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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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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


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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Treasures of Northern Italy
March 31, 2015


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Grand Danube Passage
March 31, 2015


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


 

Special offer: Attend this event for free.

Arianna Huffington

Join 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

Kellie D'Andrea
Kellie D'Andrea
President
NEST International

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)
Special Offer: Not a Millennial Member? Click here to attend for free!

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

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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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.


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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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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Island Life of Cuba
April 17, 2015


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


 

Special offer: Attend this event for free.

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.

 


Have dinner with Dana Perino

Join the Council for an exclusive opportunity to dine with Dana Perino at the Bellevue following the program.  This opportunity is offered to all current Council members and will be limited to 30 total guests. Take advantage of this rare opportunity for in-depth discussion with the former White House Press Secretary.

Tickets are $125 per person.

Consider joining, renewing, or upgrading your membership to regularly receive invitations to these types of events.

Call 215-561-4700 ext. 200 or 221 for more information.

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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 *

* To attend the private dinner, 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

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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Viet Nam and Cambodia
May 08, 2015


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Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late
May 19, 2015


 

Joe CirincioneThere is a high risk that someone will use, by accident or design, one or more of the 17,000 nuclear weapons in the world today. These weapons, possessed by states large and small, stable and unstable, remain an ongoing nightmare. Many thought such threats ended with the Cold War or that current policies can prevent or contain nuclear disaster. Joseph Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation, will offer his opinion on the myth and reality of nuclear weaponry.

Joseph Cirincione is the author of Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late, which will be available for purchase at the event, Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons and Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Threats. He serves on the Secretary of State's International Security Advisory Board and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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DATE OF EVENT
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - Evening


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


SCHEDULE
5:30 p.m. Registration and 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 and wine reception (must be 21+ years old): $12


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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