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February 2020

  • 19th February 2020 - Wednesday
  • St. Edwards University, Carter Auditorium
  • 3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX.

Strategic Security Challenges in the Middle East: Perspectives on a ‘Second Arab Spring’ and the U.S.-Iran Confrontation

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to partner with the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University in offering a presentation by Theodore “Ted” Karasik, PhD, Senior Advisor at Gulf State Analytics.  Dr. Karasik will share his perspective on the security challenges in the Middle East, the potential of a Second “Arab Spring” and the recent diplomatic and military confrontation between the United States and Iran. For the past 30 years, Dr. Karasik worked for several U.S. agencies involved…

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Central Texas Academic WorldQuest™ Competition

REGISTER your high school team by February 7th if your team is ready to compete in the Central Texas Academic WorldQuest™ (AWQ) competition on Saturday February 22, 2020. 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 becomes eligible to participate…

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The Shifting Role and Impact of Diplomacy in a World in Disarray

The World Affairs Council of Austin welcomes Nicholas Kralev, Executive Director of the Washington International Diplomatic Academy, who will discuss the shifting role and impact of diplomacy in a world in disarray. Nicholas Kralev is an author, journalist and entrepreneur specializing in diplomacy and international affairs, whose work of more than 20 years has taken him to almost 100 countries. He is the founding executive director of the Washington International Diplomatic Academy, an independent organization that provides practical professional training…

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March 2020

Ireland: Creating Space for Business to Grow

Texas and Ireland share a rich history of political, economic, and commercial relations. Texas exports $580 million worth of goods and services to Ireland annually, an impressive amount relative to the country’s population of 4.8 million people. With a GDP of $383 billion in 2018, Ireland is one of the most open, and export-driven economies in the world and the gateway to the European economy. The Celtic Tiger’s GDP increased by 4.3 percent in 2019 and is projected to increase…

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  • 13th March 2020 - Friday
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Upcoming Events

March — 13-18th SXSW visiting delegations; April — 2nd Access Asia; 14th French Tech and French American Business Council of Austin; May — 12th Texas-EU Business Summit; more details as speakers are confirmed Please follow and like us:

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  • 27th March 2020 - Friday
  • BBVA Bank
  • 1703 W. 5th, Ste. 500, Austin, TX.

America’s Air Force: An Overview Featuring Lt. Gen. Marshall B. Webb

The World Affairs Council of Austin is honored to have Lt. Gen. Marshall B. “Brad” Webb provide an update on U.S. Air Force operations.   Lt. Gen. Webb is the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. He is responsible for the recruitment, training and education of Air Force personnel.  This presentation will provide attendees with a review of U.S. Air Force efforts to meet current and emerging challenges on the global stage.  Lt. Gen. Webb…

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