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September 2019

Trade, Technology and the New Global Political Order

The World Affairs Council of Austin in partnership with the Kozmetsky Center is pleased to have Dr. DJ Peterson, Founder of Longview Global Advisors in Austin.  Dr. Peterson will share his perspective on the looming U.S.-China trade war;  U.S-Mexico/Latin America business and trade relations in the context of hardened border policies; the use of tariffs to achieve American global strategic priorities in the Middle East, East Asia and Latin America; and Brexit’s impact on the European Union’s cohesion and prospects for…

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October 2019

U.S. Army Major General (Ret.) Mari K. Eder Discusses the “Information Apocalypse”

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to partner with the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University in welcoming U.S. Army Major General (Ret.) Mari K. Eder, PhD to Austin.  Dr. Eder will assess the erosion in confidence regarding public information and suggesting ways that we might safeguard society from disinformation. Maj. Gen. Eder will share her perspective on the media and information in influencing perceptions of institutions, public leaders and elections.  The lecture will analyze developments in the…

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November 2019

  • 16th November 2019 - Saturday
  • St. Edwards University
  • 3001 S Congress Avenue, Austin, TX.
  • no-RSVP-needed

French Market Day Celebrating the Austin-Angers Sister Cities

The World Affairs Council of Austin invites you to attend French Market Day at St. Edward’s University.  Feast on mouth watering food from French inspired chefs and demos for the culinary curious. We will have film screenings curated by the director of the Angers Film Festival. French morning cartoons, sing alongs, and story time presented by the Austin Public Library for the kiddos. For the big kids at heart St. Edwards will be hosting French language lessons, music, film, dance,…

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January 2020

Texas Global Food Security Summit

Join the Eleanor Crook Foundation, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the World Affairs Council of Austin, and UT Austin’s LBJ School of Public Affairs for the inaugural Texas Global Food Security Summit. The summit will provide a platform to discuss and promote the unique leadership of the state of Texas in advancing global food security and nutrition. Summit speakers will include members of the Texas congressional delegation, state government officials, and leaders from the university, agriculture, business, and civil…

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February 2020

  • 12th February 2020 - Wednesday
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Ireland Briefing

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to feature at our next members-only meeting an evening with Ireland’s Consul General Claire McCarthy and Vice Consul Paul Breen.  During this special meeting, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about current events in Ireland as well as Ireland’s inititiatives in Austin, America and the world. Join us and meet your fellow members and hear how to become more engaged in Central Texas’ international community. Please RSVP via your emailed invitation.…

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  • 19th February 2020 - Wednesday
  • St. Edwards University, Carter Auditorium
  • 3001 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX.

Strategic Security Challenges in the Middle East: Perspectives on a ‘Second Arab Spring’ and the U.S.-Iran Confrontation

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to partner with the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University in offering a presentation by Theodore “Ted” Karasik, PhD, Senior Advisor at Gulf State Analytics.  Dr. Karasik will share his perspective on the security challenges in the Middle East, the potential of a Second “Arab Spring” and the recent diplomatic and military confrontation between the United States and Iran. For the past 30 years, Dr. Karasik worked for several U.S. agencies involved…

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Central Texas Academic WorldQuest™ Competition

REGISTER your high school team by February 7th if your team is ready to compete in the Central Texas Academic WorldQuest™ (AWQ) competition on Saturday February 22, 2020. 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 events, and foreign policy. The winning high school teams at each local competition becomes eligible to participate…

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April 2020

  • 22nd April 2020 - Wednesday
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The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy

EVENT POSTPONED DUE TO EUROPEAN TRAVEL LIMITATIONS   The World Affairs Council of Austin, the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St Edwards University, and Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Sudies at the University of Texas are pleased to present the Kennan Conversation with Andrei Kozyrev.  Mr. Kozyrev will provide attendees with an eyewitness account of the collapse of the Soviet Union, the struggle to create a democratic Russia in its place, and how…

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August 2020

  • 27th August 2020 - Thursday
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Author Lesley Blume among Speakers in August

August — 6th at 1pm Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-Up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World featuring Lesley Blume, award-winning journalist, historian, and New York Times bestselling author // 11th at 10am International Biz Advantage: Austin & Israel featuring Lior Koriat, CEO at Quali; Ze’ev Lavie, VP at the Israeli Chambers of Commerce; and Limor Nakar-Vincent, Deputy Executive Director at the BIRD Foundation // 13th at 10am Intelligent Manufacturing in Europe Series featuring Italy and Turkey // 14th at 1pm…

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September 2020

State of the Middle East

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to welcome back distinguished author and professor of Government at Austin Community College, Roy E. Casagranda, PhD  for a discussion on the State of the Middle East. Attendees will obtain answers to these questions: What has three and of half years of Trump brought the Middle East? What does the Middle East look like post US-hegemony? How do Trump’s NATO positions impact the Middle East? Afghanistan-Iraq-Syria-Yemen, how has invasion and civil war…

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