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

  • March 30, 2017

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    Careers in Diplomacy: A Young Friends Event

    Featuring Usha E. Pitts, Diplomat in Residence, U.S. Department of State

    Location: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia, PA
    Schedule: 6 p.m. Registration and reception; 6:30 p.m. Program; 8:00 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, presenting keynote remarks, "The Future of U.S.-Mexico Relations: A Conversation with Former President Vicente Fox"

    Panel discussion: "Protests, Peace, and Foreign Policy: A Panel Discussion about Latin America"
    • Opening remarks: Dr. Jonathan Doh, Center for Global Leadership, Faculty Director, Villanova University
    • José R. Cárdenas, consultant, Vision Americas and former Acting Assistant Administrator for Latin America and the Caribbean, U.S. Agency for International Development
    • Michael Matera, Director and Senior Fellow, Americas Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
    • Ana Quintana, Policy Analyst, Latin America and the Western Hemisphere, The Heritage Foundation

    Location: Connelly Center, Villanova University, 800 E. Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA 19085

    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; 6:00 p.m. Keynote speaker; 7:00 p.m. Conclusion

    Education sponsor: Villanova University School of Business

    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.

  • April 19, 2017

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    Strategic Choices for a Turbulent World

    Featuring Andrew Hoehn, author of Strategic Choices for a Turbulent World and Senior Vice President, Research and Analysis, RAND Corporation

    Location: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens; 5:30 - 6 p.m. Wine Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Conclusion

  • April 27, 2017

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    Project Drawdown: 100 Technological and Social Solutions to Climate Change

    Featuring Paul Hawken, Founder and Executive Director, Project Drawdown; best-selling author and one of the environmental movement’s leading voices

    Featured Book: Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming

    Location: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration; 5:30-6 p.m. Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Book signing; 7:30 p.m. Conclusion

  • May 11, 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: Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St., 51st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens; 5:45 p.m. Dinner begins; 6:30 p.m. Program; 7:30 p.m. Conclusion

    Sponsored by: Key Bank

  • May 15, 2017

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    How Travel Can Change the World: A Young Friends Event with Quizzo

    Featuring Andrew Solomon, Ph.D., Writer and lecturer on politics, culture and psychology; Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center; and President of PEN American Center; author of Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World

    Featured Book: Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World

    Location: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia, PA
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration; 5:30 – 6 p.m. Wine Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 6:45 p.m. Book Signing; 7 p.m. Quizzo; 8 p.m. Conclusion

  • May 30, 2017

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    Stories from Our Veterans: From Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan

    Featuring James Wright, President Emeritus, Dartmouth College and author of Enduring Vietnam

    Featured book: Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War

    Location: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia, PA
    Schedule: 5 p.m. Registration; 5:30 – 6 p.m. Wine Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7:15 p.m. Book Signing; 7:30 p.m. Conclusion