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

  • May 11, 2017

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    The United States and Pakistan: Perhaps the World’s Greatest “Frenemies”

    Featuring Ambassador Munir Akram, former Permanent Representative from Pakistan to the UN

    Location: Pyramid Club, 1735 Market St., 51st Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens; 5:45 p.m. Dinner begins; 6:15 p.m. Program; 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

    Sponsored by: KeyBank

  • May 15, 2017

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    How Travel Can Change the World: A Young Friends Event with Quizzo

    Featuring Andrew Solomon, Ph.D., Writer and lecturer on politics, culture and psychology; Professor of Clinical Psychology at Columbia University Medical Center; and President of PEN American Center; author of Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World

    Featured Book: Far and Away: How Travel Can Change the World

    Quizzo with drinks & prizes to follow the lecture and book signing!

    Location: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia, PA
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration; 5:30 – 6 p.m. Wine Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 6:45 p.m. Book Signing; 7 p.m. Quizzo; 8 p.m. Conclusion

  • May 23, 2017

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    The Decades-Long Unresolved Puzzle: Israel and Palestine and Peace in the Middle East

    Featuring Jerry Sorkin, specialist in Middle East and North African affairs and instructor at Temple University's Osher program;  Craig Snyder, President & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

    Moderated by Trudy Rubin, Foreign Affairs Columnist and Editorial Board Member, The Philadelphia Inquirer

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

  • May 30, 2017

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    Stories from Our Veterans: From Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan

    Featuring James Wright, President Emeritus, Dartmouth College and author of Enduring Vietnam

    Featured book: Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War

    Location: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia, PA
    Schedule: 5 p.m. Registration; 5:30 – 6 p.m. Wine Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7:15 p.m. Book Signing; 7:30 p.m. Conclusion