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April 2016

  • 27th April 2016 - Wednesday
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H.E. Domingos Fezas Vital, Ambassador of Portugal to the USA Discusses Investment and Business Opportunities in Portugal

Exclusive event for World Affairs Council Members.  Please join us for a special program on trade and investment opportunities in the Portuguese Republic.  Portugal’s economy has been expanding at a steady pace since 2010.  The newly elected government’s approved budget signals that Portugal is recovering credibility in the markets as well as trust, stability and economic optimism. Portugal’s export driven economic growth has been remarkable. Portuguese exports to the US more than doubled in the last five years from 1…

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  • 28th April 2016 - Thursday
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Business Luncheon Featuring H.E. Pham Quang Vinh, Vietnam’s Ambassador to the USA

In collaboration with the LBJ Presidential Library and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, World Affairs Council of Austin members join key Austin business and community leaders at a private luncheon with the Ambassador of Vietnam to the USA.   The main objective of this luncheon is to promote a comprehensive US-Vietnam partnership, of which key components are economic development, trade, and relationship-building with Texas-based companies across all business sectors. Since the establishment of the US- Vietnam bilateral trade agreement in…

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June 2016

  • 23rd June 2016 - Thursday
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Embassy Briefing Featuring South Africa’s Ambassador to the USA, H.E. Mr. MNINWA JOHANNES MAHLANGU

H.E. Mr. Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu, South Africa’s Ambassador to the USA, will join World Affairs Council of Austin members for an exclusive political and trade briefing. Ambassador Mahlangu is one of the leaders who played a critical role in the process leading up to the first democratic South Africa. Between 1991 and 1994, he was a negotiator at the Congress for Democratic South Africa (CODESA) and the Multiparty Negotiation Forum. In 1993, he became the Co-Chairperson of these bodies. From…

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September 2016

Ambassador Charles Rivkin on the Trans-Pacific Partnership: Opening the World’s Most Dynamic Region to U.S. Business

Please join the World Affairs Council of Austin and the U.S. Department of Commerce for a White House Business Council briefing on international trade with Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Ambassador Charles H. Rivkin. This will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and provide advice about international trade policies and how they affect your business. Charles H. Rivkin began serving as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs on February 13, 2014,…

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November 2016

  • 29th November 2016 - Tuesday
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Country Briefing Featuring Macedonia’s Ambassador to the USA, H.E. Mr. Vasko Naumovski

H.E. Mr. Vasko Naumovski, the Republic of Macedonia’s Ambassador to the USA, will join World Affairs Council of Austin members for an exclusive political and trade briefing.  Due to high interest, this event is filled to capacity.     World Affairs Council of Austin members receive exclusive invitations to private events.  Membership information is available at: Please follow and like us:

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April 2017

International Business Coalition Meeting

Please join us to hear an update from Lisa J. Kubiske, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Finance & Development in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs for the U.S. Department of State.   A United States diplomat with experience in Latin America and China, she served as the U.S. Ambassador to Honduras, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Brazil and in the Dominican Republic.  Earlier assignments include: Western Hemisphere Economics Director at the State Department; Officer in…

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December 2017

A Conversation with Ambassador Thomas Pickering about the Iran Nuclear Deal

Join the World Affairs Council of Austin for a luncheon featuring Ambassador Thomas Pickering, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Since President Trump set the stage for eventual US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, how the Congress now deals with sanctions against Iran will define the nature and pace of US potential withdrawal. What’s next with the Iran deal? How might a US withdrawal impact relations with Europe and the Middle East? The program will be conducted in an…

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March 2019

United States of America and Republic of Korea Dinner

The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to present a discussion on trade and security featuring the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Harry Harris; The Republic of Korea Ambassador to the USA, Yoon-je Cho; and President of the Korea Institute of America and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Kathleen Stephens. Ambassador Harry Harris was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 28, 2018 as…

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October 2019

Business Briefing Featuring H.E. David Bakradze, the Republic of Georgia’s Ambassador to the USA

In recent years, Georgia has been working to strengthen their own technology and innovation ecosystem with the help of the U.S. technology industry. The government of Georgia supported the establishment of entrepreneurial programs StartUp Grind Tbilisi and Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency. H.E. David Bakradze, Ambassador of Georgia to the USA, and his delegation, will provide an overview of specific opportunities available to central Texas businesses. Georgia is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Georgia is recognized…

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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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