Past Press Coverage

Recent Coverage of the Council

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses the latest developments concerning the Iran nuclear deal

WATCH: CROSSROADS | Iran Says Nuclear Deal Is on 'Life Support'

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses the UNHRC vote on a probe into the violence in Gaza

WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on UNHRC vote on probe into Gaza violence

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses President Trump's reaction to suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on Trump's decision whether to strike Syria

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses the Palestinian protests as Israel braces for more clashes
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on Israel bracing for more Palestinian clashes

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses Trump's order to impose $50 billion in new tariffs on China
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on Trump's new tariffs on China

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Stateside on i24 News, discusses the Russian threats of expulsions against the UK
WATCH: STATESIDE | Craig Snyder on Russia threatens expulsions against U.K.

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Clearcut on i24 News, discusses the U.S. sending of anti-tank missiles to Ukraine
WATCH: CLEARCUT | Craig Snyder on the U.S. sending of anti-tank missiles to Ukraine

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses Russians killed in U.S. airstrikes in Syria
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on Nikki Haley's claim that the Assad regime now a front for Iran

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Clearcut on i24 News, discusses the humanitarian crisis in Yemen
WATCH: CLEARCUT | Craig Snyder on the UN report blaming deaths in Yemen on Saudi-coalition 

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses the growing tensions in Israel as Abbas blasts 'sinful' Jerusalem decision
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on the Trump envoy to Israel amid growing tension

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses the Saudi interception of a missile fired from Yemen
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on the Saudi interception of a missile fired from Yemen

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Clearcut on i24 News, discusses the House bill passed to curb terrorist payments
WATCH: CLEARCUT | Craig Snyder on the House bill passed to curb terrorist payments

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses the Pope's visit to Myanmar amid the Rohingya crisis
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on the Papal visit to Myanmar

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Stateside on i24 News, discusses the U.S. strikes on the Taliban's Afghan opium fields
WATCH: STATESIDE | Craig Snyder on U.S. strikes on Taliban opium fields

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses the NYC suspect charged in terror attack
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on NYC terror suspect

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Clearcut on i24 News, discusses Tillerson's meeting with Pakistan's leader
WATCH: CLEARCUT | Craig Snyder on Tillerson's meeting with Pakistan's leader

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses Netanyahu and Israeli settlements
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on Netanyahu and Israeli settlements

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Stateside on i24 News, discusses North Korea's recent threats after U.S. sanctions
WATCH: STATESIDE | Craig Snyder on North Korean threats after U.S. sanctions

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses the Rohingya Muslims facing persecution in Myanmar
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses Guterres' trip to Israel and a two-state solution
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on Guterres' trip to Israel and a two-state solution

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Clearcut on i24 News, discusses how the U.S. may be using Egypt to get to North Korea
WATCH: CLEARCUT | Craig Snyder on How the U.S. May Be Using Egypt to Get to North Korea

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses North Korea's Nuclear Threats against the US territory of Guam
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on North Korea's Nuclear Threat Against Guam

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Crossroads on i24 News, discusses China's Mid-East peace plan
WATCH: CROSSROADS | Craig Snyder on China's Mid-East Peace Plan

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed on Clearcut on i24 News, discusses the naval drills conducted by China and Russia in the Baltic Sea
WATCH: CLEARCUT | Craig Snyder on China, Russia conduct naval drills in the Baltic Sea

 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, is interviewed by i24 News, discusses the relationship between the U.S. and Russia following President Trump’s recent meeting with Vladimir Putin
WATCH: CLEARCUT | Craig Snyder on Trump/Russia 

The Whole Truth and its host, David Eisenhower, are profiled by The Exeter Bulletin
"The art of civil discourse: Historian David Eisenhower '66 makes room on TV for respectful debate of today's issues" in The Exeter Bulletin

The Council hosts the 2018 JR Model United Nations conference at Temple University 
"Children tackle global conflict topics in student diplomat programon KYW Newsradio

 

The Council kicks off the 2018 Jr. Model U.N. program with the Cultural Diplomacy Conference at the Penn Museum
"Student Diplomat/Junior Model UN Program for Middle School Students," in The Almanac 

Edith Mayer, a loyal World Affairs Council traveler, shares her remarkable story of escaping from the Germans with forged documents on CBS News' 60 Minutes with Anderson Cooper
"How a WWII-era forger saved lives, one fake document at a time" on CBSnews.com 

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, pens op-ed about leading a World Affairs Council seminar tour to Israel and the territories of the Palestinian Authority for the Philadelphia Inquirer
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On tour of Israel and territories, one story offers a message of hope" on Philly.com

