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February 2019

Sweden: Lessons for America?


Join Whole Planet Foundation and The Great Listening, with partners The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and the World Affairs Council of Austin, for a special screening of Johan Norberg’s “Sweden: Lessons for America?” The documentary film, presented in partnership with Free to Choose Media, examines Sweden’s historical and economic evolution from one of the poorest to one of the most prosperous countries in the world. The film questions Americans’ assumptions about Sweden’s “socialist” economy and draws the connection between Sweden’s enhanced quality of life and its…

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Central Texas Academic WorldQuest™ Competition

REGISTER HERE before February 15th if your high school team is ready to compete in the Central Texas Academic WorldQuest™ (AWQ) competition on Saturday February 23, 2019. 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 events, and foreign policy. The winning high school teams at each local competition is invited to participate at the…

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  • 26th February 2019 - Tuesday
  • St. Edwards University, Jones Auditorium
  • 3001 South Congress, Austin, TX.
  • http://No RSVPs Needed

Security and Economic Priorities for Africa: Assessments and Recommendations for Developing United States-Africa Policy

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in partnership with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edward’s University, is pleased to present Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars based in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Muyangwa, among the leading experts on the diverse continent of Africa, has visited more than 30 African countries and leveraged her experience to address the continent’s most critical issues, as well as U.S.-Africa relations. Previously the longtime Academic…

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Houston Cyber Summit

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX, 77010, United States. + Google Map

The World Affairs Council of Austin, a state partner with Cyber Houston, BLUE LANCE and several other organizations, is pleased to announce the Third Annual Houston Cyber Summit.  This cyber security conference features industry experts and opportunities to network with over 200 business professionals.  Click here to learn specific details about the Summit. For busy executives, keeping up with cyber threats is a daunting task.  Knowing which questions to ask, establishing the right policies, and providing the appropriate oversight to…

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  • 28th February 2019 - Thursday
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May 2019

Eighth Annual Texas-EU Business Summit

In its 8th 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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