Most recent commentary on the state of the world deals with revolution in one country or turmoil in a single geographic or cultural area. The Santa Fe World Affairs Forum believes that it is time to examine these challenges and upheavals as part of a global phenomenon. This symposium presented views of the clash between change and status quo in Europe, China, Russia, and Mexico, asking how they differ, what they have in common.
Dr. Douglas Spelmanformer State Department China expert
Dr. Raymond R. SmithUniversity of North Texas (Dallas) and former State Department political analyst specializing in Russian affairs
Dr. Lois Meyerlinguist and professor, School of Education, University of New Mexico
Dr. Dieter Dettkecurrently Foreign and Defense Policy Professor, Security Studies Program, Georgetown University, previously Executive Director for the US and Canada, Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Ms. Teri Schultzfreelance international reporter for NPR and CBS New Radio and EU correspondent for Global Post