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

  • August 03, 2016

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    2016 Atlas Award Honoring Vice President Biden

    Honoring the Hon. Joseph R. Biden, Vice President of the United States
    Recognizing local honoree, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Thomas Jefferson University

    Location: The Hyatt at the Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Young Friends of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia Atlas Award AND 5:30 p.m. Registration and cocktail reception OR refreshments; 6:30 p.m. Atlas Award Program; 7:30 p.m. Dinner (for those ticket holders); 9:00 p.m. Adjournment  Schedule is tentative and subject to final confirmation

  • September 20, 2016

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    An Evening with Sue Klebold

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    Author of A Mother's Reckoning and mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the students responsible for the Columbine tragedy in 1999.

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

  • September 27, 2016

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

    Election 2016 Series Part I

    Featuring author Talmage Boston

    Location: The Union League, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Conclusion

    Presented in partnership with the Union League of Philadelphia

  • October 13, 2016

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    Patrick Harker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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    Featuring Patrick Harker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

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

  • October 18, 2016

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    Courageous or Cowardly? Assessing the Risk-taking Tendencies of the Presidential Candidates

    Election 2016 Series Part II

    Featuring Michael Horowitz, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, and author of Why Leaders Fight

    Location: The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Conclusion

  • December 01, 2016

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    An Evening with Author Thomas L. Friedman

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    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist,  author, and New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman

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