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May 2017

World Citizen Essay Contest Celebration: The International Year of Sustainable Tourism

May 2 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hamilton International Middle School,
1610 N 41st St
Seattle,WA98103United States
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REGISTER HERE   The United Nations General Assembly has named 2017 The International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes the importance of international tourism "in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness of the rich heritage of various civilizations and in bringing about a better appreciation of the inherent values of different cultures, thereby contributing to the strengthening of peace in the world." Join us to celebrate The International Year of Sustainable…

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SOLD OUT! Green Technology and Innovation: A Nordic Model

May 3 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Riddell Williams,
1001 4th Ave, Floor 45
Seattle,WA98154United States
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The Nordic countries and Washington State share ambitions to innovate and develop sustainable solutions to the growing challenges their cities face from climate change, urbanization, and limited natural resources. These challenges include complex issues around providing energy, healthcare, transportation as well as waste and water management, and requires addressing the concerns of multiple stakeholders. Innovative “smart cities” will be the best positioned to find solutions to these interconnected challenges. Please join the World Affairs Council and the Nordic Heritage Museum for a panel discussion with His Excellency Kåre R. Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the United States, His Excellency Lars Gert Lose, Ambassador of Denmark to the United States, and representatives from the City of Seattle for a conversation on building and sustaining smart cities.

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YPIN Arabic-English Exchange

May 3 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mashawi Mediterranean Cuisine,
366 Roy St
Seattle,WA98109United States
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Join YPIN to practice your language skills, and eat some Lebanese food!

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Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy

May 9 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Dorsey & Whitney,
701 5th Ave. Suite 6100
Seattle,98104United States
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Join the World Affairs Council in welcoming Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, for a discussion on his new book Failure to Adjust: How Americans Got Left Behind in the Global Economy.

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Current National Security Priorities

May 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Perkins Coie LLP,
1201 3rd Ave, Floor 49
Seattle,WA98101United States
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Register Here  With a seemingly endless list of national security threats, how can the U.S. prioritize to best ensure safety for itself and its allies? How will NATO’s expanding membership (Montenegro is set to join this spring) send a signal to other nations in the region? How will military planners be asked to consider climate change in their threat assessments, and what role will cyberwarfare play going forward? How can the U.S. address challenges in the South China…

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YPIN May Networking with the UW Global Business Association

May 10 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Big Time Brewery & Alehouse,
4133 University Way NE
Seattle,WA98105United States
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may networking

Looking to connect with future business leaders? YPIN and UW’s Global Business Association (GBA) are hosting a spring networking event at Big Time Brewery in University District. Come out, sample some great local brews, and discuss the latest topics in international affairs and business with us.

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Antiquities at Risk in the Middle East

May 15 @ 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
The Rainier Club,
820 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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For the past few years, the news has been full of stories about the destruction of antiquities in the Middle East, particularly on the well-publicized demolition in Syria and Iraq by Daesh (AKA the Islamic State, IS, ISIS or ISIL). We will discuss the ideological and political reasons behind this destruction, and what the future may hold for the archaeology and the people of the Middle East.

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YPIN Spanish Conversation Group

May 16 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Little Water Cantina,
2865 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle,WA98102United States
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Flags of Spanish Speaking Countries

REGISTER HERE  If you can hold a conversation in Spanish or are interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills, we invite you to join us! We always have a diverse group of globally-minded people, all working on their Spanish. This is a very fun and inclusive group, so come and bring a friend or two! *Interested in starting a conversation table for your language? Email ypin@world-affairs.org with your idea! 

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YPIN Networking – Drivers of Social Change in Latin America

May 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Still Liquor,
1524 Minor Ave
Seattle,WA98101United States
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Latin America

REGISTER HERE  The World Affairs Council is joining forces with YPIN to host a group of impressive women leaders from Central and South America participating in the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). This group of political, civil society, and business leaders is in Seattle to explore the roles and contributions of women to the social and economic advancement of communities in the Pacific Northwest. They will also examine trends in leadership training and corporate initiatives for women empowerment.This is your chance…

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The Refugee Crisis: Stories from the Front Lines

May 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Antioch University,
2400 3rd Ave #200
Seattle ,WA98121United States
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In 2016, Mercy Corps’ response to the global refugee crisis impacted the lives of more than 8 million refugees. Join us on May 18 for a conversation with Mercy Corps Senior Global Communications Officer and first responder Christy Delafield focusing on the refugee crisis and the millions of youth currently at a crossroads. Delafield will share inspiring stories of youth forging a stronger future - from a student thriving in Zaatari refugee camp to a young Syrian break dancer - despite coming of age in conflict.

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YPIN Panel Discussion: Africa After Ebola

May 23 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northeastern University – Seattle,
401 Terry Avenue N #103
Seattle,WA98109United States
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Copy of Africa after ebola

Join YPIN for “Africa After Ebola,” a panel discussion on the impacts and aftermath of the Ebola crises featuring three local global health and epidemiology experts.

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November 2017

World Affairs Council Travel Program to Cuba

November 9 - November 17

Register now to join World Affairs Council and President and CEO Jacqueline Miller on a guided nine-day tour of Cuba, where we will gain political, economic and cultural insights into this rapidly changing island state. The trip will include travel to Havana, Trinidad Cienfuegos, and Vinales National Park, and the opportunity to exchange views with Cubans from all walks of life.

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