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July 2017

Facebook Live Interview of Mandela Washington Fellows

In collaboration with the International Office at the University of Texas at Austin and the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, please join the World Affairs Council on Facebook for a live interview of four young entrepreneurs visiting Austin from Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Togo and Nigeria. The four Mandela Washington Fellows to be interviewed: Josephine Mahachi (Zimbabwe) is a media practitioner, investment consultant, businesswoman and the host and creator of Click Africa, a television show that broadcasts across…

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Mandela Washington Fellowship Pitch Competition

In collaboration with the International Office at The University of Texas at Austin you are invited to the 4th Annual Mandela Washington Fellowship –  Pitch Competition! The 25 Fellows participating in UT Austin’s Business and Entrepreneurship Institute will each present a 5-minute pitch. Please RSVP via the link.   Please follow and like us:

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September 2017

Navigating Business Overseas—Without Falling on Your Assumptions


Intercultural communication can complicate business practices. Here’s your chance to practice and learn to recognize your own cultural orientation; notice and identify cultural tendencies in any environment; predict problems culture-based difference will cause in the workplace; and develop management strategies. McCombs School of Business faculty members Deirdre Mendez, Orlando Kelm, and John N. Doggett will use real-world examples and audience feedback to show you how to recognize and manage cultural differences on international partnerships, teams, and projects of all kinds. Parking…

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Truth Stranger Than Fiction? How Thrillers are a Window into how U.S. Foreign Policy Really Works

In collaboration with the Austin School Lecture Series, the World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to feature a presentation by Todd Moss, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, now senior fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC and a nonresident scholar at Rice University’s Baker Institute in Houston.  Todd’s work focuses on US-Africa relations, energy policy, and private investment. Previously, he has been a professor at the London School of Economics (LSE) and…

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October 2017

Infrastructure Opportunities in Emerging Markets: Utilizing Commerce, USTDA and MCC

Please join the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and the World Affairs Council of Austin for a special event highlighting several key federal government resources available to Austin-area businesses looking to do business in emerging markets. The event will feature presentations and a panel discussion with the following guests: Karen Parker – Director & International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Commercial Service – Austin, the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration which helps U.S. companies get started…

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January 2018

World Spins Series: Freeze! Drought! Mudslide! Hurricane! Heat Wave! Managing Climate Change Now that the Feds Have Left the Room

The United States is the only country in the world opposed to the United National Climate Change accord. Despite President Trump’s decision to pull out of the agreement, Austin is taking a lead in tackling climate change, and we are fortunate to have a leading international expert on climate change to launch a new series, “World Spins.” The rest of the world, including China, India and the European Union, reaffirmed their commitments. Challenging the federal decision, 346 U.S. governors, mayors – including Austin’s own…

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February 2018

Houston Cyber Summit


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

  • 3rd March 2018 - Saturday
  • Vandegrift High School
  • 9500 McNeil Drive, Austin, TX.
  • No RSVP needed

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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February 2019

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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May 2020

  • 7th May 2020 - Thursday
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CxC Amplified Week of Global Issues Webinar Programming

World Affairs Council of Austin members have access to several daily webinars during the week of May 4th including: 4th Ambassador (ret.) Bill Taylor, EVP, U.S. Institute of Peace, and Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine 5th Global Leadership in Crisis featuring General (ret.) David Petraeus, Chairman, KKR Global Institute 5th Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking featuring Lynn Sanchez, The Life Link 6th UN Women Global Champion for Innovation featuring Dr. Nina Ansary,  Visiting Fellow, The London School of Economics Center…

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