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December 2017

Hot Topic: How to Fix Trade & Save U.S. Jobs Featuring Jeremy Haft

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to offer a presentation by Jeremy Haft.  Mr. Haft will outline the protectionist policies currently being advocated by both sides of the political spectrum.  These protectionist efforts would have the opposite of their intended effect: they’d destroy more jobs than they save, especially in the manufacturing and agricultural Rust Belt.  Mr. Haft will present alternative ways to “fix” trade, ways that would safeguard jobs, health, and safety without saving some jobs at…

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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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