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January 2018

2018 21st Century Competence Workshops – Session 2

January 8 @ 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Mercer International Middle School, 1600 S Columbian Way
Seattle,WA98108United States
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Register Here  Session 2: Collaboration in the Classroom and BeyondThe World Affairs Council and Seattle Public Schools International Schools are pleased to invite you to attend one or more of our series of workshops on 21st Century Global Competence. Each of the three workshop sessions is $30.00. In the session, we will identity the components of collaboration, examine how collaboration is interconnected with the CCSS, 21st century skills, and global competence, and set professional goals for how we can intentionally teach collaboration…

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YPIN: Global Leader Cocktail Hour – Asia Pacific Economic Relations, Navigating a Changing Landscape

January 16 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
81 Vine Street, Seattle,WA98121United States + Google Map

Come enjoy cocktails and conversation with Monica Whaley, President of the National Center for APEC. Learn more about trade and negotiations.

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Global Classroom: What Does it Take to Eradicate Disease?

January 17 @ 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Gates Foundation Discovery Center, 440 5th Ave N
Seattle,WA98109United States
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Register Here  Global Health & Science Education:  What does it take to eradicate disease?Join the World Affairs Council and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center for an educator workshop that takes a closer look at efforts to prevent, control, and eradicate some of the world’s most neglected diseases. Be among the first to hear about the upcoming exhibit, Countdown to Zero opening on March 1st, and learn from our panel of expert speakers involved in combating disease…

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YPIN January Networking: Melt the Freeze

January 17 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Rendezvous Seattle, 2322 2nd Ave
Seattle,WA98121United States
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January Networking

Let’s break free from the post-holiday lull! Join YPIN in officially welcoming the newest members of our amazing, globally minded community.

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Turkey and the West: Navigating a Troubled Relationship

January 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, U.S. Bank Branch, 1420 5th Ave, Floor 34
Seattle,WA98101United States
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Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis meets with Turkish Minister of National Defense Fikri Isik at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 15, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

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…

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YPIN Spanish Conversation Table

January 23 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Little Water Cantina, 2865 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle,WA98102United States
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YPIN Spanish Conversation Table

    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! Enjoy food or a beverage to support our partnership with Little Water Cantina.

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U.S. Sovereignty: Negotiating our Future in the World Community

January 25 @ 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 and Stewart Patrick for a conversation on how U.S. sovereignty will be defined in a more global and interconnected world.

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Update on Sustainable Development Goals with Mark Suzman

January 30 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Perkins Coie LLP, 1201 3rd Ave, Floor 49
Seattle,WA98101United States
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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).

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YPIN French Conversation Table

January 30 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Poco Wine & Spirits, 1408 E Pine St
Seattle,WA98122United States
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YPIN's french conversation group (1) (1)

    Register Here     Bienvenue! Join us to practice your French language skills. This is a fun and inclusive group, so all levels are welcome and encouraged! Bring a friend and enjoy drinks and food as we work toward helping each other in our language learning journey. Registration is free, but please let us know you're coming.

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February 2018

Asia Business Forum: Business in Asia in the New Year

February 6 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bellevue City Hall, 450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue,WA98004United States
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Asia Business Forum

This first Asia Business Forum of the new year will assess the economic prospects for China, Japan and South Korea in 2018, as well as the status of President Trump’s trade policies against the United States’ key trading partners in Asia.

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YPIN February Arabic-English Exchange

February 7 @ 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. This is a fun and inclusive group, so come and bring a friend or two. Speakers of all levels welcome!

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Global Classroom: North Korea Past and Present

February 8 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thomson Hall Room 317, University of Washington, King Lane Northeast
Seattle ,WA98105United States
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Past and Present

Teachers will gain a better understanding of North Korea and current challenges in international affairs. Clint Work will delve into the historical roots of the North Korean state, its internal mechanisms of social, political and ideological control and the development of critical issues on the Korean peninsula today. A Q&A session and an exploration of available teaching resources with Chelsea Toczauer will follow.

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POSTPONED: Learning from Ladakh: Development, Sustainability and Quality of Life in the Himalayas

February 13 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Hillman City Collaboratory, 5623 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle,WA98118United States
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Himalayas, Ladakh, Sustainability

Join Global Classroom and our partners, Global Family Travels and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington, for an engaging workshop on development, sustainability, and cross-cultural exchange featuring Ladakh, India.

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The Impossible Presidency and Foreign Policy: From Washington to Trump

February 15 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Folio: The Seattle Athenaeum Library, 909 4th Ave
Seattle,WA98104United States
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Does the very vastness of the presidency, the most powerful office in the world, inevitably mean that U.S. presidents are bound to fail?

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Palestinians, Israelis, Jerusalem – Peace or Continued Conflict?

February 15 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Shoreline Community College – room 9208 PUB, 16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline,WA98133United States
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Recently, U.S. President Trump announced the intention to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Will this further inflame the conflict, especially between Israelis and Palestinians?

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“Hearts and Minds” in Vietnam: Lessons for Afghanistan and Iraq

February 16 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Columbia Center, 701 Fifth Avenue, Floor 61
Seattle, WA 98104-7043,
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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.

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