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Talking NAFTA with Canada and Mexico

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Community Programs | Comments Off on Talking NAFTA with Canada and Mexico

(Left to right: Karl Ege, Jacqueline Miller, Brandon Lee, Dr. Roberto Dondisch, and Tom Robertson)   In light of ongoing negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Brandon A. Lee and Roberto Dondisch, Canadian Consul General and Mexican Consul General respectively, joined the World Affairs Council for a lunch discussion at Perkins Coie LLP on December 1, 2017. The conversation was a part of the “Understanding the Global Economy” series sponsored by the Foster Global Business Center at the University of...

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Addressing North Korea with Dr. Adam Mount

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The World Affairs Council and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle welcomed Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists for nuclear and defense policy Dr. Adam Mount on November 30, 2017 for a discussion on nuclear proliferation and growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula. World Affairs Council President and CEO Jacqueline Miller moderated the conversation. On November 29, 2017, North Korea’s state media released an announcement regarding the successful test of a new type of intercontinental ballistic missile...

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Means of Effective HIV Prevention – IVLP

Posted by on Nov 28, 2017 in International Visitors Program | Comments Off on Means of Effective HIV Prevention – IVLP

Earlier this year, the World Affairs Council International Visitor Program welcomed a six Russian delegates to Seattle to examine HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment efforts in the U.S. These visitors participated in the U.S. State Department’s premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) which provides current and emerging leaders from around the world the opportunity to travel throughout the U.S. on a three-week long program and engage with their American counterparts. Seattle was a strong choice...

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Weekly World News Update, April 19, 2017

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U.S. Foreign Policy; U.S.-North Korea Tensions; Erdoğan's Turkey; Middle East Conflict; NATO; Post Brexit; French Elections; Desire for Permanent Change in Africa; Political Crisis in Venezuela.

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Meet This Year’s YLAI Fellows!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in International Visitors Program, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Meet This Year’s YLAI Fellows!

We are excited to announce the arrival of this year’s cohort of Fellows for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI). On behalf of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, YLAI empowers entrepreneurs and civil society leaders to effectively contribute to social and economic development in their communities. This year we are thrilled to host 12 such dynamic individuals as they undergo their four week fellowships at local businesses, as well as assisting them in experiencing the rich cultural...

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Weekly World News Update, October 18, 2017

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Elections Around the World; Terror in Somalia; ISIS Falling; Iraq and Kurds Clash; Catalonia Defies Spain

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Conversation on U.S.-China Relations

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Conversation on U.S.-China Relations

The World Affairs Council and the Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC) welcomed James Green, trade policy adviser to U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad, and Mercy Kuo, President of the WSCRC. K&L Gates LLP hosted the lunch and discussion moderated by World Affairs Council President and CEO Jacqueline Miller. belstaff mens jackets john lewis Mr. Green and Dr. Kuo addressed recent concerns regarding security, trade, President Trump’s relationship with President Xi Jinping and the 19th Party Congress. In light of the...

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YLAI 2017: Colombian Fellow and Landesa Find Common Ground in the Fight to Secure Land Rights

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on YLAI 2017: Colombian Fellow and Landesa Find Common Ground in the Fight to Secure Land Rights

Started under President Obama, YLAI brings young entrepreneurs and leaders throughout Latin America to the United States for a month-long fellowship with US-based organizations like Landesa.

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GiveBIG 2017: Act Local, Be Global

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on GiveBIG 2017: Act Local, Be Global

Dear Friends, Since 1951, the World Affairs Council has been a trusted convener in greater Seattle, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders with “we the people” for respectful debate, dialogue, and discussion. There has been, of late, a severe shortage of respectful interactions in the nation’s capital and we are treading new ground in foreign policy as long-standing friends and adversaries alike wonder what to expect from the current administration, where the unexpected seems to have become the norm. At the...

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Weekly World News Update, March 8, 2017

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U.S. Foreign Policy; North Korean Tensions; Politics and Economics of the Arab World; Future of Russia; Politics in Israel; Latin American Government.

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