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Challenges & Opportunities in the Evolving Middle East
August 13, 2014


 

Consul General Yaron SidemanJoin us for a breakfast briefing with the Consul General of Israel to the Mid-Atlantic Region, Yaron Sideman, as he discusses current events in a changing Middle East with Council president Craig Snyder. An audience Q&A segment will follow the conversation.

 

 

In cooperation with
The Middle East Forum

 

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DATE OF EVENT
Breakfast - Wednesday, August 13


LOCATION
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107


SCHEDULE
7:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
7:45 a.m. Program
8:45 a.m. Conclusion


EVENT OPTIONS

$2.00 of ​every ticket sale goes to the "Help Save Bodine" fund.

Members
Program: $20 or Lecture Pass*
*Lecture passes are accepted by mail only.

General Public
Program: $30

Full-time Students with ID - $12


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Pakistan's Fractured Reality: An Insider's View
September 23, 2014


 

Dr. Raza BokhariJust back from Pakistan, Council Vice Chairman Raza Bokhari will provide an insider’s analysis of the complexities of this South Asian nation and his ideas for how Pakistan may achieve self-reliance and stability in an unpredictable – and increasingly dangerous – region of the world.

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DATE OF EVENT
Breakfast - Tuesday, September 23, 2014


LOCATION
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107


SCHEDULE
7:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
7:45 a.m. Program
8:45 a.m. Conclusion


EVENT OPTIONS

$2.00 of ​every ticket sale goes to the "Help Save Bodine" fund.

Members
Program: $20 or Lecture Pass*
*Lecture passes are accepted by mail only.

General Public
Program: $30

Full-time Students with ID - $12


For the accommodation of special needs during events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair accesibility), please call Denise Bala at 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Hayley Boyle ext. 235.

 


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International Climate Summit 2014
December 10, 2014


Climate change. One of the most complex economic, political and diplomatic challenges of our time. On Wednesday, December 10, students from across the Greater Philadelphia region and around the world will convene at Temple University’s Fox School of Business, representing both industrialized and developing nations, as well as intergovernmental organizations like OPEC and the World Bank, to draft a legally binding, universal agreement on climate change.


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Grand Danube Passage
December 19, 2014


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Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage
January 20, 2015


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Cuba: After the Thaw
March 25, 2015


 

Cuba – island nation of white sand beaches, vintage cars and the spirit of Hemingway – has been off-limits to most American tourists and businesses for more than 50 years. With the recent announcement by President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro that the two countries would work to restore diplomatic relations, including easing travel and trade restrictions, many envision a “new normal” with our Caribbean neighbor.

Dr. Frank Argote-Freyre of Kean University and Dino Ramos, Senior Vice President of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia come to the Council to discuss the results of the historic January meeting of U.S State Department and Cuban officials in Havana, and what it means for relations after half a century of economic sanctions and diplomatic isolation.

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DATE OF EVENT
Wednesday, March 25, 2015


LOCATION
DoubleTree Center City
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


SCHEDULE
5:30 p.m. Registration and complimentary wine reception
6 p.m. Program
7:15 p.m. Conclusion


EVENT OPTIONS

Members
• Reception and program: $20 or Lecture Pass

General Public
• Reception and program: $30

Full-time Students (with valid ID)
• Reception and program: $12


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Thrive: Defining Success in the 21st Century featuring Arianna Huffington
April 08, 2015


 

Arianna HuffingtonJoin the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to examine the possibilities for successful solutions to the challenges we face each day in our personal lives and professional environments.

Arianna Huffington, chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, author of fourteen books – and one of the world’s most influential women - makes an impassioned and compelling case for redefining what it means to be “successful.”

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.

She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times' Bestseller list. Each paid ticketholder will receive a complimentary copy of Thrive.

Sponsored by
St. Joseph's University Erivan K. Haub School of Business

 

Cooperating Organization
Global Interdependence Center

 

 

The Ajay Raju Millennial Membership & Program Series    Pamela and Ajay Raju Foundation

7:15 to 8:15 p.m.
Following Arianna Huffington's discussion

Thriving in Philly and a Global Economy
A panel discussion featuring women business leaders

Women business leaders in finance, law, education, consulting, and nonprofit work will share their personal and career experiences and discuss efforts to combat gender discrimination, promote advances in education and health care, and suggest effective methods for achieving success in their respective fields, both at the local level and at the global level.

