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Sheba Crocker, CARE USA
Location: Memorial Hall
Date & Time: October 23, 2018 11:45 am
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Sheba Crocker is CARE USA’s Vice President for Humanitarian Programs & Policy. Sheba provides overall leadership and strategic guidance for CARE USA’s emergency and humanitarian operations, programs, and policy. She will discuss the United Nations’ enduring relevance in a time of global shifts.

Joe Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund
Location: War Memorial Center
Date & Time: October 30, 2018 11:45 am
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Joe Cirincione, author, MSNBC contributor and president of the global security foundation Ploughshares Fund, is one of the country’s foremost experts on nuclear threats and nuclear policy. He will discuss the risk of nuclear war today, focused on three interrelated regional issues: war in the Middle East given mounting tensions between the US and Iran; war with North Korea should nascent negotiations fail; and nuclear war triggered by miscalculation or intent as nations rebuild their arsenals and create nuclear weapons they believe will be more usable in conflicts.

Austin Ramirez, Husco International
Location: War Memorial Center
Date & Time: November 6, 2018 11:45 am
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Austin Ramirez, Husco International’s chief executive, said that recent and proposed tariff increases would immediately put Husco and other American manufacturers at a disadvantage to competitors abroad. The trade situation remains both ominous and volatile with no resolution in sight. How have the tariffs impacted Husco’s business? How is Husco dealing with the increasing uncertainly of international trade markets?
Austin Ramirez is the second-generation President and CEO of Husco International, a global engineering and manufacturing company. During his tenure as CEO, the company has grown more than 300% and been recognized as Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year. In 2016 he moved to Washington, DC to serve one year as a White House Fellow on the National Economic Council of both the Trump and Obama administrations.

John Gurda
Location: Memorial Hall
Date & Time: November 13, 2018 11:45 am
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