Simposium Description

April 16-17, 2012

Dr. Dieter Dettke, Foreign and Defense Policy Professor; Teri Schultz, Brussels-based, freelance international reporter for NPR, CBS, News Radio and EU correspondent for “Global Post”; Dr. Raymond F. Smith, University of North Texas, former State Department political analyst specializing in Russian affairs; Dr. Douglas Spelman, Deputy Director of the Kissinger Institute on China, former State Department Foreign Service Officer, expert on China; Dr. Lois Meyer, Linguist and Professor, School of Education, University of New Mexico, specialist on indigenous resistance movements in Mexico and the Americas. 

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.

The Speakers

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