Symposium: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Statecraft (May 9- August 1, 2021)

To register for this class series email info@risingtidefoundation.net

1st Movement: The Ancients

Date: Sunday May 9 at 4pm EST
Title: Plato and Confucius, Spiritual Brothers and Philosopher Kings Living at the Two Ends of the World Island
Lecturer: Dr. Quan Le
Bio: Dr. Le is a practicing psychiatrist and geopolitical analyst with a focus on Asian history, culture and world religions.

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Date: Sunday May 16 at 4pm EST
Title: Plato’s Fight Against the Temple of Apollo at Delphi and the Cult of Democracy
Lecturer: Cynthia Chung
Bio: Cynthia is Editor and Co-Founder of the Rising Tide Foundation and is a writer for the Strategic Culture Foundation. She is a classically trained pianist with experience leading choral works and holds a BSC in Molecular Genetics.

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Date: Sunday May 23 at 1pm EST
Title: How Tragedy Can Heal Society: The Oresteia as Political Therapy
Lecturer: Dr. Nicolai Petro
Bio:  Dr. Petro is the Silvia-Chandley Professor of Peace Studies and Nonviolence (2017-2019) and Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island, in the United States. He also served as the US State Department‘s special assistant for policy on the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and is currently a Member of the Board at the Simone Weil Center and the American Committee for U.S.-Russian Accord.

2nd Movement: The Renaissance Emerges

Date: Sunday June 6 at 2pm EST
Title; Gottfried Leibniz and the Cameralist Tradition
Lecturer: Nancy Spannaus
Bio: Nancy is the President and founder of American System Now and author of the recently published Hamilton vs Wall Street and the 1977 book “The Political-Economy of the American Revolution”

Date: Sunday June 13 at 4pm EST
Title: The Principle of Westphalia and the Birth of International Law
Lecturer: Matthew Ehret
Bio: Matthew is a co-founder of the Rising Tide Foundation, Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Patriot Review and Senior Fellow of the American University in Moscow. He is a BRI Expert on Tactical Talk and a writer for the Strategic Culture Foundation.

3rd Movement: The Birth of a Republic

Date: Sunday June 20 at 1pm EST:
Title: A City on a Hill and Winthrop’s Grand Design
Lecturer: Sam Labrier
Bio: Sam has a degree in History from Concordia University and obtained his engineering degree from Ryerson University in Toronto. He has worked in the fields of nuclear engineering, electrical power engineering, and optical biophysics.

Date: Sunday June 27 at 4pm EST
Title: Benjamin Franklin’s Stroke of Genius and the Rise of the American System
Lecturer: Anton Chaitkin
Bio: Anton is a researcher, historian and activist who has published several best seller books on US history and politics including Treason in America: From Aaron Burr to Averell Harriman and the Unauthorized Biography of George Bush. Most recently he has published volume one of Who We Are: America’s Struggle for Universal Progress (1750s-1850s).

Date: Sunday July 4 at 4pm EST
Title: Shakespeare and Statecraft as Expressed by Abraham Lincoln
Lecturer: Martin Sieff
Bio: Martin is a veteran journalist, a writer for Strategic Culture Foundation, and author of “Cycles of Change: The Three Great Cycles of American History, & the Coming Crises That Will Lead to the Fourth“.

4th Movement: A New Global Paradigm Emerges

Date: Sunday July 11 at 4pm EST
Title: The Dream of an African Renaissance: Cheikh Anta Diop’s Grand Design
Lecturer: Nicholas Jones
Bio: Nicholas is a professional dancer with La Grande Ballet de Montreal who has performed around the world and recently founded the Artists Alliance for Africa as a non-profit devoted to bringing classical artistic training to children in Kenya with the goal of establishing a full academy in Africa.

Date: Sunday July 18 at 4pm EST
Title: The Bandung Conference and the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence
Lecturer: Cynthia Chung
Bio: Cynthia is Editor and Co-Founder of the Rising Tide Foundation and is a writer for the Strategic Culture Foundation. She is a classically trained pianist with experience leading choral works and holds a BSC in Molecular Genetics.

Date: Sunday July 25 at 4pm EST
Title: FDR to John F Kennedy: The Battle for the Soul of the Republic
Lecturer: TBA

Fifth Movement: Bridging the East-West Divide

Date: Sunday August 1 at 4pm EST
Title: China and the Founding of the United States
Lecturer: Dr. David Wang
Bio: Dave Wang is Manager of Hollis Library and Adjunct Professor of St. Johns University. Prof. Wang has published over twenty groundbreaking articles on the topic of Chinese influences on the founding fathers of America including the new book ‘China and the Founding of the United States: The Influence of Traditional Chinese Civilization’ published by Lexington Books this summer. You can find more of his work at https://foundingfathersandchina.blogspot.com

Date: August 8 at 4pm EST
Title: Russia and The USA
Lecturer: TBA

Date: Sunday August 15 at 4pm EST
Title: Statecraft in Modern Day China: From Sun Yat-sen to the New Silk Road
Lecturer: Dr. Quan Le
Bio: Dr. Le is a practicing psychiatrist and geopolitical analyst with a focus on Asian history, culture and world religions.

Epilogue

Date: Sunday August 22 at 4pm EST
Title: From Shelley to Plato: Why Poets are the Unacknowledged Legislators of World
Lecturer: Gerald Therrien
Bio: Gerald is a historian and author of a four volume series on Canadian History entitled ‘Canadian History Unveiled’ and has lectured on topics ranging from poetry, ancient Athenian culture, the renaissance and the Haitian revolution. He also serves as advisor to the Rising Tide Foundation.

New symposium begins (August 8): The Earth’s Next 1000 Years [schedule TBA]

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