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November 2017
Carlos González Gutiérrez

A Conversation with Mexico’s Cónsul General Carlos González Gutiérrez

Ambassador Carlos González Gutiérrez was appointed Consul General of Mexico in Austin during 2015.  His previous postings include: Consulate General of Mexico in Los Angeles, Consul for Community Affairs (1989-1995); Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico Director of Community Affairs of the Program for the Mexican Communities Abroad (1995-1999); Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D. C., Counselor for Hispanic Affairs (1999-2003); Institute for Mexicans Abroad, Executive Director (2003-2009). Ambassador González holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Foreign Relations from…

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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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  • 7th December 2017 - Thursday
  • St. Edwards University, Carter Auditorium
  • 3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX.

Invisible: Surviving the Cambodian Genocide

In collaboration with the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University, we will offer a lecture by Dr. Fran Pilch, Professor Emeritus of the United States Air Force Academy.  Dr. Pilch’s lecture will incorporate insights from the course she developed for the Air Force Academy entitled “War Crimes, Genocide, and Human Rights,” and extensive research included in her book released on this topic in 2017. Dr. Pilch’s lecture will concentrate on the actual accounts of survivors of Pol Pot’s genocide which…

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