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October 2018

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

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 an international geopolitical consultant, global speaker, award winning educator,…

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June 2019

Paving the Way for the Next Generation of U.S.-Japan Collaboration

In collaboration with the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange (CULCON), a binational advisory panel to the governments of Japan and the United States, the World Affairs Council of Austin invites you to a symposium for industry leaders, educators, government officials and citizen diplomats to examine developments in science, technology and business. Please join us for a discussion of how Americans and Japanese can work together to solve shared challenges, and how to nurture the next generation of U.S.-Japan…

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Mexico’s Innovation Entrepreneur Pitch Night

Join us for a Pitch Night celebrating the startups of the Innovation Bridge Mexico-Austin program at the Consulate General of Mexico.  The startups pitching represent Mexican innovation across many industries. After a rigorous selection process, the selected companies spent 10 weeks in Austin, TX in Tech Ranch’s accelerator program. Each startup was selected from a nation-wide call for their impactful solutions, strong teams, and ability to grow in the United States. RSVP to hear how these businesses are changing the…

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July 2019

Doing Business in Japan

The World Affairs Council of Austin is once again a partner organization for the annual Oita Japan Festival!   You won’t want to miss the “Doing Business in Japan” seminars during the Festival.  The first seminar will start at 1:15 pm the same seminar repeats at 3:15 pm.  Texas exported over $6 billion in goods and services to Japan.  Japan is also a top five export market for central Texas companies.  Be sure to attend this informative session to learn more…

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August 2019

USMCA Trade Briefing

The World Affairs Council of Austin, U.S. Commercial Service, BBVA, ITC at UTSA, and the Texas Camino Real District Export Council invite you to a USMCA Trade Briefing featuring David Olsen, Mexico Desk Officer, Office of North America, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Katrice Kelly, Senior International Trade Specialist, Office of Trade Negotiations and Analysis/Industry & Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce. USMCA was signed on November 30, 2018 and Mexico’s legislative body voted in favor of the new trade agreement…

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September 2019

International Political Risk: Implications for Business Leaders with DJ Peterson

In collaboration with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edward’s University, the World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to present Dr. DJ Peterson at the next meeting of the Central Texas International Business Coalition.  Our guest speaker, Dr. DJ Peterson, is President of Longview Global Advisors. Dr. Peterson has 28 years of research and consulting experience focusing on politics, economics, business, technology, and society.  Prior to founding Longview Global Advisors in 2013, he held senior positions at Eurasia…

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October 2019

Fourth Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

Texas – Latin America Business Summit Helps Texas Companies Access Nearshore Expanding Markets The World Affairs Council of Austin will present the Fourth Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit on October 3, 2019.  Forbes reported in March that LATAM’s economy has the potential to grow faster than that of Asia.  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…

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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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December 2019

Be Part of Aguascalientes (Mexico) – Business Opportunities Briefing

December 5, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Consulate General of México in Austin, 5202 E. Ben White Blvd, Suite 150, Austin, 78741, United States. + Google Map

Attend this seminar and learn why Texas companies should consider doing business in Aguascalientes Aguascalientes belongs to the “Bajío Region” -- Mexico’s most important development pole and most influential IT cluster.  Sharing the same time zone with Texas facilitates and enables more efficient communications and logistics. Aguascalientes enjoys a demographic bonus with an average population age of 25. As one of the most educated States in Mexico, Aguascalientes features a wide offering of university and technical schools.  It has one…

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