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January 2017

Sustainable Development Goals: Girls at the Center of Development

January 26 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gates Foundation Visitor Center,
440 5th Avenue N
Seattle,WA98109United States
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REGISTER HERE  The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) launched in January 2016 represent the collective efforts of 193 world leaders to attain three extraordinary outcomes by 2030. How will these be accomplished and how is gender equality at the forefront of their success?Join the World Affairs Council and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center on Thursday, January 26th for an educator’s workshop highlighting the Global Goals for Sustainable Development with a focus on Goal 5; Gender Equality.…

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Saudi Arabia and Socio-Economic Change in the Digital Age

January 26 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Rainier Club,
820 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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Reem photo

Since 2005, Saudi Arabia has been undergoing changes led by a social media revolution. With Tweets and status updates as ammunition, the youth population called attention to its talent and creativity, and ever since, Saudi Arabia has been finding ways to pull its workforce into action. As the organizer of one of the most successful social media campaigns stemming from that revolution, financial analyst and advocate Reem Asaad will speak of her experience working in the digital age to bring about socioeconomic progress. Asaad's campaign, which launched in 2008, led to the inclusion of women in the retail workforce per monarchical decree in 2011. She will paint a picture of the status of similar expansionary economic policies being adopted by Saudi Arabia, and how such policies may lead to greater financial literacy across the Arab World.

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The United States and Russia in a Trump Administration

January 30 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
K&L Gates,
925 4th Ave (Floor 29)
Seattle,WA98104United States
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The deeply troubled U.S.-Russia relationship is likely in for a new era as Donald Trump vows to improve relations with Moscow and is nominating cabinet officials who already have close ties with the Kremlin. Putin has responded positively to Trump's overtures, signaling a willingness to work with the new administration. But ongoing strategic concerns and domestic developments in both countries could make the path to improved relations much harder than expected.

Join the World Affairs Council for a conversation with former Russian foreign minister Andrei Kozyrev on the future of the U.S. - Russia relationship in a Trump administration.

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YPIN Global Cafe on Syria

January 31 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Rendezvous Seattle,
2322 2nd Ave
Seattle,WA98121United States
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Unfortunately, the war in Syria has now stretched on for years, and after recent developments in Aleppo, many people asked if we would have an event on Syria. Join the Young Professionals International Network for our bimonthly Global Cafe, an opportunity to come together and talk about issues that affect us locally, nationally, and internationally. Come grab some food and drink, get to know each other, and network.

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Screening of “Hawar – My Journey to Genocide”

January 31 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Düzen Tekkal

Join us for a screening of “Hawar – My Journey to Genocide” and following discussion with renowned German filmmaker Düzen Tekkal.

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February 2017

YPIN February Networking: Fireside Chat

February 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fireside Room at Sorrento Hotel,
900 Madison St.
Seattle,WA98104United States
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February Networking

RSVP HERE  Warm up with YPIN on Wednesday, February 15 at the Fireside Room at the Sorrento Hotel.This elegant bar boasts a roaring fire in the fireplace, mahogany paneling, mid-century modern furniture, and a baby grand piano. Its class is eclipsed only by that of our YPIN members. We look forward to engaging with you on topics from international politics to travel while we melt away the "Seattle Freeze" in front of a cozy fire.  Please enjoy food and/or beverages…

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“Future of Technology: Issues for Washington and the World” with Brad Smith, President and Chief Legal Officer of Microsoft

February 16 @ 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM
World Trade Center,
2200 Alaskan Way, 4th Floor
Seattle,WA98121United States
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Join the World Affairs Council and World Trade Center in welcoming Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith for a discussion on Microsoft’s vision of the need to create a cloud-based technology era that is trusted, responsible, and inclusive – a cloud for global good.

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YPIN Spanish Conversation Group

February 21 @ 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

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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March 2017
$35 - $45

YPIN International Women’s Day Speed Mentorship

March 11 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fremont Abbey Arts Center,
4272 Fremont Avenue North
Seattle,WA98103United States
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Back by popular demand, the Young Professionals International Network (YPIN) will host its 5th annual International Women’s Day Speed Mentorship event. Mentees will rotate through mini 7-minute tailored mentorship sessions with the Northwest’s top female leaders. We are excited to announce that this year’s event will kick-off with a keynote speech from Liz Vivian, President and CEO of Women's Funding Alliance.

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