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September 2018

Trump-Putin, US-Russia and World Order

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to host Sharyl Cross, PhD, Director of the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University and Global Policy Scholar at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Cross will provide an overview of US-Russia relations and the impact on geopolitics. Agenda 6:00 PM Registration and networking 6:15 PM Speaker Presentation followed by Q&A 7:15 PM  Additional networking 7:30 PM Event Concludes   Sharyl N. Cross, PhD, was…

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Annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia

In collaboration with the Consulate General of Mexico, the Fiesta de Independencia Foundation,  the City of Austin, Univision, the State Preservation Board, and the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, Austin’s annual Fiesta de El Grito de Independencia is a musical celebration and historical re-enactment of Mexico’s call for independence from Spain.  The event takes place each year on the South Steps of the State Capitol. The Fiesta de El Grito was relocated to the grounds of the State Capitol and taken…

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  • 17th September 2018 - Monday
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Briefing by Michael McCaul, Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in partnership with the Eleanor Crook Foundation, is pleased to provide members with a special off-the-record briefing on foreign policy and security by the Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, Michael McCaul. World Affairs Council of Austin members have received email invitations along with information on how to RSVP for this exclusive, invitation-only event in your September WACA newsletter.     Eleanor Crook Foundation The Eleanor Crook Foundation is an Austin-based…

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World Affairs Trivia Night

$20

The World Affairs Council of Austin’s annual event for global affairs-minded people like you! Join us for the Fourth Edition of World Affairs Trivia Night for adults. Have fun and show off your skills in geography, current events, global affairs, world leaders and international culture. Compete against your friends and colleagues in 8 rounds of international themed trivia! Teams of 2 – 5 people can register for $20 per team.  Teams will have the opportunity to win prizes from local…

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  • 26th September 2018 - Wednesday
  • DOWNTOWN
  • , Austin, .

Japan – Texas BizMatch Launch

The World Affairs Council of Austin’s Center for Global Trade has established a partnership with J-GoodTech, a division of Japan’s Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation (SMRJ).  The partnership is specially tailored to connect Texan companies to potential customers and partners in Japan.  J-GoodTech is comprised of approximately 8,100 qualified Japanese SME members. This business matchmaking launch event will include representatives of at least 20 Japanese companies seeking Texan partners. Throughout the summer of 2018, the Center…

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October 2018

Third Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

The World Affairs Council of Austin will present the Texas-Latin America Business Summit on Thursday, October 4th.  The Summit brings trade promotion experts and business decision-makers together for panels and meetings.  The event is a unique face-to-face opportunity for Austin corporate representatives to make connections and learn about current inbound and outbound business opportunities with Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, Guatemala, and other nations. Over the last decade, the region experienced a deep economic and social transformation, which lifted millions out of poverty…

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  • 9th October 2018 - Tuesday
  • EVENT FILLED TO CAPACITY
  • , Austin, .

Briefing by H.E. Pjer Simunovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia

The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to present a private briefing featuring H.E. Pjer Simunovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the United States of America. Pjer Šimunović is Croatia’s Ambassador to the United States since September 2017. Before assuming his Ambassadorship, together with a career in international affairs journalism and academic research he served in various high-level positions in the Croatian Government, in the fields of national security, defense and diplomacy. He was Director of the…

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Egypt: The Arab Spring and Beyond

  The World Affairs Council of Austin is pleased to host Roy E. Casagranda, PhD and Professor of Government at Austin Community College for a discussion on Egypt: The Arab Spring and Beyond. This presentation will address four questions: What are the causes that led to the Arab Spring? What is at stake? What is the legacy of the Arab Spring? And where does the world go from here? Agenda 6:00 PM Registration and networking 6:15 PM Speaker Presentation followed…

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Tapping into the Trade Opportunities of Global Emerging Markets

The World Affairs Council of Austin, in collaboration with the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward’s University, is  pleased to present Dr. Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Center for Emerging Markets Institute (EMI), S. C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. Dr. Casanova specializes in international business with a focus on emerging market multinationals.  Her presentation entitled “Tapping into the Trade Opportunities of Global Emerging Markets” will provide an introductory overview of regional opportunities and priority new investment areas…

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Genocide and Dreams: Iraq

The Austin School, in collaboration with the World Affairs Council of Austin, will feature Roy E. Casagranda, PhD and Professor of Government at Austin Community College for a presentation on Genocide and Dreams: Iraq   Please follow and like us:

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