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September 2018

World Affairs Trivia Night


The World Affairs Council of Austin’s annual event for global affairs-minded people like you! Join us for the Fourth Edition of World Affairs Trivia Night for adults. Have fun and show off your skills in geography, current events, global affairs, world leaders and international culture. Compete against your friends and colleagues in 8 rounds of international themed trivia! Teams of 2 – 5 people can register for $20 per team.  Teams will have the opportunity to win prizes from local…

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  • 26th September 2018 - Wednesday
  • , Austin, .

Japan – Texas BizMatch Launch

The World Affairs Council of Austin’s Center for Global Trade has established a partnership with J-GoodTech, a division of Japan’s Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation (SMRJ).  The partnership is specially tailored to connect Texan companies to potential customers and partners in Japan.  J-GoodTech is comprised of approximately 8,100 qualified Japanese SME members. This business matchmaking launch event will include representatives of at least 20 Japanese companies seeking Texan partners. Throughout the summer of 2018, the Center…

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October 2018

Third Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

The World Affairs Council of Austin will present the Texas-Latin America Business Summit on Thursday, October 4th.  The Summit brings trade promotion experts and business decision-makers together for panels and meetings.  The event is a unique face-to-face opportunity for Austin corporate representatives to make connections and learn about current inbound and outbound business opportunities with Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and other nations. Over the last decade, the region experienced a deep economic and social transformation, which lifted millions out of poverty…

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Egypt: The Arab Spring and Beyond

  The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to host Roy E. Casagranda, PhD and Professor of Government at Austin Community College for a discussion on Egypt: The Arab Spring and Beyond. This presentation will address four questions: What are the causes that led to the Arab Spring? What is at stake? What is the legacy of the Arab Spring? And where does the world go from here? Agenda 6:00 PM Registration and networking 6:15 PM Speaker Presentation followed…

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Genocide and Dreams: Iraq

The Austin School, in collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Austin, will feature Roy E. Casagranda, PhD and Professor of Government at Austin Community College for a presentation on Genocide and Dreams: Iraq   Please follow and like us:

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  • 30th October 2018 - Tuesday
  • BBVA Compass
  • 1703 W. 5th, Ste. 500, Austin, TX.
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America’s Enormous Debt – Symptom of a Broken Political System

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to feature Paul Stebbins, of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget and the Campaign to Fix the Debt.   Mr. Stebbins is a founder and former CEO of World Fuel Services, a Fortune 100 Company. Mr. Stebbins’ commentary will focus on the fiscal and political environment and how it has never been more perilous.  Trillion dollar deficits are set to return within the next two years with our already record high national…

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November 2018

Great Listening Forum

  Positive solutions will be offered in The Great Listening’s Forum of ideas and solutions. Panels and speakers will focus on important issues.  There will also be local, national and international thought-leaders, CEO’s, and elected officials who will make this experience one-of-a-kind.   Please follow and like us:

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Yemen: Failed State and Dire Tragedy

Yemen is another front that openly exhibits Iran-Saudi Arabia geopolitical rivalry. History has come full circle: Yemen has become to Saudi Arabia what Vietnam was to the United States. How did Yemen get to this point? The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to have David Oualaalou (pronounced Walalou, known also as Dr. O) discuss the situation in Yemen and its impact on the Middle East. Dr. David Oualaalou is a global-affairs consultant, professional speaker, author, international security analyst,…

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