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Globalization Seminar Series 2017-2018

Welcome to Miami University Regionals' Globalization Seminar Series. Globalization Seminars are designed to provide an additional platform where members of the university, business and civic communities can connect to stay current on globalization topics. Our goal is to increase Ohioans’ participation in the global economy and civil society. Globalization Seminar Series

“US Policy at the Intersection of ISIS, Europe and Russia”

By Mark Powell, Career Foreign Service Officer, US Army Foreign Policy Adviser
Wednesday, September 27 • 12 pm • public lecture
Room 111 Johnston Hall, Middletown campus

Former US Consul General in Leipzig, Germany, Mark Powell will share his insights and answer questions about US overlapping interests regarding the intersection of ISIS, Europe and Russia. This public lecture is made possible by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Public Affairs/ Office of Public Engagement with the Hometown Diplomats Program and by the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council. It is co-sponsored by the following Miami University departments and programs: the Department of the Humanities and Creative Arts, the Humanities Center, Global Initiatives, the Center for Veterans Services, Career Services and Professional Development, and the Diversity Council. Additional cooperation is provided by the Middletown Rotary Club as part of its efforts to promote peace and an end of conflict through education.

For more information, contact Marsha Robinson by email at or call (513)217-4015.

Film Screening & Speaker: America's Diplomats

With Todd Schwartz, Exec. Dir., European American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati, Career Foreign Service Officer (Retired)
Thursday, November 9 • 6 pm
Verity Lodge, Middletown campus

From Ben Franklin to Benghazi, America's Diplomats will take us inside the Foreign Service and behind the scenes of U.S. Foreign Policy. Discover the role our diplomats play in shaping American history. Uncover the origins of our Foreign Service and the danger American diplomats face far from home. Our speaker for the evening will be Todd Schwartz who retired from the Foreign Service of the United States in September 2015 with the personal rank of Counselor (roughly equivalent to Brigadier General). His overseas postings have included Germany, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Qatar, the Philippines, Kuwait, Canada, and Iraq. After the screening, he will share some of his first hand experiences. This event is made possible by the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council and the Verity Traditions Lecture Series of the Miami University Regional Campuses.

For more information, contact Ruth Orth by email at or call. (513)727-3472.