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October 2017

Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy

October 2, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Stoel Rives LLP, 600 University St. (One Union Square - Floor 36)
Seattle,WA98101United States
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U.S. presidents have long had to balance trying to maintain U.S. credibility and global leadership on human rights while seeking to advance interests and relationships with world leaders that undermined or weakened human rights-respecting policies. Join the World Affairs Council for a discussion of the challenge of advancing human rights in U.S. policy and what to expect from the Trump administration as global human rights crises continue to unfold.

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Global Cafe: North Korea

October 3, 2017 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Outlander Brewery and Pub, 225 N 36th Street
Seattle,WA98103United States
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Global Cafe is a YPIN discussion series where participants get together to examine and analyze some of the biggest global challenges of our day. This month we will discuss recent escalation of activity by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea.

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YPIN’s Arabic-English Exchange

October 4, 2017 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Olive Tree Mediterranean Restaurant, 340 15th Ave E, Suite 201
Seattle,WA98112United States
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Join YPIN to practice your language skills, and eat some Mediterranean food!

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Three Elections and a Brexit: The Unraveling of Europe?

October 9, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Folio: The Seattle Athanaeum (YMCA Entrance), 348 Marion St
Seattle,WA98104United States
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Join the World Affairs Council for a discussion on Europe’s new challenges in confronting the resurgence of right-wing populism and anti-immigrant fervor, as well its path forward without the United Kingdom.

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After the Arab Spring: The Struggle for Democracy in the New Middle East

October 12, 2017 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Warwick Hotel, 401 Lenora St
Seattle,WA98121United States
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Join the World Affairs Council in a moderated conversation with Steven A. Cook, an Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where his expertise will touch on the consequences of Erdogan’s recent actions and where we find ourselves six years from the Arab Spring.

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YPIN Spanish Conversation Table

October 17, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Little Water Cantina, 2865 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle,WA98102United States
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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!

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YPIN October Networking – International Education in Seattle

October 18, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Big Time Brewery & Alehouse, 4133 University Way NE
Seattle,WA98105United States
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Come out for an evening of insightful conversation with teachers, admin professionals, and students from all corners of Seattle’s colorful international education community!

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#HiddenNoMore: Empowering Women Leaders in STEM

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Pacific Science Center, 200 2nd Ave N
Seattle,WA98109United States
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This October, the World Affairs Council of Seattle is extremely honored to welcome a high profile international delegation of 22 women from around the world participating in the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

These remarkable delegates will participate in a panel discussion about their experiences as women working in STEM and their advice for other women and girls interested in pursuing STEM careers.

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Eradicating Polio: The Road to Zero

October 23, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
PATH, 2201 Westlake Avenue, Suite 200
Seattle, WA,98121
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Join the World Affairs Council for a conversation with the Deputy Director of UNICEF’s global polio team, Jalaa’ Abdelwahab, on how they plan on eradicating polio by 2019.

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Trump, the EU, and the Future of Transatlantic Relations

October 25, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
K&L Gates LLP, 925 4th Avenue (Suite 2900)
Seattle, WA 98104,
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Join the World Affairs Council for an overview of U.S.-EU relations in the Trump era with Belgian ambassador to the United States Dirk Wouters.

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U.S.-China Relations: Progress and Uncertainty

October 27, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
K&L Gates LLP, 925 4th Avenue (Suite 2900)
Seattle, WA 98104,
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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.

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YLAI Fast Pitch Competition

October 27, 2017 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Condon Hall, 4300 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle,WA98105United States
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12 talented entrepreneurs from Latin America & the Caribbean will competitively present their innovative business plans to a panel of local judges. The winner may present in Washington, DC at the YLAI Closing Summit in November.

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November 2017

Transforming Gender Norms in the Middle East and North Africa

November 1, 2017 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Roosevelt High School, Room 239, 1410 NE 66th St
Seattle,WA98115United States
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So much of what we hear about the Middle East and North Africa today revolves around conflict, division, and instability. Less commonly are we presented stories about diversity, development, strength, and progress. Challenge the narrative of negativity, and learn more about what good is being done in the region. Join us on Wednesday, November 1, for a special Educator’s Workshop featuring visiting NGO and development workers from Egypt and Tunisia.

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YPIN Arabic-English Exchange

November 1, 2017 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Olive Tree Mediterranean Restaurant, 340 15th Ave E, Suite 201
Seattle,WA98112United States
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Join YPIN to practice your language skills, and eat some Mediterranean food! We are a diverse group of globally minded people, all working on our Arabic/English language fluency.

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Financing Sustainable Agriculture

November 2, 2017 @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Rainier Club, 820 4th Ave
Seattle,WA98104United States
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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.

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U.S.-Finland Relations: Dinner with Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi

November 2, 2017 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Rainier Club, 820 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104 + Google Map
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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.

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