Upcoming Events

    • 05/31/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Capital City Club
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    Mona TajaliACIR welcomes Dr. Mona Tajali who will speak on "The Rise of Islamic Politics in Turkey." For decades the relationship between the United States and Turkey has been described as one of the most important relationships in the region. During the Cold War, Turkey, a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), was the backbone of NATO's defense of its "Southern Flank." Today, however, such factors as domestic politics, changing national perceptions, and regional conflicts have served to undermine both Turkey's relationship with NATO and the United States. What had often been described as a durable strategic relationship between the United States and Turkey has become frayed. Come and engage in a dynamic dialogue Dr. Tajali and explore root causes of this change in relationship.

    Dr. Mona Tajali is an Assistant Professor of International Relations and Women's Studies at Agnes Scott College. Her research and teaching interests fall in the fields of Comparative Politics, Middle East Studies, and Women's Studies. Coming from an interdisciplinary background, she teaches courses in women and politics, Middle East politics and society, human rights, and international relations. Her current book project focuses on the intersections of political and institutional structures, religious and cultural norms and values, and voter behavior in terms of women's political representation and the quality of democracy in Muslim contexts.

    • 06/25/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Capital City Club
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    ACIR is honored to host High Representative Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu, the sitting Under Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs at the United Nations, on June 25, 2018 as she speaks about "Securing Our Common Future: an Agenda for Disarmament." In light of a deteriorating international security environment, including a return to Cold War tensions, and the seeming neglect of arms control as a means for building trust, mitigating risk and ensuring sustainable peace and security is front and center on Ms. Nakamitzu's agenda. During her address, she will present hers and the UN's thoughts on issues surrounding weapons of mass destruction and other strategic weapons, conventional weapons and their impacts on civilians, and on future technologies and weapons systems. Come listen to Ms. Nakamitsu as she provides analysis of the current international security situation and provides more detail on specific policies.

    Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu assumed her position as Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs on 1 May 2017. Prior to taking on this post, Ms. Nakamitsu served as Assistant Administrator of the Crisis Response Unit at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) since 2014.

    • 09/13/2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Capital City Club

    The President's Breakfast is the ACIR's opening program for the 2018 - 2019 year.  ACIR President Bob Kennedy to host and speak to the membership about the upcoming year.


    • 02/23/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Capital City Club
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    The Mid-Winter Gala is a black tie dinner and dance for ACIR members and friends.

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