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A few extra-curricular opportunities

A list of interesting lectures coming up this Fall, covering everything from climate change to geo-politics, just in case you aren't learning enough during the school day.

Unwinding the Doomsday Clock. September 16, 8 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Free for members, $10/non-members. William Tobey, formerly with the Dept. of Energy's Nuclear Security Adminstration, discusses concerns about nuclear terrorism and efforts to prevent proliferation. Presented by the Savannah Council on World Affairs.

SKIO Fall Lecture Series: Jim Sanders and George Sedberry. September 20, 7 p.m. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. $5 for adults, free for Skidaway Foundation members and students. Skidaway Institute Director Jim Sanders discusses man's impact on the oceans and what it means for our future. Gray's Reef Sanctuary superintendent George Sedberry talks about impact of declining fisheries.

James Carville and Mary Matalin. September 22, 7 p.m. Hanner Field House at Georgia Southern University, Statesboro. Free with advance ticket. The politically opposed husband and wife team stop in Statesboro to discuss politics, life and probably share some thoughts on the upcoming mid-term elections.

SKIO Fall Lecture Series: Jim Sanders and George Sedberry. September 23, 7 p.m. Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle. $5 for adults, Free for Skidaway Foundation members and students. Skidaway Institute Director Jim Sanders discusses man's impact on the oceans and what it means for our future. Gray's Reef Sanctuary superintendent George Sedberry talks about impact of declining fisheries.

Celebrating 75 Years of Armstrong's History. September 24, 12:10 p.m. AASU University Hall Rm. 156, 11935 Abercorn St. Free. Janet D. Stone, Armstrong professor emerita of history, will discuss how the college has traveled an interesting road through the history of higher education in Savannah and in Georgia.

SKIO Fall Lecture Series: Jay Brandes and Elizabeth Mann. September 27, 7 p.m. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. $5 for adults, free for Skidaway Foundation members and students. A talk about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Brandes discusses clean up efforts, while Mann addresses how impacts on organisms at the bottom of the food chain can have far reaching implications.

SKIO Fall Lecture Series: Jay Brandes and Elizabeth Mann. September 30, 7 p.m. Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle. $5 for adults, Free for Skidaway Foundation members and students. A talk about the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Brandes discusses clean up efforts, while Mann addresses how impacts on organisms at the bottom of the food chain can have far reaching implications.

SKIO Fall Lecture Series: Clark Alexander and Bill Savidge. October 4, 7 p.m. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. $5 for adults, free for Skidaway Foundation members and students. Alexander will discuss the environmental impacts of the rising sea levels on the Georgia coast. Savidge will explain the coastal salt marshes and how the role they play in our local environment.

SKIO Fall Lecture Series: Clark Alexander and Bill Savidge. October 7, 7 p.m. Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle. $5 for adults, free for Skidaway Foundation members and students. Alexander will discuss the environmental impacts of the rising sea levels on the Georgia coast. Savidge will explain the coastal salt marshes and how the role they play in our local environment.

SKIO Fall Lecture Series: Marc Frischer and Dana Savidge. October 11, 7 p.m. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. $5 for adults, free for Skidaway Foundation members and students. Frischer will discuss new scientific tools for tracking difficult-to-find non-source pollution in area waterways. Savidge will explore the way scientists are developing and using new technologies to study the ocean.

SKIO Fall Lecture Series: Marc Frischer and Dana Savidge. October 14, 7 p.m. Skidaway Institute, 10 Ocean Science Circle. $5 for adults, free for Skidaway Foundation members and students. Frischer will discuss new scientific tools for tracking difficult-to-find non-source pollution in area waterways. Savidge will explore the way scientists are developing and using new technologies to study the ocean.

Games Your Children Are Dying to Play. October 15, 12:10 p.m. AASU University Hall Rm. 156, 11935 Abercorn St. Free. Douglas E. Masini, head of respiratory therapy, considers the dangerous games of huffing and hypoxic "choking." An analysis of fatalities, however, reveals only adolescent risk-taking behavior.

The Pine Woods Project and Independent Living. October 17, 7:30 p.m. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. $6 for members, $10 non-members, free for military and students (with ID). Retired healthcare attorney and mental health advocate, Jane Nangle has spearheaded the Pine Woods Project in Savannah. She will talk about their quest to provide independent living opportunities for those in our community with severe mental challenges.

The United States and Latin America: New Policies for a New Relationship. October 21, 8 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Free for members, $10/non-members. Dr. Howard Wiarda, a policy analyst and scholar, discusses why US-Latin American relations might be the most crucial, yet overlooked, component of US foreign policy. Presented by the Savannah Council on World Affairs.

The German Socialstaat Revisited: A System in Turmoil. October 29, 12:10 p.m. AASU University Hall Rm. 156, 11935 Abercorn St. Free. Thomas F. Howard, associate professor of geography, discusses countries whose welfare programs are now facing economic challenges posed by declining population growth rates. Social security and pension systems in these countries have been based on a demographic that no longer exists-large numbers of working-age people support a relatively small number of retirees.

Islamic Theology, Philosophy, and its Meaning in World Geopolitics. November 7, 7:30 p.m. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. $6 for members, $10 non-members, free for military and students (with ID). Avi Jorisch is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the founder of the Red Cell Intelligence Group, a consulting and training firm that specializes in national security issues relating to terrorism, illicit finance and radical Islam.

Deriving Politics from Data. November 12, 12:10 p.m. AASU University Hall Rm. 156, 11935 Abercorn St. Free. Ray R. Hashemi, professor of computer science, discusses how policy makers shape data collection to support existing policies rather than deriving policies from collected data. Hashemi cites specific examples based on Coast Guard data and policy surrounding vessel accidents on the lower Mississippi River.

A Visit to Oman. November 18, 8 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Free for members, $10/non-members. Dr. Vic Childers, a former professor, discusses his experiences travelling through the small Middle Eastern country of Oman as part of a group of World Affairs Council of America members. Presented by the Savannah Council on World Affairs.

JEA Speaker Series: John Morrison. December 5, 7:30 p.m. JEA, 5111 Abercorn St. $6 for members, $10 non-members, free for military and students (with ID). A pioneer in the realm of online training and virtual reality in the 1990s, Morrison founded a technology company that invented and created software to track terrorism, fraud, and criminal ring activity that was crucial to post 9/11 investigations.

The Dragon's Gift: The Story of China in Africa. December 9, 8 p.m. Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. Free for members, $10/non-members. A professor at George Washington University and Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Deborah Brautigam will discuss the role of Chinese aid in the development of Africa. Presented by the Savannah Council on World Affairs.

 

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