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 15, 2016

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    Turkey at a Crossroads: An Opportunity to Hear From Fethullah Gülen

    Featuring Fethullah Gülen, founder and leader of the Hizmet movement and Dr. Alp Aslandogan, principal deputy to Fethullah Gülen
    Location: Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads, LLP, Justice Roberts Room, 28th Floor, 123 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19109
    Schedule: 5:30 Registration & Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

  • September 20, 2016

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    An Evening with Sue Klebold

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
    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

  • December 01, 2016

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    An Evening with Author Thomas L. Friedman

    HOLD THE DATE!

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

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