.S. Leadership in the World”

Tuesday, 10/20: Ambassador Harry Thomas  “Diplomacy and America: Today and Tomorrow”

Tuesday, 11/10:  Ambassador John Emerson  “What Happened on November 3rd and What it Means for U.S. Leadership Abroad”

A Zoom link will be provided to those who RSVP to




LCWA World Affairs Colloquium: Featuring Hon. Gil Kerlikowske

On Thursday, September 10th, LCWA held it’s first LCWA World Affairs Colloquium of the semester! It was held virtually using zoom and went great! They are excited to share the event with you if you missed out.

LCWA World Affairs Colloquium Spring 2020

We’re happy to announce this Spring’s LCWA World Affairs Colloquium’s

Special lecturer Andrei S. Markovits is an Arthur Thurnau Professor and the Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan.

On March 2nd he will be presenting his talk, “Vile Nature of Fandom.” This will be at 6:30pm in Addlestone Library, room 227.
Virtually no weekend passes in which we do not read of yet another blatantly racist incident on one of Europe’s football grounds be they in England, Italy or pretty much anywhere in Europe. Why is this the case? This lecture will highlight how virtually all fandom encapsulates the potential for such counter-cosmopolitan behavior, but why its most ugly manifestation has become so ensconced in the world of Association Football, aka soccer.

On March 3rd he will presenting his talk, “Women’s Soccer: International-Cultural Phenomenon.” This will be at 6:00pm at the Charleston Library Society.
Women in North American soccer entered a field that was more open for them, since men were busy covering multiple playing fields and cultural spaces: baseball, football (American and Canadian), basketball, and ice hockey. Their European counterparts were forced to contest what has arguably been the most male-dominated field/space in European public life. Both of these roads harbored immense obstacles. Both entailed challenges of their own that these pioneering women had to overcome. Come, learn more about their struggle and victory, and how it has changed the international scene.


LCWA World Affairs Colloquium “Mexican Opinion of US Foreign Policy”

Join us for LCWA World Affairs Colloquium, “Mexican Opinion of US Foreign Policy” presented by Luis Rubio.

Luis Rubio is chairman of CIDAC (Center of Research for Development), an independent research institution devoted to the study of economic and political policy issues. He is a prolific writer on political, economic and international subjects. Before joining CIDAC, in the 1970’s he was planning director of Citibank in Mexico and served as an adviser to Mexico’s Secretary of the Treasury. He served in the board of directors of The Human Rights Commission of the Federal District and is member of the Trilateral Commission.
Rubio writes a weekly column for Reforma and his opinions and analyses often appear in major newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times. Winner of the APRA award, in 1993 he was given the Dag Hammarksjold award and in 1998 the National Journalism Award for op-de pieces. He is author and editor of forty eight books, including Mexico’s Dilemma: The Political Origins of Economic Crisis; his latest book, published by the Wilson Center, is A Mexican Utopia: The Rule of Law is Possible. He holds a diploma in Financial Management and his MA and PhD in political science are from Brandeis University.


Date: January 31, 2018
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Alumni Center, The School of Education, Health, and Human Performance, 86 Wentworth St.

LCWA World Affairs Colloquia Series “Russia on the World Stage for the Next Four Years”

On December 1st at 5pm LCWA will host Dr. Eugene Rumer, Director and Senior Associate of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, for his presentation, “Russia on the World Stage for the Next Four Years.”

Dr. Eugene Rumer is a senior associate and the Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Prior to joining Carnegie, he was the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council. Dr. Rumer has also served on the National Security Council staff and at the State Department, taught at Georgetown University and the George Washington University, and published widely.

December 1, 2016 5:00pm
Science Auditorium at CofC’s School of Science & Mathematics, 202 Calhoun St.
Reception to follow at the Hill Gallery in the Marion and Wayland H. Cato Center for the Arts, 161 Calhoun St.