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Crisis in Ukraine: On the Brink of Civil War?
June 04, 2014


 

Dr. Michael HorowitzRecent events in Ukraine might indicate that the crisis may be escalating into civil war, with the new administration in Kiev attempting to maintain order as pro-Russian rebels, vigorously defended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, seize city after city.  Will U.S. sanctions against Russia’s powerful elite make a difference? Is NATO prepared to defend Ukraine?

Join the discussion on the future of Ukraine with Dr. Michael Horowitz, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania.

 

In cooperation with
Mid-Atlantic Russia Business Council

 

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DATE OF EVENT
Evening - Wednesday, June 4, 2014


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

DINNER LOCATION
McCormick & Schmick's
One South Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
 


SCHEDULE
5:30 p.m. Registration and wine reception
6 p.m. Program
7:00 p.m. Program conclusion
7:15 p.m. Dinner


EVENT OPTIONS

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

Members
Wine reception & program: $20 or Lecture Pass
Wine Reception, Program & Private Dinner: SOLD OUT

General Public
Wine reception & program: $30
Wine Reception, Program & Private Dinner: SOLD OUT

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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After the Arab Spring: Successes and Failures in a Shifting Middle East
June 10, 2014


 

Dr. Paul SalemDeath sentences for members of the Muslim Brotherhood were recently handed down by Egypt’s criminal court, and more than 100,000 Syrians have died as a result of the carnage of Syria’s civil war. Yet, millions of Iraqis embraced the right to vote in recent elections, and in other countries, new governments and constitutions are in place.

Dr. Paul Salem, Vice President for Policy and Research at the Middle East Institute in Washington, D.C., will join us to discuss the historic changes taking place in the Middle East and will offer his insights on the rapidly-changing political, social and economic conditions in Egypt, Syria and their neighbors.

 

In cooperation with
Middle East Forum

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DATE OF EVENT
Luncheon - Tuesday, June 10, 2014


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

Bring your own lunch to this event, the Council will provide refreshments.
 


SCHEDULE
12 noon Registration and lunch
12:30 p.m. Program
1:30 p.m. Conclusion


EVENT OPTIONS

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

Members
Program: $20 or Lecture Pass

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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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


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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The Way Forward: A Conversation with Congressman Paul Ryan
August 20, 2014


 

Congressman Paul RyanCongressman and former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-WI) comes to the Council to discuss his political vision for 2014 and beyond as described in his forthcoming book The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

He will explain why he feels conservatism is essential for America’s future and will discuss the challenges the GOP had in reaching a majority of voters in the 2012 election. His book and his talk examine the state of the Republican party and its future, emphasizing his belief in conservatism and its ideals.

Each paid ticketholder will receive a complimentary signed copy of
The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

The Way Forward

 

Presented in partnership with
Wilmington Trust

 

Millennial Members “Talk Back”

Moderated by Mr. Dan Kessler, Investment Analyst, Brandywine Realty Trust & National Finance Chair, Young Professionals for “Ready for Hillary”

If you’re a Millennial Member of the Council, please join us for a “Talk Back” facilitated discussion, including a cash bar happy hour, immediately following the event with Congressman Paul Ryan to voice your thoughts and questions with moderator Dan Kessler.

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DATE OF EVENT
Evening - Wednesday, August 20, 2014


LOCATION
The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


SCHEDULE
6:00 p.m. Registration and receptions
7:00 p.m. Program
8:00 p.m. Conclusion

MILLENNIAL MEMBERS “TALK BACK” SCHEDULE:
8 p.m. Millennial Members “Talk Back” happy hour (cash bar) and facilitated discussion with Dan Kessler
9 p.m. Conclusion of the “Talk Back”


EVENT OPTIONS

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

Members
• Speaker Cocktail Reception, candid photos, program, complimentary signed book: $125 
• Wine reception, program and complimentary signed book: $65

Millennial Members
• Speaker Cocktail Reception, candid photos, program, complimentary signed book, "Talk Back" session with Dan Kessler: $125
• Wine reception, program and complimentary signed book, "Talk Back" session with Dan Kessler: $65

General Public
• Speaker Cocktail Reception, candid photos, program, complimentary signed book: $175
• Wine reception, program and complimentary signed book: $90

Full time students with valid ID
• Program and complimentary signed book: $30


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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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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Deconstructing Iran: Journalism on the Ground
October 02, 2014


 

Iran, whose ancient history and storied civilizations set the stage for modern Persian life and culture, is an enigma to many.  Threats of nuclear weapons, economic sanctions, and impressions created by Iran’s authoritarian government create a high level of discomfort among Westerners. Coming to the Council to deconstruct the puzzle and offer a glimpse into the Iranian psyche are The Washington Post’s Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, the Tehran correspondent for The National, the United Arab Emirates' main English newspaper.

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DATE OF EVENT
Evening - Thursday, October 2, 2014


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


SCHEDULE
5:30 p.m. Millennial reception
5:45 p.m. Registration and general wine reception
6 p.m. Program
7:30 p.m. Dinner


EVENT OPTIONS

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

Members
Program: $20 or Lecture Pass*
Program & Dinner: $90
*Lecture passes are accepted by mail only.

General Public
Program: $30
Program & Dinner: $120

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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