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 20, 2018

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    Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood

    Featuring Joshua Keating, foreign policy analyst, staff writer, and editor at Slate; previously editor at Foreign Policy.

    Location: World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, One South Broad Street, Suite 2M, Philadelphia
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens and reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Conclusion

  • September 24, 2018

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    A Conversation with Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

    Featuring Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

    Location: Loews Hotel, Millennium Ballroom, 1200 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Schedule: 11:30 a.m. Registration opens; 12 p.m. Lunch; 12:45 p.m. Program; 1:45 p.m. Conclusion

  • October 11, 2018

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    The Changing Tides of Naval Power around the World

    Featuring John Francis Lehman Jr., an American investment banker and writer who served as Secretary of the Navy in the Ronald Reagan administration where he promoted the creation of a 600-ship Navy. From 2003 to 2004 he was a member of the 9/11 Commission.

    Location: BNY Mellon Center, 9th Floor, 1735 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens and reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Book signing; 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

  • October 23, 2018

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    The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World

    Featuring Robert Kagan, Stephen & Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow on Foreign Policy, Brookings and conservative American historian

    Location: Marriott Philadelphia Downtown, 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens; 6 p.m. Program; 7 p.m. Conclusion

  • October 30, 2018

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    2018 Midterm Elections: The Importance of Participating in Democracy

    Featuring a panel of experts on political behavior, elections analysis, the campaigning process, political polarization, and voters’ rights issues.

    Location: Bodine High School for International Affairs, 1101 N 4th St., Philadelphia, PA 19123
    Schedule: 5:30 p.m. Registration opens and reception* (no alcohol will be provided on school grounds); 6 p.m. Program; 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

    In partnership with the Northern Liberties Neighbors Association

  • November 07, 2018

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    A Conversation with NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly

    Featuring Scott Kelly, a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain

    Location: The Franklin Institute, Franklin Hall, 222 N 20th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Schedule: 5:15 p.m. Registration; 6 p.m. Program; 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

    Presented in partnership with The Franklin Institute

  • November 29, 2018

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    21st Century Medicine: What are the Breakthroughs and What Will They Mean?

    Featuring a panel of experts on modern medical advancements such as tissue regeneration, gene therapy, immunology, and the medical digital revolution.

    Location: Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, Thomas Jefferson University, 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Schedule: 5 p.m. Registration opens; 5-6 p.m. Reception; 6 p.m. Program; 7:30 p.m. Conclusion

     

    Sponsored by Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals