President of Gates Foundation discusses UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on President of Gates Foundation discusses UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Three years after the target date of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the UN has been working to achieve the more recently...

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Understanding American Sovereignty with Stewart Patrick

Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding American Sovereignty with Stewart Patrick

In his recent book The Sovereignty Wars, Stewart Patrick, James H. Binger Senior Fellow in Global Governance at the Council on Foreign...

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Turkey and the West: A Fractured but Necessary Relationship

Posted on Jan 19, 2018 in Community Programs | Comments Off on Turkey and the West: A Fractured but Necessary Relationship

What can explain the recent slump in Turkish-Western relations? Having been a member of NATO since 1952, Turkey has long positioned itself...

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Refugee Rights with Human Rights Watch

Posted on Dec 13, 2017 in Community Programs | Comments Off on Refugee Rights with Human Rights Watch

With an unprecedented number of people displaced from their homes, there is no doubt that the world is experiencing a refugee crisis....

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Discussion on the Crisis in Venezuela

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 in Community Programs | Comments Off on Discussion on the Crisis in Venezuela

On December 7, 2017, the World Affairs Council welcomed Professor José Antonio Lucero, Chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at...

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Conversation with Clandestina, Cuba’s First Clothing Brand

Posted on Dec 8, 2017 in Community Programs | Comments Off on Conversation with Clandestina, Cuba’s First Clothing Brand

“We’re 100 percent Clandestina,” Leire Fernandez responded to a question on how an ecommerce site exists in a country that barely has...

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Talking NAFTA with Canada and Mexico

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 in Community Programs | Comments Off on Talking NAFTA with Canada and Mexico

(Left to right: Karl Ege, Jacqueline Miller, Brandon Lee, Dr. Roberto Dondisch, and Tom Robertson)   In light of ongoing negotiations...

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Addressing North Korea with Dr. Adam Mount

Posted on Dec 1, 2017 in Community Programs | Comments Off on Addressing North Korea with Dr. Adam Mount

The World Affairs Council and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle welcomed Senior Fellow at the Federation of...

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Conversation on U.S.-China Relations

Posted on Nov 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Conversation on U.S.-China Relations

The World Affairs Council and the Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) welcomed James Green, trade policy adviser to U.S....

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Panel on Financing Stable Agriculture

Posted on Nov 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Panel on Financing Stable Agriculture

On November 2, 2017, World Affairs Council, Global Washington and JPMorgan Chase & Co. hosted a panel discussion on financing stable...

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A Discussion with Dirk Wouters, Belgian Ambassador to the United States

Posted on Nov 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Discussion with Dirk Wouters, Belgian Ambassador to the United States

Belgian Ambassador to the U.S., Dirk Wouters, joined the World Affairs Council on October 25, 2017 to discuss current and future relations...

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