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, pens op-ed about the nature of Liberals' disagreements with Trump for the Philadelphia Inquirer
"Liberals disagree with Trump just because he's Trump - and that's bad for both sideson Philly.com

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, pens op-ed in praise of the value of the Bodine High School for International Affairs
"Come to Bodine High and be inspiredin The Philadelphia Inquirer and on Philly.com

The Whole Truth, the Council's national public television show, and David Eisenhower, show host, are reviewed by Amherst College
"Back to the Future: The words fairness and objectivity evoke a midcentury moment. 
Enter David Eisenhower ’70" on Amherst Creates
"Television: ‘The Whole Truth’ aims for something a little different than average news shows" on Delcotimes.com 

Bodine High School for International Affairs, the Council's partner school, wins a nation-wide competition to host a Teachers of Critical Language Program (TCLP) teacher
"Bodine High School for International Affairs to Host a Chinese Teacher Through State Department Program
American Councils for International Education press release

Council President and CEO, Craig Snyder, pens op-ed about the challenges of North Korea for the Philadelphia Inquirer 
"Two bad options on North Korea: Acceptance or war" on Philly.com

Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, delivers keynote remarks at Council event, "Latin America’s Role in 2017 and Beyond"
Post-event coverage: WATCH: NBC 10 News
Pre-event coverage: Vicente Fox will be in Philadelphia in Al Dia 
WATCH: Eyewitness News

Chinese Foreign Ministry Counselor Li Kexin comments on the direction of U.S. Chinese relations
Future Of U.S., China Relations Takes Center Stage In Philadelphia  
in CBS Philly

RAND Corporation expert discusses potential military scenarios in the Baltics
Putin orders Russia's air force to prepare for a 'time of war' putting NATO in rocky standing in Business Insider

Commentary: America First or an American century? opinion article written by Council President Craig Snyder in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, delivers remarks at Council luncheon
A Shot in the Arm: Stimulating the American Workforce transcript of President Harker's remarks 
Fed may want to delay policy changes until after U.S. election: Harker in The New York Times
Fed Official: Immigrants 'Missing Ingredient' to Growth in U.S. News and World Report

FedEx CEO Michael Ducker comments on the Trans-Pacific Partnership at an event with the Council and Fox School of Business
Trump sends chills through WTO in Politico

Obama administration officials ramp up push for Pacific pact on The Hill

Fethullah Gülen answers questions posed by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
WATCH: Mr. Gülen's Remarks
Exiled cleric living in Pa. condemns Turkish crackdown on his supporters on CBSPhilly
Turkish Cleric, Accused in Coup Plot, Calls Crackdown ‘Dark Pages’ in History in The New York Times
‘Enough is enough’: Exiled cleric Gulen denounces Turkish purge of his supporters in The Washington Post

Council honors Vice President Joseph R. Biden as well as the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson at 2016 Atlas Award event
Vice President Biden discusses cancer moonshot in Philadelphia speech watch on Delaware Online
Biden urges support of White House's 'cancer moonshot' in The Philadelphia Inquirer
Biden Honored For Work In Fight Against Cancer on CBS Philly
VP Joe Biden ‘Planned On Running’ For President Until Son’s Devastating Cancer Diagnosis on CBS Philly
Vice President Joe Biden Honored With Award in Philadelphia for Cancer Initiative on NBC Philly
Vice President Joe Biden Honored for Cancer Research in Philadelphia on 6ABC
Biden Receives Atlas Award on
iradiophillyCancer Research Papers Should Be Shared at No Cost - Biden on Sputnik News
Biden Says He's Astounded by Trump's Foreign Policy Comments on WDEL

Federal Reserve Board Chair Visits the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia
Janet Yellen Speech Indicates Fed Will Rethink Interest Rate Plans in The New York Times 
Yellen: No Rate Rise Until Economic Outlook Clears in The Wall Street Journal
Federal Reserve Chair Yellen calls weak job numbers 'concerning' but says the overall economy is healthy in The Washington Post
In Philly, Fed Chief Janet Yellen backs interest rate rises but is Sphinx-like on timing in The Philadelphia Inquirer
Parsing Yellen's Speech at World Affairs Council on Bloomberg

The Council holds a forum on the Muslim World, featuring a keynote by Ambassador Marc Grossman
Local Group Holds Forum To Educate People On The Muslim World on CBS Philly

Council President, Craig Snyder, writes about what President Obama needs to see on his historic first trip to Cuba
Commentary: What Obama Needs to See While in Cubain The Philadelphia Inquirer

David Brock comes to the Council on the eve of Hillary Clinton's Benghazi testimony
Hillary Clinton's Allies Push Talking Points Before Her Benghazi Testimony in The New York Times
Clinton Gets Political Boost on Eve of Testimony in The Philadelphia Inquirer

