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November 2017

Global Washington Annual Conference: Renewing Global Leadership

November 29, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The 2017 Global Washington conference theme is Renewing Global Leadership. Conference sessions will highlight the economic, political and cultural impact of globalization in developing countries, as well as the growing need for global leaders to adapt to an evolving global landscape.

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Solo Travel in Myanmar: Pictures and Stories from Afar

November 30, 2017 @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Shoreline Community College – room 9208 PUB, 16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline,WA98133United States
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Brooke Zimmers is a Professor of Communication Studies from Shoreline Community College. Brooke travelled alone in Myanmar for three weeks last year during winter break. She will share her photography, stories and lessons learned about Myanmar, about being a woman traveling alone, and about traveling in the age of social media and how it impacts the travel experience.

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December 2017

Seattle CityClub Presents: Civic Boot Camp: Building a Sustainable Airport

December 1, 2017 @ 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 17801 International Blvd
Seattle,WA98158United States
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Civic Boot Camp: Building a Sustainable Airport is a full-day cohort experience for residents to connect with community leaders, engage with other participants and gain a deeper understanding about Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and how it impacts the economy, surrounding community and environment.

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Future of North American Trade

December 1, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Perkins Coie LLP, 1201 3rd Ave, Floor 49
Seattle,WA98101United States
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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.

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YPIN Presents: Black & White Global Gala

December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - December 3, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
The Landing at Tyee, 3229 Fairview Ave E.
Seattle,WA98102United States
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Join the World Affairs Council’s Young Professionals International Network (YPIN) for the Black & White Global Gala at the Landing at Tyee! Join us at a beautiful waterfront venue for our annual holiday party that will include cocktails, dancing, raffle prizes, and networking with fellow globally-minded young professionals in Seattle.

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Clandestina: Cuban Entrepreneurship and Innovation

December 6, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Walker Conference Room at The Riveter, 1517 12th Ave Suite 101
Seattle,WA98122United States
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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.

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YPIN’s December Arabic – English Exchange

December 6, 2017 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Olive Tree Mediterranean Restaurant, 340 15th Ave E, Suite 201
Seattle,WA98112United States
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Register Here  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.The event is free but please register to let us know if you're coming!

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Crisis in Venezuela

December 7, 2017 @ 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Stoel Rives LLP, 600 University St. (One Union Square - Floor 36)
Seattle,WA98101United States
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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.

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Refugee Rights: Protecting the Vulnerable

December 12, 2017 @ 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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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.

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YPIN December Spanish Conversation Table

December 12, 2017 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Little Water Cantina, 2865 Eastlake Avenue East
Seattle,WA98102United States
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If you can hold a conversation in Spanish or are interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills, we invite you to join us at our last Conversation Table before the new year! As always, we have a diverse group of globally-minded people, all working on their Spanish. This is a very fun and inclusive group right before the holidays, 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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Opportunities with Kazakhstan

December 13, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, 1301 5th Ave, Floor 15
Seattle,WA98101United States
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Explore opportunities for your company with this dynamic, emerging marketDATE: Wednesday, December 13, 2017TIME:3:30PM - 4:00PM | Registration Open & Networking4:00PM - 5:00PM | ProgramLOCATION: Trade Development Alliance | 1301 5th Ave, Suite #1500COST: $10 for TDA Members | $20 for Non-Members | $5 for StudentsRegister here!PROGRAM OVERVIEW:The Trade Development Alliance is proud to present an opportunity to meet with the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Specialist, Ms. Azhar K. Kadrzhanova, from the U.S. Embassy in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Join us…

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January 2018

YPIN January Arabic-English Exchange

January 3 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Olive Tree Mediterranean Restaurant, 340 15th Ave E, Suite 201
Seattle,WA98112United States
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January Arabic Exchange

Register Here  Assalamu alaykum! Join YPIN as we hold our monthly Arabic-English exchange--and enjoy some delicious Mediterranean food while you're at it. Wherever you are on your Arabic journey, from beginner to native, you are welcome to come. Marhaban bikum!

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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
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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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