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September 2019 Events

September 5 | World Affairs Council of Jacksonville | A German Perspective: The Future of the European Union

Constanze Stelzenmüller is an expert on German, European, and transatlantic foreign and security policy and strategy. She is a Senior Fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution and has years of experience working on German foreign policy and European affairs. She will offer a German perspective on the current state of the EU at this speaker event you don't want to miss. 

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September 6 | World Affairs Council of Sonoma County | The Impact of Gun Violence on the Education of Our Youth

The World Affairs Council of Sonoma County will host two speakers: Mike Thompson, Representative to Congress for California's 5th District, and Kelly Drane, Research Manager at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Mr. Thompson serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means and is the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman. In this presentation, they will take a closer look at school shootings and their possible implications. 

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September 9 | Tennessee World Affairs Council | Negotiating with North Korea: An Insider's View

Ambassador Christopher Hill is an American diplomat currently serving as the Chief Advisor to the Chancellor for Global Engagement. Prior to this post, Amb. Hill served as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq under President Barack Obama. The Tennessee World Affairs Council hosts Amb. Hill at this Global Town Hall to talk about one of America's greatest diplomatic challenges - negotiating the denuclearization of North Korea.

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September 10 | WorldOregon | 40 Years of the Islamic Republic

Robert Asaadi is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Portland State University. He is an expert in comparative politics, with specific focus on modern Iranian politics. At this speaker event hosted by WorldOregon, he will open up about how Iran's domestic politics have evolved over the past 40 years and what this means for global politics. 

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September 10 | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | Crossroads Film Series: "The Human Flow"

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. Following the film, there will be a facilitated discussion led by Sara Withers, Senior Lecturer at UNH.

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September 11 | World Affairs Council of Philadelphia | A Conversation with Dr. Condoleezza Rice

Coinciding with the 30 year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dr. Rice will discuss her latest co-authored book, "To Build a Better World: Choices to End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth."

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September 12 | World Affairs Council of Greater Reading | Kurdistan with Bayan Sami Sbdul Rahman

Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman is the Kurdistan Regional Government Representative (KRG) to the U.S. advocating on issues such as security, humanitarian, economic, and cultural matters in order to promote coordination and participation. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman will be visiting the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading to discuss her experience as a KRG and career in public service. 

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September 16 | Worcester World Affairs Council | China and Island Incursions

In this event with the Worcester World Affairs Council, Peter Dutton will use his experience as a retired Navy Judge Advocate and former Naval Flight Officer to discuss China's views on sovereignty. Peter Dutton is now a Professor at the U.S. Naval War College in the Strategic and Operational Research Department. He is an expert in China, Geopolitics, International Law, and Maritime Strategy. Join us to learn more about "China and Island Incursions." 

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September 17 | World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh | Civil Wars and the Future of the Middle East

Ross Harrison is a senior fellow at The Middle East Institute and a faculty member of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Harrison has years of experience teaching Middle Eastern politics and international security at Georgetown University and the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies in Tbilisi, Georgia. Come join him and the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh for this exciting event on the future of the Middle East. 

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September 17 | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | Global Trivia Night at SNHU

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will host a series of four global trivia nights at the Last Chapter Pub on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University.  The rules are simple: no phones and no shouting out answers!  This will be a fun night of testing your knowledge of global culture, music, politics, sports, and general information. So get together with your smartest friends and come show us what you know!

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September 18 | World Affairs Council Upstate | America and Cuba - Friends or Foes? What Will the Future Bring?

Ambassador Vicki Huddleston is a retired career Senior Foreign Service officer who spent years navigating the complicated relationship between the U.S. and Cuba as the Deputy Director of Cuban Affairs for the Department of State. Her presentation will discuss the legacy of Fidel Castro and the new approaches to Cuba with President Trump's administration. 

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September 19 | World Affairs Council of Rhode Island | "Poisoner in Chief"

Stephen Kinzer is a nationally acclaimed author and international affairs expert, with more than 20 years of experience with the New York Times as a foreign correspondent covering more than 50 countries. His new book "Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control" will give an insight into the work of Sidney Gottlieb - the CIA's spymaster. Join him and the World Affairs Council of Rhode Island to discuss his book and give a book signing. 

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September 19 | World Affairs Council of New Hampshire | GTP: Taiwan and the U.S.; 40 Years On

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire is excited to host the Director-General of the Taipei Cultural and Economic Office in Boston for our first Global Tipping Points Speaker Event, to talk about the state of U.S.-Taiwan relations and the special relationship the two governments share. Ever since 1979, the US has operated under the "One Nation, Two Systems" model for their relationship with China, Taiwan, and the U.S.  As China continues to grow and assert more power on the international stage, this bi-lateral relationship has become more important to the maintenance of peace across the Strait of Taiwan. Join us for this insightful discussion on where the relationship began, where it stands now, and where it is headed.

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September 21 | World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads | A Discussion with His Excellency Jose Manuel G. Romualdez

His Excellency Jose Manuel G. Romualdez serves as the Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States since his appointment in 2017. He was credentialed by President Donald Trump and formally assumed office as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Come join the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads in partnership with the Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce in hosting H.E. Romualdez. 

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September 25 | World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana | #MeToo Movement: Rise of Feminist Resistance in China

The World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana joins with the Center for Asian Democracy for a lecture featuring Li Maizi on the Feminist Resistance in China. Li Maizi is a Chinese campaigner and activist for gender equality and sexuality. In this exciting speaker series, she will discuss the feminist movement in China and her experience as an activist fighting for gender equality. 

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