Calendar

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

 

Register Here

Receive News & Special Offers

 

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.

 


Download Event


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

Register Here

Receive News & Special Offers

 

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.

 


Download Event


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

 

Register Here

Receive News & Special Offers

 

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.

 


Download Event


SOLD OUT - 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

 

 

Michael Smerconish

Congressman Ryan will be in conversation with Michael Smerconish, radio personality on SiriusXM Channel 124 and the host of CNN’s “Smerconish” on Saturday mornings.

 

Congressman Ryan 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 happy hour with a complimentary glass of wine, immediately following the event with Congressman Paul Ryan to voice your thoughts and questions with moderator Dan Kessler.

SOLD OUT

 

Receive News & Special Offers

 

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 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.

SOLD OUT


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.

 


Download Event


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.

Register Here

Receive News & Special Offers

 

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.

 


Download Event


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.

 

Important Update

On Tuesday, July 22,  Jason Rezaian and Yeganeh Salehi were detained in Iran as first stated by U.S. officials and The Washington Post and then confirmed by Iran on July 25th.

The Council is hopeful for the release and safe passage home of Rezaian and Salehi, and will continue to take reservations for this event on October 2nd until further notice. 

Register Here

Receive News & Special Offers

 

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.

 


Download Event


The End of Greatness: Will America Have (or Do We Need) Another Great President?
October 29, 2014


 

The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great PresidentWhat makes a president “great”—creating new powers for the office and new programs for the federal government or getting the federal government out of the way of Americans’ freedom to pursue happiness in their own ways?

Are “strong” presidents—like Lincoln and FDR—the “great” ones or are they some of those whose names many Americans wouldn’t even recognize, but who presided over periods of peace and prosperity?

In anticipation of the 2016 presidential election campaign, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Independence National Historical Park will host a debate on the executive office itself and discuss the type of president America really needs in the Oval Office. In this discussion, we will ask the questions: Should we, as citizens, continue to aspire to “greatness” in our only nationally elected office—and what does that mean, anyway?

Arguing in favor of a “strong” presidency is David Eisenhower, director of the Institute for Public Service at University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. He is the grandson of President Dwight Eisenhower and the son-in-law of President Richard Nixon, and the author Eisenhower at War 1943-1945, a Pulitzer Prize finalist.  Opposing the need for a “strong” president is Aaron David Miller,  vice president for New Initiatives and a distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and author of The End of Greatness: Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President.

Join us for this fourth segment in our “Great Debates” series –  a rare public event in America’s Congress Hall, where the U.S. Congress met when Philadelphia was the capital from 1790-1800. Independence National Historical Park Superintendent Cindy Macleod will offer welcome remarks.

Registration to open soon.

 

Receive News & Special Offers

 

DATE OF EVENT
Wednesday, October 29, 2014


LOCATION
Congress Hall
6th & Chestnut Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19106


SCHEDULE
Information to come.


EVENT OPTIONS

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

Information to come.


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.

 


Download Event