World Spins Series

World Spins Series: Will Blockchain Disrupt World Trade?

Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin

The World Economic Forum estimates that 10% of the world’s GDP will be recorded in blockchains by 2027. So it’s something that everyone in business needs to know about! But what is blockchain, why is it so special, and what is its real promise for global business? This presentation will cut through the considerable hype […]

World Spins Series: National Security and Climate Change

Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin

    The second in a two-part series on the impact how changing weather patterns and public policy Despite President Trump's stated intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, there is a consensus among U.S. military leaders included Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and even Chief of Staff John Kelly, that climate change poses […]

World Spins Series: China, Innovation and Us

Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin

Join us for China, Innovation and Us featuring David Firestein, founding director, China Public Policy Center.  Throughout his career, Firestein has played an active role advancing U.S.-China and U.S.-Asia trade. He has also produced path-breaking thought leadership, scholarship and Capitol Hill testimony on a range of topics, including U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, U.S.-China infrastructure […]

Yemen: Failed State and Dire Tragedy

Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin

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) […]

World Spins Series: Thinking About Doing Business in China?

Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin

On your way to China to do business?  “Do your homework,” advises Tyler Johnson, an international business consultant and author of The Way of The Laowai: The Importance of International Self-Awareness for Businesses.   “Laowai” (pronounced  "laaw wye") is Mandarin for “old foreigner,” a reminder that culture always trumps business. Johnson should know.  He spent 10 […]

World Spins Series: An Assessment of U.S.-China Relations Midway in the Trump Administration

Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin

Two years into the Trump Administration, what is the current state of the U.S.-China relationship?  The U.S.-China “trade war” has dominated headlines in both the United States and globally throughout 2018 and into 2019. But in what ways is the U.S.-China relationship of today different from that of early 2017?  In addition, to trade and […]

World Spins Series: Venezuela Humanitarian Crisis Briefing

Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin

Over the last three years, approximately 3.4 million people have fled Venezuela for other countries around the world. It is estimated that of these, approximately 2.7 million have fled to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with the total number expected to exceed 5 million people by the end of 2019. This migration is […]

The European Union – Turmoil or Transition? BREXIT vs. Regionalism

Neill-Cochran House Museum 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin

Are you curious about the state of the European Union?  Reserve your seat now for our next World Spins Series event:  The European Union - Turmoil or Transition? BREXIT vs. Regionalism Yves Dubus   Our guest speaker, Mr. Yves Dubus, Belgian Trade Commissioner in Houston, will help us understand what is taking place in Europe.  […]

America’s Air Force: An Overview Featuring Lt. Gen. Marshall B. Webb

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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED   The World Affairs Council of Austin is honored to have Lt. Gen. Marshall B. "Brad" Webb provide an update on U.S. Air Force operations.   Lt. Gen. Webb is the Commander, Air Education and Training Command, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph. He is responsible for the recruitment, training and […]

State of the Middle East

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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? […]

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