How will President Trump and President Xi navigate their disagreements while fostering international cooperation on critical issues such as North Korea and the South China Sea?
Join the World Affairs Council and the Washington State China Relations Council for a noon discussion on October 27 with James Green, trade policy advisor to U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad. Green will be joined by Mercy Kuo for this timely discussion and moderated by Jacqueline Miller, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council.
Please join Global Washington, The World Affairs Council, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. for a conversation about innovative financing mechanisms, including crop insurance, impact investing and cashless banking to create a more sustainable financial model for farming and increasing economic opportunities.
As relations between Russia and the West continue to deteriorate, tensions along Russia’s borders with NATO and the European Union have been rising. The World Affairs Council is pleased to partner with the Rainier Club to welcome Ambassador Kauppi to Seattle on November 2 for a dinner discussion on U.S.-Finland relations, as well as Russia's involvement in Europe at large.
Should the United States uphold its role as the reluctant sheriff in our global commons? Or relinquish it in order to pursue domestic issues? Paul B. Stares, from the Council on Foreign Relations, proposes a third way: preventative engagement.
The United States has recently opened talks with Mexico and Canada to renegotiate the terms and regulations in NAFTA, seeking updates to the 23-year-old agreement, as well as looking for ways to rebalance trade in favor of protecting American products and workers.
Founded in 2015, Clandestina, Cuba’s first clothing brand, has taken advantage of Old Havana’s rich culture and new economic opportunity. The founders of Clandestina, Idania Del Rio and Leire Fernandez, will join the World Affairs Council to discuss preserving culture through clothing, supporting local development and entrepreneurship, and organizing worker-owned cooperatives in the Cuban economy.
Once the richest economy in South America, Venezuela has gone from oil-rich to cash-poor: One US dollar can fetch over 46,000 bolivars in Venezuela’s black market. The World Affairs Council welcomes the Chair of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Washington, José Antonio Lucero, for a conversation on the current state of the country, and what went wrong.
Join the World Affairs Council for a conversation with Human Rights Watch’s Associate Director of Refugee Rights Gerry Simpson. He will share some of the stories he’s heard from refugees concerning the heavy price they’ve paid for the rich world’s indifference to their plight, and about how poorer countries such as Cameroon, Kenya and Pakistan have used that indifference to justify their own mass refugee abuses.
Register Here With an alliance that dates back to 1952, Turkey and the United States have maintained a seventy-year relationship. However, U.S.-Turkey relations have had their ups and downs. Disagreements in recent years over Syria and Turkish President Recep Erdoğan domestic policies have brought relations to new lows.Beyond this, Turkey maintains a vital relationship with the EU. Where once there was a real possibility of joining the EU, Turkey now has had it's membership bid all but put on…
Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer and President of Global Policy and Advocacy for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will provide an update on the progress made towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Best-selling author and commentator Max Boot will lead a luncheon conversation on what the United States can learn from its failure to embrace a “hearts and minds” strategy during the Vietnam War. Mr. Boot is the author of The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.
Join the World Affairs Council for a Member to Member Lunch with Scott Tong, previously the China bureau chief for the NPR affiliated Marketplace. Scott will guide us in exploring current questions about China's civil society and its role in regional security, international law, and globalization.
Join the World Affairs Council and the Western Washington Chapter of the Fulbright Association for an evening program featuring short stories and presentations given by members of our local Fulbright community.
Meet others in the Seattle area who are engaged with or interested in international development.No registration required.This series is a partnership between Global Washington and the World Affairs Council.