Featuring

Moderator:
Peggy Leimkuhler
Peggy Leimkuhler
Vice Chairman of the World Affairs Council
and Chief Operating Officer, EVP at Firstrust Bank

Nyla Koncurat
Nyla Koncurat
“The Closer”
Karlani Capital

Mazda Miles
Mazda Miles
CMM, Perfection Events; President-Elect, National Association of Women Business Owners, Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola
Dr. Christine
Martey-Ochola

Co-founder,
Sub-Saharan Africa Chamber of Commerce and 
White House Champion of Change

Syreeta Moore, Esq.
Syreeta J. Moore Esq.
Partner
Weber Gallagher

Vana Zervanos
Vana Zervanos
Associate Dean
Erivan K. Haub School of Business, Saint Joseph's University

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DATE OF EVENT
Wednesday, April 8, 2015


LOCATION
Union League of Philadelphia*
140 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

*Please be aware of the Union League's Dress Code Policy


SCHEDULE
5:30 p.m. Registration and speaker cocktail reception, book signing, and candid photos
6:00 p.m. Registration and refreshments reception
6:15 p.m. Program with Arianna Huffington
7:15 p.m. Ajay Raju Millennial Program panel discussion
8:15 p.m. Conclusion


EVENT OPTIONS

Members
•   $65: Speaker cocktail reception and book signing, program, preferred seating, and book 
•   $30: Program and book

Ajay Raju Millennial Members
•  $10:  Millennial Members panel discussion only (must be a current Millennial Member)

General Public
•   $90: Speaker cocktail reception and book signing, program, preferred seating, and book
•   $45: Program and book

Full-time Students (with valid ID)
•   $25: Program and book

Lecture passes cannot be used for this event, they are only accepted for “expert” speaker programs, usually those held in our conference room. We are accepting lecture passes for U.S. - Israel: A Strained Alliance? and Nuclear Nightmares.


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Work Rules! The Unorthodox Philosophy of Google’s Laszlo Bock
April 10, 2015


 

Special offer: Attend this event for free.

Laszlo BockThe brilliant and innovative Laszlo Bock, the visionary head of Google's People Operations, joins the Council to discuss the content of his book, Work Rules! including his unorthodox philosophy of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to a business, ensuring the best and brightest succeed.

From his position at Google, the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge, Bock offers his compelling and surprisingly playful manifesto with the potential to change how we work and live. In Work Rules! he discusses how to strike a balance between creativity and structure, leading to success that can be measured in quality of life and market share. Bock will offer advice on how to build a better company from within rather than from above, and reawaken the joy in what we do.

 

Sponsored by

Villanova University School of BusinessThe Center for Business Analytics

The Center for Global Leadership     The Center for Church Management and Business Ethics

 

Cooperating organization:
Main Line School Night

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DATE OF EVENT
Friday, April 10, 2015 - Luncheon


LOCATION
Villanova University Conference Center
629 County Line Road
Radnor, PA 19087

If you are using a GPS locator, please enter Latitude 40.05 and Longitude -75.35.


SCHEDULE
11:30 a.m. Speaker Reception
12 noon Program with Laszlo Bock and lunch


EVENT OPTIONS

Members 
•   $65: Speaker reception with refreshments, signed book, program, lunch
•   $30: Program and book

General Public
•   $90: Speaker reception with refreshments, signed book, program, lunch
•   $45: Program and book

Full-time Students (with valid ID) Millennial Members
•   $25: Program and book

Special offer: Attend this event for free.

Lecture passes cannot be used for this event, they are only accepted for “expert” speaker programs, usually those held in our conference room. We are accepting lecture passes for Cuba: After the Thaw and Nuclear Nightmares.


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Meet and Greet the Candidates: Philadelphia City Council
April 13, 2015


 

Meet and Greet Reception sponsored by the Global Philadelphia Association for the candidates for Philadelphia City Council.

Light beverages will be served.

Global Philadelphia Association

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DATE OF EVENT
Monday, April 13, 2015 - Afternoon


LOCATION
Global Philadelphia Association
Three Logan Square
Suite 3100
1717 Arch Street
Philadelphia PA 19103


SCHEDULE
4 p.m. Meet & Greet with City Council Candidates
5:30 p.m. Conclusion

 


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Hank Paulson on Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower
April 15, 2015


 

Special offer: Attend this event for free.

The Honorable Henry M. PaulsonWho really runs China? How did China become an economic superpower so quickly? How might Western business and political leaders engage, compete, and profit in – and even beat - China?

