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The Palmetto Forum

Palmetto Forum

The Palmetto Forum is a world affairs luncheon seminar designed to stimulate discussion of international issues within Columbia's professional community.

Members meet on the first Monday of the month at Columbia's Palmetto Club, located at 1231 Sumter Street. The forum's membership has expanded to over 300 subscribers, among them some of Columbia's most prominent citizens. 

Spring 2018 Lectures

September 5

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Gerald McDermott, Professor of Darla Moore School of Business, USC

Title: “Assessing the Future of the Divided Korea”

Sponsored by: Walker Institute and The Palmetto Forum is made possible in part by generous support from South State Wealth

Location: The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street

Cost and Payment Information:

Checks must be made payable to Walker Institute, no cash will be accepted

*Payments at the Door

   Must RSVP by Wednesday, August 29, 2018 before (11:45pm) by Clicking here

   $25.00 at the door by check only

*Payments in Advance

    Must RSVP and pre-pay by Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 2018 before (11:45pm) by Clicking here

   $25.00 pre-paid online, non-refundable purchase

Cancellation Policy:

If you have reserved your spot for this event and cannot attend, please call our office (803) 777-8180 to cancel your reservation no later than 4 days prior to the event. Reservations that are not cancelled will be billed.

Audience: Open to all of USC and general public

Attire: Business/Professional

Flyer[pdf]

 

Spring 2017 Lectures

April 5

 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 12:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Helmut Albrecht- Heyward Gibbes Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine, USC

Title: " If you thought nukes were scary, try bioterrorism"

Sponsored by: Walker Institute and The Palmetto Forum is made possible in part by generous support from South State Wealth

Location: The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street

Cost and Payment Information:

Checks must be made payable to Walker Institute, no cash will be accepted

*Payments at the Door

   Must RSVP by Wednesday-March 28, 2018 before (11:45pm) by Clicking here

   $25.00 at the door by check only

*Payments in Advance

    Must RSVP and pre-pay by Wednesday- March 28, 2018 before (11:45pm) by Clicking here

   $25.00 pre-paid online, non-refundable purchase

Cancellation Policy:

If you have reserved your spot for this event and cannot attend, please call our office (803) 777-8180 to cancel your reservation no later than 4 days prior to the event. Reservations that are not cancelled will be billed.

Audience: Open to all of USC and general public

Attire: Business/Professional

Flyer Download

March 1

Palmetto Forum Seminar

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:30pm

Speaker: Dr. Krista Van Fleit- Director, Center for Asian Studies and Islamic World Studies, USC

Title: "Bollywood to Beijing: Film Exchange in the Asian Century"

Sponsored by: Walker Institute and The Palmetto Forum is made possible in part by generous support from South State Wealth

Location: The Palmetto Club, 1231 Sumter Street

Cost and Payment Information:

Checks must be made payable to Walker Institute, no cash will be accepted

*Payments at the Door

   Must RSVP by Wednesday-February 28, 2018 before (11:45pm) by Clicking here

   $25.00 at the door by check only

*Payments in Advance

    Must RSVP and pre-pay by Wednesday- February 28, 2018 before (11:45pm) by Clicking here

   $25.00 pre-paid online, non-refundable purchase

Cancellation Policy:

If you have reserved your spot for this event and cannot attend, please call our office (803) 777-8180 to cancel your reservation no later than 4 days prior to the event. Reservations that are not cancelled will be billed.

Audience: Open to all of USC and general public

Attire: Business/Professional

Flyer Download

February 1

Dr. Stanislav MarkusAssociate Professor of International Business and Business Partnership Foundation Fellow – Darla Moore School of Business at USC

"Putin's Russia Inside Out"

 

Past Lectures

Fall 2016
December 7

Dr. Helmut Albrecht, Professor and Chair of Clinical Internal Medicine at USC
"MERS, Ebola and Zika, Oh My!"

November 2

Donald Fowler, Adjunct Faculty - Department of Political Science at USC
"Who will win in this WEIRDEST election ever? Guesses and maybe reasons."

October 5

Dr. Gordon B. Smith, Emeritus Faculty - Department of Political Science at USC
"What Makes Vladimir Putin Tick?"

September 7

Dr. Robert Cox, Director at Walker Institute and Professor with Department of Political Science at USC
"Brexit: The Future of the European Union"