Indiana Council on World Affairs 
September 21, 2017 Distinguished Speaker 
Abdülhamit Bilici, Journalist in Exile from Turkey
"Turkish Freedom of the Press in Peril: Journalists Oppressed"
Indiana Council on World Affairs 
September 21, 2017 Distinguished Speaker 
Abdülhamit Bilici, Journalist in Exile from Turkey
"Turkish Freedom of the Press in Peril: Journalists Oppressed"
Indiana Council on World Affairs 
September 21, 2017 Distinguished Speaker 
Abdülhamit Bilici, Journalist in Exile from Turkey
"Turkish Freedom of the Press in Peril: Journalists Oppressed"
Indiana Council on World Affairs 
September 21, 2017 Distinguished Speaker 
Abdülhamit Bilici, Journalist in Exile from Turkey
"Turkish Freedom of the Press in Peril: Journalists Oppressed"
Indiana Council on World Affairs 
September 21, 2017 Distinguished Speaker 
Abdülhamit Bilici, Journalist in Exile from Turkey
"Turkish Freedom of the Press in Peril: Journalists Oppressed"
Indiana Council on World Affairs 
September 21, 2017 Distinguished Speaker 
Abdülhamit Bilici, Journalist in Exile from Turkey
"Turkish Freedom of the Press in Peril: Journalists Oppressed"
Indiana Council on World Affairs
September 21, 2017 Distinguished Speaker
Abdülhamit Bilici, Journalist in Exile from Turkey
"Turkish Freedom of the Press in Peril: Journalists Oppressed"
Indiana Council on World Affairs
September 21, 2017 Distinguished Speaker
Abdülhamit Bilici, Journalist in Exile from Turkey
"Turkish Freedom of the Press in Peril: Journalists Oppressed"
Indiana Council on World Affairs
September 21, 2017 Distinguished Speaker
Abdülhamit Bilici, Journalist in Exile from Turkey
"Turkish Freedom of the Press in Peril: Journalists Oppressed"

Indiana Council on World Affairs
October 19, 2017 Distinguished Speaker
Bernard L. Weinstein, PhD, Energy Economist

"America's Energy Future: US Economy Unleashed"

~ The United States has become the energy colossus of the world ~

Bernard L. Weinstein, PhD, Energy Economist
Date:  October 19, 2017
Reception:  5:30 to 6:15 pm
Dinner:  6:15 pm
Talk:  7:00 pm
Location:  The Willows
6729 Westfield Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46220
"Our newly discovered energy abundance gives us tremendous opportunity on the global scene while sustaining our economic competitiveness," exclaims Bernard L. Weinstein, PhD, energy economist.

"Energy now has a political dimension unimagined a decade ago," remarks  Dr. Weinstein, Associate Director,  Maguire Energy Institute, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University.

With the recent transformation of America into an energy superpower exporting-importing energy, our diplomatic, business, and government leaders can use energy as a key factor in foreign policy, such as: how US energy production and exportation affects other economies and how energy is used in US diplomatic relations with other countries, both friendly and not-so-friendly.

Dr. Weinstein will explain how US energy policy relates to all forms of energy, including: traditional oil and gas, nuclear, wind, solar, biomass, and bio-fuels.  And, hydraulic fracking will also be discussed.

While the US is #1 in the world for renewable energy, power grid reliability for electricity on demand remains the most critical component of the energy production and delivery system.  "We must maintain a diverse portfolio of power generating fuels to ensure grid integrity and reliability."

"Energy drives the economy and enables human innovation," argues Weinstein.  At the same time, we must be environmentally responsible in utilizing our new found energy abundance."

Bernard L. Weinstein holds an undergraduate degree in public administration from Dartmouth College, and a MA and a PhD in economics from Columbia University, and has studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science.  Recognized internationally as an energy expert, Dr. Weinstein engages with the media and shares his expertise at conferences world-wide, and in articles published by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times and many other publications.
The Indiana Council on World Affairs is a not-for-profit, non-partisan educational organization founded in 1955, as a member council of the World Affairs Councils of America, to foster an informed citizenry on matters of world affairs and American foreign policy. It is administered by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Directions: The Willows, 6729 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220, with a white picket fence, is located on the east side of the street, south of 75th Street, just north of Broad Ripple White River Bridge. 
Schedule: Reception: 5:30-6:15 pm. Dinner: 6:15 pm. Talk: 7:00 pm. This event is open to the public. 
Reservations for the Reception and Dinner, 5:30-7:00 pm: Reservations are due Monday, October 16, 2017. The cost is $32 for ICWA members, and members' guests, who pay by the due date. The cost is $36 for nonmembers as well as members who miss the due date. The reservation cut-off is 10/17/17. 
Reservations for the Talk, 7:00 pm: Reservations are requested, but not required. Guests are requested to not arrive before 6:45 pm. For members, the talk is $9. For nonmembers $10. Students $5.