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On Wednesday February 22, in partnership with the Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) the World Affairs Council held an event on “Marginalized Populations and Health Care- Best Practices from Around the World” was held on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). The event featured a panel of healthcare professionals and advocates from across the globe selected from a distinguished delegation of representatives from 18 countries who were visiting Seattle as... read more
Munich Security Conference; U.S. Relations with the Middle East; Foreign Policy under Trump; Violence in Pakistan; Ecuador Presidential Elections; Politics of Military and Famine in Africa. read more
Consul General of Poland Mariusz Brymora sat down with World Affairs Council Members on February 15, 2017, for a lunch discussion at the World Trade Center on the future of the European Union (EU) moderated by World Affairs Council President and CEO Jacqueline Miller. Speaking in his personal capacity, Mr. Brymora discussed Brexit in depth as well as the positive impact EU membership has had on Poland.
Ms. Miller started by asking the tough question of whether Brexit is an isolated event or if it would be the beginning of the EU’s... read more
On February 16, 2017 Brad Smith, Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal officer, spoke at a sold out World Affairs Council breakfast event, “Future of Technology: Issues for Washington and the World” at the World Trade Center Seattle. Adriane Brown, President and Chief Operating Officer for Intellectual Invention, moderated the conversation. This event was part of the World Affairs Council Local Leaders on Global Issues series and was conducted in partnership with the World Trade Center Seattle. As the discussion progressed issues and... read more
Government, Military, and Economic Outlook on Asia; NAFTA; U.S. Relations with the Middle East; Economics in Venezuela; Politics and Military in Africa.Government, Military, and Economic Outlook on Asia read more
On February 9, in partnership with the World Justice Project (WJP) the World Affairs Council hosted WJP Founder and CEO William Neukom and Executive Director Dr. Juan Carlos Botero for a discussion “Understanding the Rule of Law—and Why It Matters to Us All ”. Founded in 2006, the WJP, through the development of their indices, helps governments and communities around the world by offering independent comprehensive data to help shape policies.
“Why the Rule of Law Matters to Us All” was the linchpin of the discussion on understanding... read more
Major Foreign Policy Op-Ed; Iranian Missile Tests and Threats; ISIS Under Pressure; Ukraine-Russia Crisis; Migration Policies in the EU; French Elections. read more
The World Affairs Council was delighted to host Düzen Tekkal at the Seattle International Film Festival Center on Tuesday January 31 for a U.S. premier of her documentary on the immediate aftermath of the ISIS attack on Iraq’s Yazidi minority. Tekkal is an award-winning German journalist and bestseller author of Kurdish-Yazidi origin. As a leading figure in the movement to get the Sinjar massacre recognized as genocide, she is bringing ISIS atrocities to the International Criminal Court with human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. The... read more
On January 30th, 2017, the former Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Andrei Kozyrev, spoke to a sold out audience on ‘The United States and Russia in a Trump Administration’. This timely conversation was moderated by Jill Dougherty, Russia expert and former CNN Foreign Affairs Correspondent. The conversation primarily focused on predicting what Putin wants from a Trump administration, as well as discussing the areas in which Russia and the US can cooperate moving forward.
Before these larger questions were addressed,... read more
U.S.-Russia Relations; China and the World; Iranian Nuclear Violation; Executive Orders/Foreign Policy; Economics in the Americas. read more