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February 2018

Disruptive Astronomy: How Technology, Serendipity, and the Weirdness of Nature Have Changed What We Know About the Universe

$25

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, is proud to present the Texas Enterprise Speaker Series. Join us on 22 February for a presentation by Daniel Jaffee, Ph.D.Vice President of Research; Professor of Astronomy College of Natural Sciences. “We had our Universe literally laid out in front of us in 1990…25 years later and it’s a whole new ballgame…people have had to change what they’re doing, techniques they’re…

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Houston Cyber Summit

$195

The World Affairs Council of Austin, a state partner with Cyber Houston and the Energy Conference Network, is pleased to present the Second Annual Houston Cyber Summit.   This cyber security conference features industry experts and opportunities to network with over 200 business professionals. World Affairs Council of Austin members receive a $50 registration discount.  Click here and become a member today. This event will be held in Houston.   Registration and Breakfast 7:00am – 8:10am Feb 28   Opening…

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March 2018

Academic WorldQuest™ Competition

If your high school team is ready to compete in the Central Texas AWQ competition on Saturday March 3, 2018, REGISTER HERE. Each year, Academic WorldQuest seeks to inform and engage high school teens and their teachers across the country in global affairs. More than 4,000 students participate and test their knowledge of international affairs, global current event issues, and foreign policy. The winning high school teams at each local competition is invited to participate at the national contest in Washington DC.  Our…

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  • 22nd March 2018 - Thursday
  • Neill-Cochran House Museum
  • 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin, TX.

World Spins Series: Will Blockchain Disrupt World Trade?

The World Economic Forum estimates that 10% of the world’s GDP will be recorded in blockchains by 2027. So it’s something that everyone in business needs to know about! But what is blockchain, why is it so special, and what is its real promise for global business? This presentation will cut through the considerable hype and FUD that is associated with this transformational technology, provide a plain English overview of its architecture and its benefits, and explain some of the…

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  • 30th March 2018 - Friday
  • AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
  • 1900 University Ave, Austin, TX.
  • http://coming soon

Winning, Losing, and Values—from 2 Guys on Your Head at KUT Radio

$25

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in partnership with the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business, is proud to present the Texas Enterprise Speaker Series. Values matter in the workplace, because they determine the frame that we place on the interactions that we have with others.  To put this into context, it is important to understand the psychology of values and the role that these values play in the way people interpret the world.  We discuss this…

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April 2018
  • 16th April 2018 - Monday
  • St. Edwards University, Carter Auditorium
  • 3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX.
  • http://NoRSVPneeded

China, Russia and Twenty First Century Global Geopolitics

A series of sessions titled “Challenges to the Western Liberal Order” will be held in collaboration with the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University.  The first session will take place on Monday April 16, 2018.  Kozmetsky Center Director Dr. Sharyl Cross will join her co-author Dr. Paul Bolt of the United States Air Force Academy to discuss their recently released book China, Russia and Twenty First Century Global Geopolitics, Oxford University Press Please follow and like us:

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  • 17th April 2018 - Tuesday
  • St. Edwards University, Jones Auditorium
  • 3001 South Congress, Austin, TX.
  • http://NoRSVPneeded

Challenges to the Western Liberal Order

A series of sessions titled “Challenges to the Western Liberal Order” will be held in collaboration with the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University.  The second session on Tuesday April 16th will feature leading policy officials and academics representing nations of the transatlantic community, Russia and China to discuss challenges to the rules and traditions and values of the existing Western liberal order.  Forum participants will explore the pressures on domestic and international political and financial institutions and communities to adapt to…

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May 2018
  • 8th May 2018 - Tuesday
  • San Jacinto Meeting Rooms
  • 309 E 21st St, Austin, TX.

Seventh Annual Texas-EU Business Summit

In its 7th year, the Texas-EU Business Summit is the premier event for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals seeking to expand their footprint in Europe. Texas is already the largest exporting state to the European Union. The summit builds on that footprint, focusing on promoting the international trade capacity of Texas businesses and economic development organizations while creating greater awareness regarding the benefits of exporting. The Texas-EU Business Summit sessions are led by business leaders, trade and investment…

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