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Panel on Financing Stable Agriculture

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On November 2, 2017, World Affairs Council, Global Washington and JPMorgan Chase & Co. hosted a panel discussion on financing stable agriculture at the Rainier Club. The panelists included Matthew Arnold, Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainable Finance at JPMorgan Chase & Co., Steve Hollingworth, CEO of the Grameen Foundation, and Paul Moseley from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The discussion considered how innovative financing mechanisms can address global issues such as climate change that affect farmers all...

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An update on Singapore with Consul General Cheang

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On Wednesday, June 7 the Council hosted the Consul General of Singapore Chris Cheang for a member-to-member lunch discussion on the U.S.-Singapore relationship and an assessment of recent developments in the Asia Pacific region. Mens Belstaff Leather & Shearling World Affairs Council board member Fraser Mendel moderated the conversation. Adidas italia Factory Topics addressed included the growing economic importance and potential of the Asia Pacific region, how the island state of Singapore plays a key role in global trade despite its...

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A Discussion with Dirk Wouters, Belgian Ambassador to the United States

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Belgian Ambassador to the U.S., Dirk Wouters, joined the World Affairs Council on October 25, 2017 to discuss current and future relations between the United States and Europe. The conversation took place at K&L Gates LLP and was moderated by World Affairs Council CEO Jacqueline Miller. Ambassador Wouters discussed topics ranging from the current U.S.administration’s “America First” policies to the dynamics of different ethnic groups within Belgium. In both cases, Ambassador Wouters stressed the same approach: cooperation. From...

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International Connections: #HiddenNoMore: Empowering Women Leaders in STEM

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The World Affairs Council International Visitor Program recently welcomed a high profile international delegation of women leaders in STEM to Seattle to participate in the U.S. State Department’s premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). The program was inspired by the Oscar-nominated movie Hidden Figures, which has been shown at over 100 U.S. embassies around the world to inspire more girls to become scientists and engineers. Following the unprecedented worldwide support and social impact of...

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Weekly World News Update, October 6, 2017

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Reactions to Las Vegas; Catalonia Cleaves Spain; Implications of Genocide in Myanmar; Deciphering North Korea; Puerto Rico's Recovery Path; Future of War; After Germany's Election

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International Connections: Women and Justice

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This October, the World Affairs Council welcomed a delegation of women from around the world to Seattle to examine the American legal system and U.S. efforts to protect and strengthen women’s rights. 20 women were nominated to participate in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), which seeks to cultivate relationships between emerging foreign leaders and their American counterparts. The Women and Justice IVLP welcomed international professionals from the legal field, including judges and attorneys,...

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An Update on U.S.-Finland Relations

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On November 2, 2017 the World Affairs Council, in partnership with the Rainier Club, welcomed Kirsti Kauppi, the Finnish ambassador to the United States, for a dinner conversation about Finland’s concerns and priorities and the changing nature of the security environment. In the discussion, Ambassador Kirsti addressed Finland’s relationship with Russia, it’s role in the European Union, and it’s perspective as the top ranking country on measures of gender equality. The conversation also turned to the importance of...

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The Future of Climate Security

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The impact of unmitigated climate change as a paramount national security issue was discussed at a World Affairs Council public event on March 28 that featured three distinguished speakers: Lukas Haynes, Vice Admiral Robert Parker, USCG, and Ian Kraucunas. The conversation was moderated by Davis Wright Tremaine Partner and Co-chair of Energy Practice Craig Gannett. Issues addressed during the conversation included: the increasing risk climate change poses to national security, the U.S. Military Intelligence’s underrecognized work on...

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Weekly World News Update, October 26, 2017

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American Foreign Policy; Xi Jinping Elevated; Shinzo Abe's Victory; Kenyan Democratic Crisis; Uncertainty in the Middle East

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Weekly World News Update, October 11, 2017

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Iran Deal; Turkey Distances from the West; Bangladesh Refugee Crisis; Catalonia's Unlikely Independence; Global Espionage

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