Speaker Events

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia for timely and informative events featuring some of the world’s most influential leaders and experts. Gain firsthand insight into the most critical issues of the day while having the opportunity to meet and interact with the people who shape our world.

 

Upcoming Speaker Events

  • January 19, 2017

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    A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order

    Featuring Richard N. Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order
    Location: Montgomery McCracken, 123 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19109
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration and reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Conclusion

  • March 16, 2017

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    Intelligence Wars: A Discussion with General Michael Hayden about the CIA and NSA

    Featuring General Michael Hayden, Retired United States Air Force four-star general and former Director of the National Security Agency, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

    Featured bookPlaying to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

    Location: Information to come...

    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens; 5:30 - 6 p.m. Speaker Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Conclusion

  • April 04, 2017

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    Global Stability & Insecurity Series: Latin America’s Role in 2017 and Beyond

    Featuring the Honorable Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico and a panel of experts who will discuss Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela

    Location: Information to come...
    Schedule: 4:00 p.m. Registration for "panel discussion only" attendees & "full event" attendees; 4:15 p.m. Panel discussion; 5:30 p.m. Registration for "keynote speaker" attendees; 5:30 p.m. Speaker reception; 6:15 p.m. Keynote speaker; 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

    This event is part of the Stan and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation "Great Debates" and made possible by AMETEK, SEI Private Wealth Management, and UGI Corporation.

  • May 09, 2017

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    The United States and Pakistan: Perhaps the World’s Greatest “Frenemies”

    Featuring Ambassador Munir Akram, former Permanent Representative from Pakistan to the UN

    Location: Information to come...

    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens; 5:30 - 6 p.m. Speaker Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Conclusion