High school students from the greater Philadelphia area explore China's role in reshaping international relations at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia's Summer Global Leadership Seminar
China, the World Stage, and Your Role as a Global Citizen on Knowledge@Wharton High School

The Philadelphia Business Journal spotlights our newest staff member at the Council, Ned Hawkins.
Ned Hawkins, Associate Director of Student Programs in the Philadelphia Business Journal

USA Today cites the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as an expert source on travel to Cuba
Cuba a la carte: Can you skip a formal tour? on USA Today

The U.S. travel industry has spent more than a half-century gazing over a narrow stretch of sea at Cuba, the once and future vacation paradise located just a 45-minute jaunt from one of America's busiest airports.
Soon, This Is How You'll Get to Cuba on Bloomberg Travel

In a rare public forum, two Cuban officials were given a platform to state their points of view about the warming of relations between the U.S. and Cuba during an event at The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.
Cuba Will Retain Its Unique Character, According to Officials on Travel Pulse

Judith Sills, a World Affairs Council of Philadelphia traveler, who recently visited Iran, tells her story of meeting her husband, and how the Council plays a quirky part in the love story.
From Mourning Comes Advice, Then Love on the New York Times

Council President Craig Snyder wrote about understanding the core of democracy in Tunisia, after visiting the country on a Council study tour.
Read more here on Philly.com

Council speaker and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino joined Dom Giordano on April 22, 2015.
Listen to Ms. Perino's interview here.

What does globalization have to do with an election for mayor of Philadelphia?
Answer: Everything.
"When electing a mayor this year, think globally," written by John F. Smith, Nancy Gilboy, Craig Snyder, and Steve Wray, on the Philadelphia Inquirer

Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute, spoke at the Council's 21st Century Technology Conference on February 2, 2015.
Listen to his remarks on WHYY's Skytalk.

Lawrence Husick, one of the Council's speakers at the 21st Century Technology "Great Debates" conference on February 3, expanded on his thoughts about internet connectedness.
Internet Connectedness: Unequaled Incubator for Innovation or the Death of Privacy and Civility? By Lawrence A. Husick

The Council's day-long conference on 21st Century Technology featured more than a dozen tech, energy, genetics, biotechnology, and space experts, including astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Fox 29 News
On Tuesday night former astronaut Buzz Aldrin spoke about space exploration with Philadelphia’s tech community at a conference with the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Drexel University, and The Franklin Institute.
CBS Philly: Buzz Aldrin Discusses Space Exploration

Senator John McCain took questions on war and politics at the Union League during a World Affairs Council of Philadelphia luncheon event on Monday, December 1st.
The Philadelphia Metro reports: John McCain tells Philly war-weary U.S. must press on

Yeganeh Salehi, a journalist for The National who was originally scheduled to speak at a Council event on October 2, 2014, has been released on bail by the Iranian government. She was held for over two months without charge, though her husband, Iranian-American Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, remains in prison.
Iran frees Yeganeh Salehi, wife of Post’s Tehran correspondent

While the National Constitution Center is a gem in the civic crown of Philadelphia, the notion of focusing civil discourse on the issues of our time has been practiced continuously at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia for 65 years.

Scroll down to see the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia's President & CEO, Craig Snyder's "Letter to the Editor."

ISSUE | CIVIC DIALOGUE: Unified focus on discourse over day's issues

Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) joined the World Affairs Council on the first stop of his book tour for The Way Forward. Watch the clip on CNN’s Smerconish and read about it in the Inquirer, the Daily News, and Roll Call.
The Philadelphia Inquirer: GOP's Ryan tells Phila. audience Romney should run again
Roll Call: Paul Ryan Rules Out Another Government Shutdown
The Daily News: Rep. Ryan makes Philly first stop on book tour; protests outside deride him

TripAdvisor’s Wendy Perrin wrote about the Council’s April 2014 tour to Iran. Sign up for one of our three departures in 2015.
Just Back from Iran: The 10 Biggest Surprises

Mr. Timothy Geithner, former United States Secretary of the Treasury, spoke at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia on May 19, 2014.
6ABC covers Secterary Geithner at the Council

Sixty-five years ago this spring, not long after the end of World War II, a group of visionary Philadelphia civic leaders convened to create the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia. Read more in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
For 65 years, thoughtful discourse on foreign affairs challenges

Trudy Rubin, Inquirer columnist, quotes Council speaker Ambassador Thomas Pickering on U.S.-Iran relations and Iran's choice of Hamid Aboutalebi as U.N. Ambassador.
Worldview: Iran's choice for U.N. ambassador highlights old wounds

