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.