Global Agenda Speaker Series: University of Delaware


This event will be held at Mitchell Hall, on the main campus of the University of Delaware, in Newark, Delaware.

Ample parking is available across South College Avenue from Mitchell Hall in two University parking garages. (Pay parking in garages)

Mitchell Hall is handicap accessible.

Directions to Mitchell Hall at the University of Delaware

From The North

Take I-95 South to Exit 1B (Newark - University of Delaware), which is Route 896 North. Follow Route 896 north into Newark, where it becomes S. College Avenue. Follow S. College northbound.

From The South

Take Route 13 North to the Route 1 Bypass. Follow Route 1 North and exit at Route 896. Follow for a few miles, go over the railroad tracks and make a right at the traffic light, following signs for Route 896 North. Follow for several miles, crossing the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, then Route 40 and I-95. Follow Route 896 north into Newark, where it becomes S. College Avenue northbound.

From The West

Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Route 283 South. Continue on Route 283 South, which becomes Route 30 East outside of Lancaster, to Route 896 South. As you reach campus and cross the railroad tracks, immediately turn left onto Delaware Avenue and right (at the second traffic light) onto South College Avenue. Continue north on South College Avenue.

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FEBRUARY 19, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Africa in the 21st Century

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Emira Woods is co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, and an expert on U.S. foreign policy with a special emphasis on Africa and the developing world. She has written on a range of issues from debt, trade and development to U.S. military policy. Emira serves on the Board of Directors of Africa Action, Just Associates, Global Justice and the Financial Policy.

MARCH 5, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Global Public Opinion

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Richard Wike is director of the Global Attitudes Project at Pew Research Center. He has conducted research about global public opinion on topics including America’s image in the world, perceptions in Muslim-majority countries, China’s economic surge, social networking, and the Arab Spring.

MARCH 12, 2014 - 7:30 PM

The Arab Spring and Beyond

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Dayna Greenfield is acting director of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council. A democracy and governance specialist, she leads the Atlantic Council’s Yemen Policy Initiative and writes frequently about Yemen, Jordan, and Egypt, as well as US aid to the Arab world.

MARCH 25, 2014 - 7:30 PM

The UK and Europe

Canceled due to weather

Sir Peter Westmacott is the British Ambassador to the United States. He was appointed to his position in 2012, following four years of service as Ambassador to France. His forty-year career in the British Diplomatic Service has included postings in Tehran, Brussels, and Ankara.

APRIL 23, 2014 - 7:30 PM

China's Challenges

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Susan Shirk is the Chair of the 21st Century China Program and Ho Miu Lam Professor of China and Pacific Relations at UC San Diego. She served under the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs with responsibility for China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Mongolia from 1997 to 2000.

APRIL 30, 2014 - 7:30 PM

Latin America Today

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Michael Reid is the Americas editor of The Economist. A journalist specializing in development, international affairs, Latin & South America, politics, and public policy, he is the author of the book Forgotten Continent: The Battle for Latin America’s Soul.