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

  • 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: 6 p.m. Registration; 6:30 p.m. Program; 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

    Presented in partnership with the Union League of Philadelphia.

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

  • September 29, 2016

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    The Great Trade Debate: A Front-line Perspective

    Featuring Michael L. Ducker, President & CEO of FedEx Freight and Vice Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

    Location: Marriott Courtyard, 21 North Juniper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration & Reception; 6:00 p.m. Program; 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

    Presented in partnership with the Fox School of Business at Temple University.
    Thank you to the World Trade Center of Philadelphia for the promotional support.

  • October 13, 2016

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    A Conversation with Patrick T. Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    Featuring Patrick Harker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

    Location: Top of the Tower, 1717 Arch Street, 51st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Schedule: 11:30 a.m. Registration; 12:00 p.m. Lunch; 12:15 p.m. Program; 1:15 p.m. Conclusion

  • 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

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

  • October 20, 2016

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    Japan Matters for the U.S., Japan Matters for Pennsylvania

    A panel discussion re-evaluating the benefits and importance of U.S.-Japan relations to the United States
    Location: The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Schedule: 11:30 a.m. Registration & Lunch; 12 p.m. Program; 1:30 p.m. Conclusion

  • October 27, 2016

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    From Overseas to Center City: Global Economics and the Impact on Philadelphia Business

    Look no further than Philadelphia for international business opportunities. Hear from business leaders as they discuss positioning Greater Philadelphia as a top city for international business.
    Location: Loews Hotel Philadelphia, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Schedule: 7:30 a.m.  – 10:00 a.m.

  • November 17, 2016

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    What Just Happened?: Post-Election, Post-Partisan, Presidential Punditry

    Election 2016 Series Part III

    Featuring Chris Mottola, political consultant; Andi Johnson, political consultant; and David Eisenhower, presidential historian and host of the Council's public television show, The Whole Truth

    Location: Congress Hall, 6th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Schedule: 5:30 Registration; 6 Program; 7:15 Conclusion

    Presented in partnership with Independence National Historical Park.

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

  • December 01, 2016

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    An Evening with Thomas L. Friedman

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

    Location: DoubleTree Philadelphia Downtown, 237 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration & Reception; 6:00 p.m. Program; 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

  • January 19, 2017

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

    HOLD THE DATE!
    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: Details to come...
    Schedule: Details to come...