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February 2019

Preventing Conflict – The Role of Diplomacy and Development in Reducing Insecurity

The world is experiencing a 25-year peak in violent conflict, trapping millions of innocent men, women and children in cycles of poverty and displacement. More than 550,000 people die from violence every year in places like Syria, Yemen and South Sudan, while the annual humanitarian need globally has increased from $3.5 billion to over $20 billion since 2004. In 2016, only 2 percent of official development assistance to fragile countries was dedicated to conflict prevention. Yet, we know these programs…

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Central Texas Academic WorldQuest™ Competition

REGISTER before February 15th if your high school team is ready to compete in the Central Texas Academic WorldQuest™ (AWQ) competition on Saturday February 23, 2019. 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 is invited to participate at the national…

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Security and Economic Priorities for Africa: Assessments and Recommendations for Developing United States-Africa Policy

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in partnership with the Kozmetsky Center of Excellence at St. Edward’s University, is pleased to present Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Director of the Africa Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars based in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Muyangwa, among the leading experts on the diverse continent of Africa, has visited more than 30 African countries and leveraged her experience to address the continent’s most critical issues, as well as U.S.-Africa relations. Previously the longtime Academic…

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Houston Cyber Summit

February 27 @ 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX, 77010, United States. + Google Map

The World Affairs Council of Austin, a state partner with Cyber Houston, BLUE LANCE and several other organizations, is pleased to announce the Third Annual Houston Cyber Summit.  This cyber security conference features industry experts and opportunities to network with over 200 business professionals.  Click here to learn specific details about the Summit. For busy executives, keeping up with cyber threats is a daunting task.  Knowing which questions to ask, establishing the right policies, and providing the appropriate oversight to…

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March 2019
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Upcoming Events

March SXSW events with Sweden, the Netherlands, USMCA, Norway, the Great Listening South Korean Ambassadors Young Professionals Event with Julie Kavanagh, Diplomat-in-Residence April China Military Defense   more details to follow Please follow and like us:

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Belgian Cafe at SXSW

Meet the Belgian delegation’s innovative, creative companies & startups and discover promising music talent from Belgium, such as Tamino, Buscemi, and Le Motel. Event partners include Flanders Invest & Trade Agency, VisitFlanders,, Wallonia Export-Investment Agency, Wallonia-Brussels International, and Please follow and like us:

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May 2019

Eighth Annual Texas-EU Business Summit

In its 8th year, the Texas-EU Business Summit is the premier event for Texas businesses, entrepreneurs and economic development professionals seeking to expand their footprint in Europe. Texas is already the largest exporting state to the European Union. The summit builds on that footprint, focusing on promoting the international trade capacity of Texas businesses and economic development organizations while creating greater awareness regarding the benefits of exporting. The Texas-EU Business Summit sessions are led by business leaders, trade and investment…

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