Simposium Description

April 24 – 25, 2017

Dr. Patricia Kushlis, President, Santa Fe World Affairs Forum; Santa Fe Community College Representative; Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 2014, after serving two terms on the City Council. He was the first Hispanic President of the National Association of Counties; Robin Raphel, US Ambassador (rtd) to Tunisia and former Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs; John Herbst, US Ambassador(rtd) (Uzbekistan and Ukraine), and Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council; Dr. Raul Gouvea, Professor, International Business and Latin American Management, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico; Jerry Pacheco, Executive Director, International Business Accelerator, and international trade columnist & NAFTA specialist, The Albuquerque Journal; Dr. Fernando Lopez-Alves, Professor of Sociology, Global Studies and War & Conflict, University of California at Santa Barbara; Director of Global and International Studies, University of Salamanca; the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Politics, Business and Economics, CEMA, Buenos Aire; Dr. Joe Jupille, Associate Professor of Political Science and Faculty Research Associate of the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder; Mary Minow, Library Law Consultant; Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University; attorney and specialist on disinformation; Ray Rivera, Editor in Chief, Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper.

Summary

The hope in the West for a peaceful world order following the collapse of the Soviet Union has given way in the last years to a stark new reality. The post-Cold War security order has broken down at the same time that we see the fraying of the internal order of most states worldwide. We are looking at growing fragmentation within both individual states and the global community while inequality, retrenchment, protectionism, nationalism, and ideological extremism are on the rise. Twenty-five years ago, we believed major warfare would be highly unlikely; today it is no longer unthinkable. The consequences of new technologies are unclear, and we already seem to be in the early stages of cyber warfare. Inequality of wealth in the West pales in the face of even greater inequalities in the former Communist states of Russia and China, and where that might lead is hard to gauge. The aging of populations in the developed world will put new strains on economic systems and on the young. Many Arab nations are growingly dysfunctional, while magnet states are erecting ever tougher barriers to immigration and the flow of peoples. The temptation to retrench into tribalistic tendencies like populism, economic protectionism, extreme nationalism and fundamentalist beliefs is hard to counter.

With the help of experts in some of these areas, the Santa Fe World Affairs Forum’s 2017 Symposium will discuss these issues in depth in an effort to explore solutions to this increasingly challenging situation. 

Symposium Schedule

9:00 – 9:30    Registration

9:30 – 10:00    “Welcome”
Dr. Patricia Kushlis,
President, Santa Fe World Affairs Forum;
Santa Fe Community College Representative;
Javier Gonzales, Mayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

10:00 – 11:30    “Opening Overview: Liberal Democracy Under Threat”
Robin Raphel, Retired US Ambassador to Tunisia and former Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs

11:30 – 11:45    Coffee Break

11:45 – 1:15     “Challenges to the Liberal World Order: the Movement of History and the Failure of Leadership”
John Herbst, Retired US Ambassador (Uzbekistan and Ukraine), and Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council

1:15 – 2:00    Lunch

2:00 – 3:15    “Global Economic Order in a Protectionist Era”
Dr. Raul Gouvea, Professor, International Business and Latin American Management, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico

3:15 – 3:30    Coffee break

3:30 – 4:45    “North American Trade & the Danger to NAFTA”
Jerry Pacheco, Executive Director, International Business Accelerator, and international trade columnist & NAFTA specialist , The Albuquerque Journal

4:45 – 5:45    Reception at SFCC Board Room (#223)

9:45 – 10:00    Registration

10:00 – 11:30    “The Populist Challenge: The Resurgence of Nationalism”
Dr. Fernando Lopez-Alves, Professor of Sociology, Global Studies and War & Conflict, University of California at Santa Barbara; director of Global and International Studies, University of Salamanca; the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Politics, Business and Economics, CEMA, Buenos Aires.

11:30 – 11: 45    Coffee Break

11:45 – 1:00    “The Next Domino? What Next for the European Union?”
Dr. Joe Jupille, Associate Professor of Political Science and Faculty Research Associate of the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder.

1:00 – 1:45    Lunch

1:45 – 3:00    Moderated Panel: “Fact, Fiction and the Dissemination of False Information”
Mary Minow, Library Law Consultant; Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University; Attorney and Specialist on Disinformation;
Ray Rivera, Editor in Chief, Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper.
Moderated by Roger Toll – Board Member, Santa Fe World Affairs Forum

The Speakers

 Javier Gonzales
Javier GonzalesMayor of Santa Fe, New Mexico, since 2014, after serving two terms on the City Council. He was the first Hispanic President of the National Association of Counties.
Topic: “Welcome to Symposium Participants”

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Robin Raphel
Robin RaphelUS Ambassador (rtd) to Tunisia and former Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
Topic: “Opening Overview: Liberal Democracy Under Threat”

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John Herbst
John HerbstUS Ambassador (rtd) (Uzbekistan and Ukraine), and Director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council
Topic: “Challenges to the Liberal World Order: the Movement of History and the Failure of Leadership”

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Dr. Raul Gouvea
Dr. Raul GouveaProfessor, International Business and Latin American Management, Anderson School of Management, University of New Mexico
Topic: “Global Economic Order in a Protectionist Era”

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Jerry Pacheco
Jerry PachecoExecutive Director, International Business Accelerator, and international trade columnist & NAFTA specialist , The Albuquerque Journal
Topic: “North American Trade & the Danger to NAFTA”

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Dr. Fernando Lopez-Alves
Dr. Fernando Lopez-AlvesProfessor of Sociology, Global Studies and War & Conflict, University of California at Santa Barbara; director of Global and International Studies, University of Salamanca; the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Politics, Business and Economics, CEMA, Buenos Aires.
Topic: “The Populist Challenge: The Resurgence of Nationalism”

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Dr. Joe Jupille
Dr. Joe JupilleAssociate Professor of Political Science and Faculty Research Associate of the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder.
Topic: “The Next Domino? What Next for the European Union?”

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Mary Minow
Mary MinowLibrary Law Consultant; Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow, Harvard University; attorney and specialist on disinformation
Panelist: “Fact, Fiction and the Dissemination of False Information”

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Ray Rivera
Ray RiveraEditor in Chief, Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper
Panelist: “Fact, Fiction and the Dissemination of False Information”

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Cosponsors

Symposium Cosponsors and Supporters
Albuquerque Committee on Foreign Relations
Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE)
European Union (EU)
Los Alamos National Bank (LANB)

Santa Fe Community College (SFCC)

2017 Symposium Partners
American Association of University Women – Santa Fe Chapter;
American Foreign Service Association, Washington, DC;
Creative Santa Fe;
Fulbright Association of New Mexico;
Global Ties – ABQ;
Journey Santa Fe;
PDAA: An Association for Public Diplomacy Professionals, Washington, DC;
Public Diplomacy Council, Washington, DC;
Santa Fe Art Institute (SFAI);
Santa Fe Sister Cities;
               Sherpa Stone LLC
UWC – USA;
University of New Mexico – Anderson School of Management and International Studies Institute.

Registration

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Where

Santa Fe Community College – Jemez Room

From Rodeo Road turn south onto Richards Avenue. At the third roundabout turn into the campus main drive.
The Visitors Parking Lot is to the right as you enter the campus via Richards Ave. (Handicap parking spaces are in the lot to the left.) Enter the administrative building to the left through the courtyard behind the poles flying the US and New Mexico flags. Walk to the end of the main corridor. The Jemez Rooms are next to the cafeteria, before you reach the bookstore.
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