Providence Committee

on Foreign Relations

Upcoming events

    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906
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    Admiral Nirmal Kumar Verma is a former Indian Navy Admiral who served as the Chief of the Naval Staff of Indian Navy, from 2009 to 2012. In November 2012, he was appointed as the High Commissioner to Canada. He is currently a CNO Distinguished International Fellow at the US Naval War College.


    • 30 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906
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    We will rethink the principles and values that serve as the foundation for the foreign policy of any major power in the world.

    The meaning for American foreign policy with its shifting focus and texture may be especially valuable as we search for an approach adjusted to the complexities of the 21st Century. Elements will be drawn from the "wisdom" of the most experienced lives of common Americans -- our grandmothers.

    Richard Farkas has been teaching at DePaul for over forty years.  He holds an honorary degree from Corvinus University and has lectured in Russia, Poland, Hungary, and Croatia.  His research compares strategies for political and economic development in post-Communist and post-conflict countries.  Professor Farkas  has consulted for some of the largest corporations in the U.S.  and has appeared frequently on U.S. and international media. 
    • 14 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Hope Club, 6 Benevolent Street, Providence, RI 02906
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    Valéry Freland is an alumnus of the French Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris and of the French École Nationale d’Administration (Class Leopold Sedar Senghor). He has a Master’s Degree in Law. After a few years spent at the Audiovisual Council between 1994 and 1997, he entered the Department of International Cooperation at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development.

    Upon graduating from the French École Nationale d’Administration in 2004, he was appointed Foreign Affairs Advisor and was summoned to the Department of European Affairs to work as Editor. Between 2007 and 2009, he served as Advisor for Audiovisual Media and Cultural Affairs at the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union in Brussels, during the French EU Presidency. Back in Paris, he held office as Deputy Director of Audiovisual Media and Communication Technologies before being sent on assignment as Diplomatic Advisor to the Office of the French Minister of Culture and Communication, Frédéric Mitterrand (2009-2010). In 2010, he was appointed as Advisor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs and Director of the French Institute in Tunis. Before taking office in the United States on September 1, 2015, he had been performing the duties of Deputy Director of University and Cultural Cooperation and Research since 2013.


    This event was originally scheduled for March.

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