Super Tuesday: The Foreign Affairs Perspective

Posted on Mar 6, 2012 in Foreign Policy, Politics, Security | 0 comments

As Super Tuesday voting commences across the country today, we at the World Affairs Council want to take a look at international issues in the 2012 presidential campaign.

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Blind Date: United States and China

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 in Foreign Policy, Politics | 0 comments

While millions of couples prepared for romantic Valentine’s Day dinners, Chinese and American diplomats got dressed up for a high-stakes date of their own, hoping to mend what has recently seemed a shaky relationship.China’s vice-president, Xi Jinping, arrived in Washington on February 13, kicking off his week-long visit to the United States.

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Gay Rights as Human Rights

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 in Leadership, Politics | 0 comments

By Matt Landers, Communications InternWith Gov. Gregoire signing a bill on Monday allowing same-sex couples to marry, and with similar upcoming votes in Maryland and New Jersey, gay rights have been at the forefront of recent political discussions.

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Footage of our 60th Anniversary Celebration with President Carter Now Available

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 in Community Programs, Foreign Policy, Global Health, Leadership, Politics, Security, Youth | 0 comments

On January 31, the World Affairs Council hosted our biggest event ever, featuring President Jimmy Carter speaking on “Waging Peace,...

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Activists Claim ACTA Treaty Threatens Freedom of Speech

Posted on Feb 3, 2012 in Politics | 0 comments

We don't often see people get fired up about international treaties. But the Anti-Counterfeit Trade Agreement (ACTA) has enraged Internet users worldwide.Protests erupted in Poland Jan. 26 when its government—along with 21 other European countries—signed the treaty seeking to harmonize copyright protection standards worldwide. Polish government websites also came under attack in the days leading up to the signing.

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Northern Irish Visionary meets with Seattle mover and shaker

Posted on Sep 6, 2011 in Cultural Exchange, International Visitors Program, Leadership, Politics | 0 comments

Ms. Nichola Mallon, a guest of the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program was hosted by Ms. Cathy Allen of The Connections Group today. Here's what Ms. Allen had to say about Ms. Mallon's inspiring work.

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