2014 Leelanau Summinars
China, East Asia and Afghanistan: What does America's Rebalancing Mean? July 7, 2014 • Session I
About this Summinar
China faces growing problems with pollution, demographic challenges, corruption and a restive population. Meanwhile, China has been flexing its muscles over "islands" atop oil and gas deposits in the south China Sea, much to the concern of US allies - South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and The Philippines.
In Afghanistan, the results of presidential elections presumably will be final and the question of whether (or how many) US soldiers will remain after 2014 will be decided and our relationship with India and Pakistan will be in transition.
What all this means for the region should make for a lively discussion.
Jack Segal is adjunct Professor at Northwestern Michigan College, Co-Chairman, International Affairs Forum of Traverse City and host of Beyond the Headlines on Up North TV.
Date & Place
Monday, July 7, 2014
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Munnecke Room
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Monday, July 14, 2014
"The Middle East in Transition"
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Cost per person
$15 session I
$25 session I & II
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About the Leader
As Chief Political Advisor to NATO's operational commander from 2002-2010, Jack Segal made forty trips to Afghanistan, contributing to the strategic assessments of the Afghanistan operation for NATO and the President.
Jack served as a senior Foreign Service Officer at the White House, NSC Director for Non-proliferation and Export Controls and NSC Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia. He was Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary for International Security and Arms Control and earlier served as Office Director for the western Slavic countries including Ukraine, as arms control action officer on the State Department's Soviet Desk and in the Bureau of Intelligence.
Jack opened the first western Consulate General in central Russia (Yekaterinburg) and orchestrated the opening of the region to US investment and oil and gas exploitation, while promoting democracy among the region's young people. In Moscow he implemented nuclear and chemical weapons arms control agreements between the US and Russia.
In Israel, Jack worked closely with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in the Occupied Territories during the Intifada and the Gulf War. He represented the State Department at nuclear arms control negotiations (START 1) in Geneva and at US-Russian regional talks on Africa.
Jack was commissioned through Infantry OCS, serving two tours in Vietnam with the 4th and 25th Infantry Divisions and with the Army Security Agency in Germany. He holds an M.A. from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from Boston University.
Jack received the Bronze Star, two Meritorious Service Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, four State Department Superior Honor Awards, the NATO Medal for combat service in Afghanistan, the NATO Distinguished Service Medal.
Jack resides in Traverse City with his wife Karen, a former US Diplomat and Council on Foreign Relations Scholar. Their daughter, Maya, is a Senior at Interlochen Arts Academy.