When Hu Jintao, China's then vice president, came to visit the New York Stock Exchange and Ground Zero in 2002, he asked Hank Paulson to be his guide. It was a testament to the pivotal role that Goldman Sachs played in helping China experiment with private enterprise. Former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson comes to the Council to discuss his unprecedented access to both the political and business leaders of modern China and to offer his thoughts on the complexities of the relationship between the U.S. and its counterpart on the opposite side of the globe.

Secretary Paulson will be interviewed by Michael Smerconish, CNN and Sirius Radio host.
Michael Smerconish

 


 

Media Partner
Global Philadelphia Association

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DATE OF EVENT
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - Evening


LOCATION
Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


SCHEDULE
6 p.m. Registration and Speaker cocktail reception, book signing and candid photos
6:30 p.m. Registration and refreshments reception
7 p.m. Program
8 p.m. Conclusion


EVENT OPTIONS

Members 
•   $95: Speaker cocktail reception, book signing, program, preferred seating and book
•   $45: Program & book

General Public
•   $125: Speaker cocktail reception, book signing, program, preferred seating & program
•   $65: Program & book

Full-time Students (with valid ID) Millennial Members
•   $30: Program & book

Special offer: Attend this event for free.

Lecture passes cannot be used for this event, they are only accepted for “expert” speaker programs, usually those held in our conference room. We are accepting lecture passes for Cuba: After the Thaw and Nuclear Nightmares.


For the accommodation of special needs during events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair accessibility), please call Denise Bala at 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Hayley Boyle ext. 235.

 


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The U.S. and Israel: A Strained Alliance?
April 21, 2015


 

Professor Uzi RabiJoin us for breakfast with Professor Uzi Rabi, as he discusses Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reelection, nuclear negotiations with Iran, the war against ISIS, tumult from Syria to Iraq and Yemen, and the status of the perennial Palestinian/Israeli conflict  – and how the U.S. and Israel might come to terms on these volatile issues.

Cooperating Organization
Tel Aviv University American Friends

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DATE OF EVENT
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Breakfast


LOCATION
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107


SCHEDULE
7:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8 a.m. Discussion with Professor Rabi
9 a.m. Adjournment


EVENT OPTIONS

Members
•   Program and continental breakfast: $20 or Lecture Pass

General Public
•   Program and continental breakfast: $30

Full-time Students (with valid ID) & Millennial Members
•   Program and continental breakfast: $12


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And the Good News Is... Dana Perino, former White House Press Secretary
May 07, 2015


 

Dana PerinoDana Perino was the voice of the White House from 2007-2009 under President George W. Bush. As only the second female press secretary in U.S. history (and the first female Republican) and one of the most widely-respected members of President Bush’s senior staff, Dana Perino became a keen analyst of the latest political news and an expert in crafting and communicating key messages under stressful conditions.

Ms. Perino joins the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to share insights, advice for success, and personal stories from her new memoir, And the Good News Is…, in which she reflects on her experiences with the often contentious White House press corps and gives readers a peek behind the scenes of Fox News’ The Five.

Ms. Perino will be interviewed on stage by
Mike Jerrick, Co-anchor, FOX 29 News

Mike Jerrick

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DATE OF EVENT
Thursday, May 7, 2015 - Evening


LOCATION
Hyatt at the Bellevue
200 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


SCHEDULE
5:30 Registration and speaker cocktail reception / book signing for those ticket holders or refreshments for program only ticket holders
6:15 Program
7:30 Private Dinner *

* The private dinner is sold out. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call 215-561-4700 ext. 200 to learn about membership or your benefits.


EVENT OPTIONS

Members
•   $75: Speaker cocktail reception and book signing, program, preferred seating, and book
•   $35: Program and book

General Public
•   $100: Speaker cocktail reception and book signing, program, preferred seating, and book
•   $55: Program and book

Full-time Students (with valid ID) & Millennial Members
•   $25: Program and book

Lecture passes cannot be used for this event, they are only accepted for “expert” speaker programs, usually those held in our conference room. We are accepting lecture passes for Cuba: After the Thaw and Nuclear Nightmares.


For the accommodation of special needs during events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair accessibility), please call Denise Bala at 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Hayley Boyle ext. 235.

 


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The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism, From al-Qa'ida to ISIS
May 13, 2015


 

Deputy Director Michael MorellFormer Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Michael J. Morell visits the Council to offer an unprecedented look into our nation's war against terrorism during the period he calls the "most remarkable in the history of the CIA.” Mr. Morell will discuss his book, The Great War of Our Time: An Insider's Account of the CIA's Fight Against Terrorism – from al Qa'ida to ISIS from the perspective of the only person with both President Bush when the World Trade Center towers fell on September 11, 2001 and with President Obama on May 1, 2011, during the capture and death of Osama Bin Laden.

