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 11, 2017


    Indispensable America vs. America First: America’s Role in the World under President Trump

    Featuring Michael Doran, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and Evelyn Farkas, Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council

    Location: Congress Hall, 6th & Chestnut Streets (security screening and entrance located at 5th & Chestnut Streets), Philadelphia, PA 19106
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens; 6 p.m. Program; 6 p.m. Conclusion

    Sponsored by Wilmington Trust, part of the M&T Bank Family

    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.


  • September 18, 2017


    2017 Atlas Award

    Honoring Helene Gayle, M.D., M.P.H., who is the CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative

    Location: The Hyatt at the Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    Schedule: 6 p.m. Registration opens; 6:30 p.m. Atlas Award and Young Friends Atlas Award Program; 7:30 p.m. Dinner (for those ticket holders); 9:00 p.m. Conclusion

    Special Sponsor: Coca-Cola

  • September 26, 2017


    The Eagle and the Trident: The Past and Future of U.S.-Ukraine Relations

    Featuring Steven Pifer, Nonresident Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Center on the United States and Europe, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative

    Location: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens; 5:30 to 6 p.m. Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Conclusion; 7 to 7:20 p.m. Book signing

  • October 26, 2017


    The Plot to Hack America: A Conversation with Malcolm Nance


    Featuring Malcolm W. Nance was a career counterterrorism and intelligence officer for the U.S. government’s Special Operations, Homeland Security, and Intelligence agencies; Mr. Nance makes frequent appearances as a breaking news analyst for NBC News, both regarding terrorism and the Trump/Russia investigations

    Location: Information to come...
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens; 5:30 to 6 p.m. Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Conclusion; 7 to 7:20 p.m. Book signing