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

  • June 02, 2016


    Great Debates: American Historian Joseph Ellis

    Featuring Joseph Ellis, American historian and author of The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789

    Program Location: Congress Hall, Independence National Historical Park, Chestnut & 6th Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Reception Location: Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration; 6 p.m. Program; 7:30 p.m. Cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception at the Hotel Monaco (for those ticket holders)

    This event is part of the Stan and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation Great Debates Series

    Made possible by AMETEK, SEI Private Wealth Management, and UGI Corporation

    Presented in partnership with Independence National Historical Park.

  • June 06, 2016


    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen

    Featuring Dr. Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Board Chair

    Location: Hyatt at the Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 1910
    Schedule: 11:30 a.m. Registration and refreshments reception; 12 p.m. Luncheon (for those ticket holders); 12:30 p.m. Program; 1:15 p.m. Conclusion

  • June 20, 2016


    Update on Global Terrorism

    Featuring Justin Siberell, Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State

    Location: The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Schedule: 11:30 a.m. Registration; 12 p.m. Program and Buffet Lunch; 1 p.m. Conclusion

  • September 27, 2016


    The Ten Commandments of Leadership: Lessons Learned from Our Top Presidents


    Featuring author Talmage Boston

    Location: Details to come...
    Schedule: Details to come...

  • October 13, 2016


    Patrick Harker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


    Featuring Patrick Harker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    Location: Details to come...
    Schedule: Details to come...