Featured book:

The Great War of Our Time

 

Cooperating Organizations:

Global Philadelphia Association
and
The Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy


In the News

 

Michael Morell, former Deputy Director and second in command at the CIA, alleges that Edward Snowden’s leaks about U.S. Intelligence operations “played a role in the rise of ISIS.”

NPR: "Flawed Intelligence in the 'War of Our Time'" with Michael Morell

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DATE OF EVENT
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Evening


LOCATION
Philadelphia Marriott
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA


SCHEDULE
5:30 p.m. Cocktail reception & book signing OR refreshments reception (varies by ticket level)
6:15 p.m. Program


EVENT OPTIONS
Members
•   $65: Cocktail reception, program, signed book, preferred seating
•   $30: Program and book

General Public
•   $90: Cocktail reception, program, signed book, preferred seating
•   $45: Program and book

Full-time Students (with valid ID) & Millennial Members
•   $20: Program and book


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The Rational Middle: Creating Our Energy Future
June 02, 2015


 

The Rational Middle Energy SeriesEnergy. It’s all around us. It lights our homes, cooks our food, gets us to work, and helps to create almost every amenity we enjoy. But, as much as energy surrounds us, we rarely think about where it comes from, how much we use, or where our energy future is heading. This inherent disconnect presents a number of important challenges: How can we better understand our energy and its importance? How can we lessen the impacts of energy use and production?

With the need to provide access to energy, food, and clean water for a growing global population, economic efficiency, security, and the threat of the effects of climate change inaction, the energy future is a topic that needs to be addressed. Our ability to face these challenges with civil, solutions-based discussions is crucial to finding solutions that will benefit all mankind. The Rational Middle aims to jump start the discussion with a goal of creating change through individual, municipal, corporate, and government action.

Join the discussion with Rational Energy producer and director Gregory Kallenberg, Patrick Gurian, professor of Environmental Engineering, Drexel University, Adam Agalloco, Energy Manager of the City of Philadelphia's Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, and Mike Starck, Managing Director, Green Mountain Energy.

Together, we can create the energy future.

 

A program of the World Affairs Councils of America, The Rational Middle Energy Series is sponsored by Shell Oil Company (Shell). The Views expressed as part of The Rational Middle Energy Series may not necessarily reflect the views of Shell or any of its affiliates.

World Affairs Councils of America
Shell Oil Company

 

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DATE OF EVENT
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - Evening


LOCATION
DoubleTree Center City
237 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


SCHEDULE
5:30 p.m.  Wine and hors d’oeuvres reception
6 p.m. Program: viewing of two short RM documentary films, followed by moderated conversation and audience Q&A
7:15 p.m. Conclusion


EVENT OPTIONS

Members
•   Program and reception: $20 or Lecture Pass*
*Lecture passes accepted for the wine and hors d’oeuvre reception and discussion… last chance to use your passes before the summer!

General Public
•   Program and reception: $30

Full-time Students (with valid ID) & Current Millennial Members
•   Program and reception (must be 21+ years old): $12

New Millennial Members
•   Complimentary with new membership


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Panama Canal and Costa Rica Cruise
July 07, 2015


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The Mediterranean Sea & Civilization: Rome to Lisbon
July 23, 2015


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Cultural Cuba
August 01, 2015


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London Immersion
August 01, 2015


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Aix-en-Provence
August 01, 2015


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Insider's Japan
August 03, 2015


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Island Life In Cuba
August 10, 2015


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Sustaining the Start-up Nation: Israel as a Global Business Partner
August 19, 2015


Israel, though only 60 years old and with a population of some seven million, has the highest density of tech startups in the world. Tel Aviv is the world's second leading startup ecosystem internationally, after Silicon Valley.  In 2014, Tel Aviv University was #9 in the world for universities producing American venture capital-backed entrepreneurs.

Dr. Moshe Zviran, professor of Information Systems at the Recanati Business School and Dean of the faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University, comes to the Council to discuss his work and Israel’s role as a global business partner.

