Alabama World Affairs Council
President Bush, above right, spoke to the 2002 WACA national conference; image courtesy of  Terry Wofford.  The other images are by Jeremy Lewis, from AWAC meetings.
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Dr. Grant Hammond, AWC.

Great Decisions Program, index

for Alabama World Affairs Council

Organized by Prof. Grant Hammond, Air War College.
Schools organizers: Emerson Johnson, Margaret Carpenter.
Page by Jeremy Lewis; last revised 24 June '04 with link.
Speakers' Notes, '04
Speakers' Biographies, '04
Attendance '04 | '03
Speakers' Notes, 03 | Images.
Great Decisions @FPA
Foreign Policy Assn.
WACs of America
AWAC office: 
Dir: Dr. James Nathan
Dahdee Bullen, 
Admin. Asst.
Nan Rosa, Sec.
Alabama World Affairs Council
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Montgomery, AL 3612404023
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See also:
Middle East articles
Terrorism Index
HC Public Affairs Club
HC Club @AWAC'02
Alaska WAC Trip '02
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Calendar, speakers, topics, and dates:
TIME & LOCATION: All classes (30-40 minute presentation followed by group discussion ) to be held 4:00-5:30 pm on Mondays in Flowers Hall, Rm. 102, Huntingdon College, 1500 E Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL (Flowers hall is the main building and visitor parking is available on campus.)

BOOKS: distributed at the first class session.

SCHEDULE, 2004:

Monday, January 12—The Media and Foreign Policy 
Dr. Robert Wendzel, Air War College

Monday, January 19—HOLIDAY—No Class

Monday, January 26—The Philippines 
[slides removed] [Ppt file removed by request]
Dr. Grant Hammond, Air War College

Monday, February 2—The US & Europe [notes from '03]
Dr. Jeremy Lewis, Huntingdon College

Monday, February 9—Public Diplomacy [notes]
Mr. Earl St. Aubin Scarlett, Ms. Barbara Scarlett, US Department of State

Monday, February 16—HOLIDAY—No Class

Monday, February 23—Reform in the Middle East
Dr. Grant Hammond, for Dr. David Sorenson, Air War College

Monday, March 1— Diversity in Islam roundtable 
Visiting speakers from Saudi Arabia
Mr. Vaughan Fitzpatrick (Saudi Chambers of Commerce), Ms. Samar Fatany (Radio Jeddah) and Mr. Omar A. Bahlaiwa (Saudi Committee on Development of International Trade.) [Rough Notes] [Poster] [Images]

Monday, March 8— Weapons of Mass Destruction [Large Ppt file]
Col. Mike Ritz, USAF Counter Proliferation Center

Monday, March 15—Latin America Overview
Dr. Judith Gentleman, Air War College (cancelled)

Additional Notes:
Jeremy Lewis, "China and Taiwan" for the BTW Model United Nations, April 2004.



Draft Report on 2004 Great Decisions Program:

Visiting speakers from Saudi Arabia provided a highlight of our Great Decisions program held at Huntingdon College for high school students in January through April this year.  Mr. Vaughan Fitzpatrick (Saudi Chambers of Commerce) introduced Ms. Samar Fatany (Radio Jeddah) and Mr. Omar A. Bahlaiwa (Saudi Committee on Development of International Trade.) on March 1 for a Diversity in Islam roundtable, and for several other discussions held at Huntingdon and First United Methodist Church.

Dr. Robert Wendzel, of Air War College kicked off our 2004 series with a discussion of The Media and Foreign Policy, followed by Dr. Grant Hammond, of Air War College on The Philippines .  Dr. Jeremy Lewis, of Huntingdon College presented on historical and contemnporary issues between The US & Europe.  Amb. Earl St. Aubin Scarlett, US Department of State, led our discussion on the modern concept of Public Diplomacy.  Dr. Hammond led us again on the rather optimistic topic of Reform in the Middle East. 

Col. Mike Ritz, USAF Counter Proliferation Center, won the multimedia prize for his illustrated lecture on Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Although student attendance was not quite so strong as last year's, Gant Rawls (Booker T. Washington HS) must be mentioned in dispatches for his well informed and critical thinking in every seminar.



Past speakers' notes, for 2003:
  • Dr. Jeremy Lewis, HC, "Unilateralism versus Multilateralism," January 13.
  • -- No program Jan 20, ML King day -- 
  • Dr. Dave Sorenson, AWC, "Saudi Arabia," January 27.  [Images]
  • Dr. Grant Hammond, AWC, "International Trade," February 3.  [Images]

  • Sec. Colin Powell, speech notes on Iraq, to UN, 5 Feb. 2003
  • Dr. Kathleen-Mahoney Norris, ACSC, "Women and Human Rights," Feb. 10. 
  • -- No program Feb 17, Winter Break -- 
  • Dr. Chris Carr, AWC, "Afghanistan" February 24. 
  • Dr. Jeremy Lewis, HC, "European Union," March 3. 
  • Dr. Bryant Shaw, Troy State U, "Nigeria," March 10.
  • Dr. David Lai, AWC, "China," March 17. 



  • "The Great Decisions Program conducted at Huntingdon College by AWAC board members Jeremy Lewis and Grant Hammond, wound up a successful run on March 17.  Students from seven local area high schools participated in in-depth discussions of foreign policy issues." -- Gen. Charles Cleveland.

    Attendance lists.
    Glossary: HC is Huntingdon College; AWC is Air War College; 
    ACSC is Air Command and Staff College.
    Speakers' notes have been moved to separate pages.