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
October 27, 2016
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 14, 2016
A Young Friends members event featuring Tova du Plessis, owner of Essen Bakery, Ben Miller & Christina Martinez, co-owners of South Philly Barbacoa and Ange Branca, co-owner of Sate Kampar.
Location: Benjamin's Desk, 601 Walnut Street, Floor 12, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration & Networking Reception; 6:15 p.m. Program; 7:15 p.m. Conclusion
November 17, 2016
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
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
Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase
January 19, 2017
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