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Upcoming Events: 

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Constant Hall, ODU
1221  W 49th Street, Norfolk, VA 23529
Reception: 5:45 p.m. Program: 6:30 p.m.

Trade Wars and Global Disruption

Dr. C. Fred Bergsten
Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus of the Peterson Institute

for International Economics

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Zeiders American Dream Theater
4509 Commerce Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Power and Protest: Russian Ballet from the Time of the Tsars to the Era of Putin

Dr. Natalie Rouland
Senior Advisor for the Billington Intitiative at the Kennan Institute in Washington D.C.

Dr. Katherine Verdery on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis
Listen to author Katherine Verdery talk about her experiences on Hearsay with Kathy Lewis.
Click here to read the New York Times book review of My Life as a Spy by Katherine Verdery

 Lunch & Learn with Dr. John F. Lehman

We were happy to have had Dr. Lehman join us for a discussion on Cold War Naval strategies and his newest book, “Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea”, Thank you to everyone who atteneded, we hope to see you  again soon!

Some images of our  Insider's cultural trip & wine tasting tour to Portugal this last June. The lucky group got to visit places like the medieval walled village of Monsaraz and enjoyed fine dining and wine tastings at places like the winery, at Herdade do Esporão both shown  in the pictures, while getting to know more about the culture and present of this country.

Our trip to Portugal

Commander General Mercier and
Dr Regina Karp on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis

General Mercier & Peter Flory

General Mercier &  Cindy Miller, HRWAC  President

Listen to NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Mercier and our own Regina Karp talking about NATO on Hearsay with Kathy Lewis.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the

                                                                            Looking forward to seeing you again next year!

Our mission

To educate our community to become well-informed and engaged citizens about critical international issues as they affect the world, nation, and the local region and thus prepare Hampton Roads citizens to thrive in an increasingly complex and challenging world.  
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Cathy Lewis picture property of WHRO.
Portugal images courtesy of Maria Zammit.
Norfolk Academy students image by D. Rezelman
Mermaid & NATO Festival Banquet by Rocio Amat property of R. Amat & Hampton Roads World Affairs Council. Please do not use without permission.