Recent Council speaker, Wesley Smith, from the “In Sickness and in Health” Great Debates conference, writes about his debate with counter speaker Thaddeus Pope in the article, “If Obamacare Dies, Sarah Palin Killed It.”
If Obamacare Dies, Sarah Palin Killed It

Bodine High School for International Affairs is international again -- the Bodine community, Council staff, corporate donors, private donors, and others banded together to help restore the Council's partnership with Bodine High School. Read more from the Inquirer.
Bodine's international program saved by readers

Students at Bodine High School for International Affairs are truly global citizens--studying other cultures, hosting Korean peers, and living and sharing global perspectives.
Bodine students don’t just study other cultures; they live them
Bodine students host Korean peers, sharing cultures

In a heartbreaking set of circumstances, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and the School District of Philadelphia have been forced to put the Bodine High School partnership on hold due to lack of funds.
Read more on Philly.com: "Lack of money forces Bodine High and World Affairs Council to cut ties."

The Stan and Arlene Ginsburg Family Foundation "Great Debates" series had another successful event -- this time, a conference titled, "In Sickness and in Health: American Health Care in the Age of Obamacare." Read more on CBS Philly.
Panel Debates Affordable Care Act in Philadelphia

A big day for students and teachers at Bodine High School of International Affairs in Philadelphia--Fox 29 covers a field trip of a lifetime.
30 Philly High School Students Will Go to White House

The Philadelphia Inquirer covers a unique field trip to the White House for a group of students from the Council's partner high school, Bodine
Delegation from Bodine High to Greet France's President

Coverage in HuffPost Politics of the cancellation of what would have been a historic appearance in Philadelphia by the Permanent Representative of Iran to the UN.
Iran Ambassador Cancels Potentially Historic Event, State Department Blamed

Coverage in The Philadelphia Inquirer of the cancellation of the event with the Ambassador Khazaee, Permanent Representative of Iran to the UN.
World Affairs Council blasts State Dept. over canceled talk

The Council's Associate Director of Travel, Shoshana Altrichter, joins HuffPost Live to discuss Council tours of Iran.
Associate Director of Travel joins HuffPost Live to discuss tours of Iran

Travel "Inside Iran" with the World Affairs Council; read more in the LA Times.
Iran wants American tourists, and a boomlet has begun

Coverage from our event with Hassina Sherjan, founder of Aid Afghanistan for Education (November 20, 2013)
'Worldview: Helping women in Afghanistan', Trudy Rubin, The Philadelphia Inquirer, November 24, 2013

Video and coverage from our Great Debates program, Is American Politics Broken? (October 7, 2013)
Read Council President & CEO Craig Snyder's Huffington Post piece, Is American Politics Broken?
Watch post-event video

Watch coverage of the Council's 2013 Atlas Award, a Tribute to America's First Responders, on CBS3 (September 30, 2013)

'First of All, I'm a Proud Graduate of Philly's Public Schools'
Council President & CEO, Craig Snyder, is profiled by Philadelphia Business Journal's 'Social Capital' columnist, Dell Poncet.
Philadelphia Business Journal, September 6, 2013

Tour Iran? Operators Hope So
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, resumes tours to Iran, starting with a trip in April 2014. View details about this tour here.
The New York Times, September 1, 2013

Graduating to the Adulthood of the World
Council President & CEO Craig Snyder offers the heart of remarks to be delivered on June 13, 2013, at the 29th graduation from Bodine High School for International Affairs — one of the World Affairs Council's proudest and longest running achievements — published in the "World" section of The Huffington Post.
The Huffington Post, June 11, 2013

Roundtable talks about terror fight here
With the Boston bombing as a backdrop, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joseph Sullivan joined Philadelphia FBI Special Agent in Charge Edward J. Hanko and Pennsylvania Homeland Security Director Thomas Minton III at the Council on Thursday, May 16 to participate in a counterterrorism round table.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 17, 2013

Join revival of city's debate heritage
Council President & CEO Craig Snyder discusses the launch of the Council's inaugural 'Great Debates' series program.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 30, 2013

Craig Snyder makes a guest appearance on It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle
Council President and CEO Craig Snyder joined Edward A. Turzanski, Resident Scholar of the Council, Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, and a national security analyst at La Salle University, on April 21st for a timely discussion on living with threats.
Living with Threats :: It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle

The Council's Craig Snyder on Huffington Post Politics
Council President & CEO Craig Snyder offers an insightful look at civic discourse and the Council's upcoming Great Debates program featuring former Ambassador John Bolton and former Congressman Barney Frank in a debate the role of the American military in the world today.

What We Have Here Is a Failure to CommunicateHuffington Post Politics, April 18, 2013