 

Co-sponsor
Tel Aviv University American Friends

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DATE OF EVENT
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - Luncheon


LOCATION
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107


SCHEDULE
11:30 a.m. Registration & lunch
12 p.m. Program
1 p.m. Conclusion


EVENT OPTIONS

Members: WAC and MEF
•   Program and lunch: $30

General Public
•   Program and lunch: $45

Full-time Students (with valid ID) & Millennial Members
•   Program only: $20


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Peru with Ambassador Heather Hodges
August 31, 2015


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Legends of the Nile
September 08, 2015


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Waterways of Holland and Belgium
September 10, 2015


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The Rule of Law as Precondition to 21st Century Progress
September 17, 2015


Justice Stephen BreyerIs progress around the world toward freedom and prosperity tied to progress toward nations of different cultures embracing what Americans call “the rule of law?” Are there legitimate alternative perspectives, compared to the American understanding of the concept for what constitutes “the rule of law?” What is the proper role, if any, for U.S. legal institutions, and for American foreign policy, in the international promotion of “the rule of law?”

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, author of The Court and the World, joins World Affairs Council members for the second annual program in historic Congress Hall in partnership with the Independence National Historical Park. Justice Breyer will examine the work of SCOTUS in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of public and private activity–from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade–obliges the Court to consider and understand circumstances beyond America’s borders.
           
Following Justice Breyer’s session, international jurists Mrs. Suet-Fern Lee, Managing Partner of Morgan Lewis in Singapore and board member of the World Justice Project, and Dr. Amel Mili, former Magistrate in the Administrative Tribunal of Tunisia, will discuss the present and future development of the rule of law in all the key regions of the world

 

Sponsored by
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

In partnership with
Independence National Historical Park

 


 

This is a Council Members only event.

Places are limited to current Council members only. Join/renew your Council membership for access to this event and exclusive membership benefits and discounted pricing for our regularly scheduled programs throughout the year.

Membership dues directly support our Global Leadership Programs for 2,200 students across 90 schools, teaching them the values of responsible citizenship and helping them build the critical skills necessary for success in an increasingly international workforce.

For more information on Membership benefits, please click here. To join or renew your membership online, please click here.

Not sure if your World Affairs Council membership is current? Contact Council staff at 215-561-4700, ext. 200, ext. 221, or membership@wacphila.org for questions regarding your membership, to join/renew, and to sign up for this event.

 


The Stan and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation “Great Debates” Series of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia will explore the most pressing and vexing public policy questions facing our nation and the world, seeking to bring together some of the best and most provocative minds, with differing points of view, on these questions, creating a forum for audiences to decide for themselves “the whole truth.”

The “Great Debates” series is being made possible by a challenge grant from the Stan and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation, with the challenge having been met by Council supporters UGI Corporation, AMETEK, Inc., and SEI Private Wealth Management. 

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DATE OF EVENT
Thursday, September 17, 2015 - Evening


PROGRAM LOCATION
Congress Hall
Independence National Historical Park
Chesnut & 6th Streets
Philadelphia, PA

RECEPTION LOCATION
Union Trust
717 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA


SCHEDULE
6:00 p.m. Registration at Congress Hall
6:30 p.m. Program at Congress Hall
7:45 p.m. Reception at Union Trust


EVENT OPTIONS
Members
$125: Program, book, and reception

Full-time Students (with valid ID)
$25: Program only (very limited seating)


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Pope Francis: New Views on Pomp and Politics
September 24, 2015


“Who am I to judge?” Those were the words of Pope Francis when asked about gay priests. As the future of Catholicism is debated and polarization within the Church continues, can Pope Francis stand firm against his detractors, save the faith from decline, and create a legacy unlike any of his Vatican predecessors?

During the week-long World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis's first visit to Philadelphia, join us for a candid discussion with internationally-acclaimed journalist and author Marco Politi on the papacy of the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Jorge Maria Bergoglio.  Politi will discuss his book, Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution, and guide us through Francis's papacy and his sometimes controversial theological, political and social views ranging from climate change to gay rights… and beyond the boundaries of Catholic orthodoxy.

Copies of Mr. Politi’s book will be available for sale and signing at the event.

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DATE OF EVENT
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - Evening


LOCATION
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
One South Broad Street, Suite 2M
Philadelphia, PA 19107


SCHEDULE
5:30 p.m. Registration & wine reception
6 p.m. Program
7 p.m. Conclusion


EVENT OPTIONS

Members
•   Program and wine reception: $20 or Lecture Pass

General Public
•   Program and wine reception: $30

Full-time Students (with valid ID) & Millennial Members
•   Program only: $10


For the accommodation of special needs during events (e.g. hearing/vision impairments, dietary restrictions, wheelchair accessibility), please call Denise Bala at 215-561-4700 ext. 227 or Hayley Boyle ext. 235.

 


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