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International Speaker Series

The International Speaker Series is free and open to the campus community. Faculty members are encouraged to bring their students to the presentations and the Office of International Programs is happy to make arrangements for extra credit attendance sign-in. For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at or call 704-687-7755.


Head shot of Matthew Bishop
December 3, 2015 - 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Atkins Library, Halton Reading Room
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Matthew Bishop is the Senior Editor and former Globalization Editor of The Economist.

Bishop will provide insight regarding the historical context behind the current global economic challenges and the importance of impact investing and social entrepreneurship in the global economy. In addition to his work with The Economist, Bishop authored two recent works:"The Road from Ruin: How to Renew Capitalism and Put America Back on Top" and "Philanthrocapitalism: How Giving Can Save the World."

Dr. Lyle Goldstein
September 17, 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Atkins Library, Halton Reading Room
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Professor Goldstein will discuss his most recent book, Meeting China Halfway: How to Defuse the Emerging US-China Rivalry. 

Prof. Lyle J. Goldstein is an associate professor in the China Maritime Studies Institute, which was established at U.S. Naval War College to improve mutual understanding and maritime cooperation with China. Professor Goldstein has conducted field research in China and Russia and has written numerous publications on Chinese security policy, especially concerning maritime development. 
Colonel Mark Mykleby
January 22, 2015 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Dale Halton Reading Room, Atkins Library
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The spring installments of the 7th Annual International Speaker Series begin with Colonel Mykleby who will deliver a presentation entitled Sustainability: An American Grand Strategy for the 21st Century followed by questions from the audience.

As Special Strategic Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colonel Mark Mykleby co-authored A National Strategic Narrative, a concept paper which centers on sustainability’s role in American domestic and foreign policy.