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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 2020 Lectures

Wednesday – March 4, 2020 - 12:30 --- 1:30pm

Title: “Putin’s “2024 Problem””

Speaker: Dr. Gordon Smith, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Political Science, University of South Carolina

Cost and Payment Information: We have two payment options: check and online, cash will not be accepted

Must RSVP by Sunday, 3/1/2020 before (11:45pm)

By check: https://walkerinstitute.wufoo.com/forms/qxelsug1bppp2j/

Online payment(credit card): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/palmetto-forum-march-2020-tickets-94684414633

Sponsored by: The 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

For more information: Please check our website, like us on Facebook, or call (803) 777-8180

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 2 days prior to the event. Reservations that are not cancelled will be billed.

Download the flyer from this link

Wednesday – February 5, 2020 - 12:30 --- 1:30pm


Title: “From Mine to Market: Diamonds and 19th-Century Transatlantic Trade”

Speaker: Dr. Saskia Coenen Snyder, Associate Professor of History, University of South Carolina

Cost and Payment Information: We have two payment options: check and online, cash will not be accepted

Must RSVP by Sunday, 2/3/2020 before (11:45pm)

*By check at  https://walkerinstitute.wufoo.com/forms/q1eibf30981lka/

*Online payment(credit card) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/palmetto-forum-february-2020-tickets-89646399795 (This is a non-refundable purchase)

Sponsored by: The 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

For more information: Please check our website, like us on Facebook, or call (803) 777-8180

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 2 days prior to the event. Reservations that are not cancelled will be billed.

Download the flyer from this link


Fall 2019 Lectures

Wednesday – December 4, 2019 - 12:30 --- 1:30pm
Title: “Breaking Down the Breakdown of Democracy in Venezuela”

Speaker: Dr. Matthew Wilson, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina

Cost and Payment Information: We have two payment options: check and online, cash will not be accepted

Must RSVP by Sunday, 12/1/2019 before (11:45pm)

*Pay By using the form at:  https://walkerinstitute.wufoo.com/forms/qhkcrwu188kh9q/

*Pay Online payment(credit card) at : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/palmetto-forum-december-2019-tickets-81813102191 (This is a non-refundable purchase)

Sponsored by: The 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

For more information: Please check our website, like us on Facebook, or call (803) 777-8180

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 2 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

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Wednesday – November 6, 2019 - 12:30 --- 1:30pm

Title: “Democracy building after authoritarianism - THE CHALLEGES TO LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IN POLAND (and Eastern Europe) 30 years after the 1989 reFolution”

Speaker: Dr. Bohdan Szklarski, Visiting Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina

Cost and Payment Information:

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

*Payments at the Door, by check only

   Must RSVP by Sunday, 11/3/2019 before (11:45pm) by Clicking: https://walkerinstitute.wufoo.com/forms/q46g1ej0jevy50/

*Payments in Advance, pre-paid online, non-refundable purchase

    Must RSVP and pre-pay by Sunday, 11/3/2019 before (11:45pm) by Clicking:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/palmetto-forum-november-2019-tickets-76817034819

Sponsored by: The 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

For more information: Please check our website, like us on Facebook, or call (803) 777-8180

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 2 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

Link to download the event flyer

Title: “The Middle East after the Israeli elections”

Speaker: Dr. Josef Olmert, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of South Carolina

Sponsored by: The 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, by check only

   Must RSVP by Sunday, 9/29/2019 before (11:45pm)

*Payments in Advance, pre-paid online, non-refundable purchase

    Must RSVP and pre-pay by Sunday, 9/29/2019 before (11:45pm) by following to the payment portal here

For more information: Please check our website, like us on Facebook, or call (803) 777-8180

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 2 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

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