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October 2019

Populism and Nationalism on the Rise: A German Perspective

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Neill-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel Street, Austin, TX, 78705, United States. + Google Map

       2019 is Deutschlandjahr USA.  To commemorate the Year of German-American Friendship, please join us for dinner and a special presentation on 'Populism and Nationalism on the Rise: A German Perspective." Our guest speaker, Dr. Stefan Schlüter, will provide special insight on contemporary Germany in the context of its history, German-Israeli relations, Jewish life in Germany, and the rise of anti-Semitism and populism in Europe. Dr. Schlüter joined the German Foreign Office in 1979 and draws upon his impressive foreign service…

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Accessing the European Market via Dublin

The next meeting of the Central Texas International Business Coalition will feature guest speaker Lorcan Tyrrell, Head of Development at Dublin Airport Central. Dublin Airport Central is Ireland’s next generation urban quarter, located just 50 yards from Terminal 2 at the Airport. Specifically targeted at international companies who want a European hub office with ease of access to both the EU and US markets, Dublin Airport Central is the ideal location for any US business to start or expand in…

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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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December 2019

Be Part of Aguascalientes (Mexico) – Business Opportunities Briefing

December 5, 2019 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Consulate General of México in Austin, 5202 E. Ben White Blvd, Suite 150, Austin, 78741, United States. + Google Map

Attend this seminar and learn why Texas companies should consider doing business in Aguascalientes Aguascalientes belongs to the “Bajío Region” -- Mexico’s most important development pole and most influential IT cluster.  Sharing the same time zone with Texas facilitates and enables more efficient communications and logistics. Aguascalientes enjoys a demographic bonus with an average population age of 25. As one of the most educated States in Mexico, Aguascalientes features a wide offering of university and technical schools.  It has one…

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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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The Shifting Role and Impact of Diplomacy in a World in Disarray

The World Affairs Council of Austin welcomes Nicholas Kralev, Executive Director of the Washington International Diplomatic Academy, who will discuss the shifting role and impact of diplomacy in a world in disarray. Nicholas Kralev is an author, journalist and entrepreneur specializing in diplomacy and international affairs, whose work of more than 20 years has taken him to almost 100 countries. He is the founding executive director of the Washington International Diplomatic Academy, an independent organization that provides practical professional training…

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