Jan 23, 2020

A Conversation with Samantha Power, 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, comes to Philadelphia to discuss her latest book, "The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir."

Location:

Girard College

2101 S College Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19121

Schedule

  • 5 p.m. Registration opens for reception attendees
  • 5 - 6 p.m. Reception (for those ticket holders)
  • 5:30 p.m. Registration opens for program only attendees
  • 6 p.m. Program
  • 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

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Jan 28, 2020

The Future of the Internet

Join us for a discussion about what the future of the Internet may hold for society--from the "Internet of Things" to artificial intelligence, from privacy issues to digitizing every aspect of our lives.

Location:

Arden Theatre, Haas Stage

40 N. 2nd St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schedule

  • 5:30 p.m. Registration opens
  • 6 p.m. Program
  • 7:30 p.m. Conclusion

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Feb 06, 2020

Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere

Lecture Pass Event

Join the Council to hear about the stories of valiant women from around the world. Author Karen Sherman will talk about her thirty-year career working to advance women in conflict-affected countries and those in transition, and what she has learned that can make a fundamental difference in the lives of women and girls everywhere.

Location:

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

One South Broad Street, Suite 2M

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Schedule

  • 5:30 p.m. Registration opens, light reception
  • 5:30 - 6 p.m. Light reception
  • 6 p.m. Program
  • 7 p.m. Book sale and signing

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Feb 25, 2020

Documentary Screening: "John Hume in America"

Lecture Pass Event

Join the Council, in partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution, for a documentary screening of "In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America" followed by a talk-back with director and producer Maurice Fitzpatrick.

Location:

Museum of the American Revolution

101 S. 3rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schedule

  • 5:15 p.m. Registration opens
  • 5:15 - 6 p.m. Special Exhibition Open: "Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier"
  • 6 p.m. Documentary (90 minutes)
  • 7:30 p.m. Talk-back with Director/Producer
  • 8 p.m. Conclusion

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Mar 17, 2020

Academic WorldQuest 2020

The Council’s Academic WorldQuest program is a fun, fast-paced, interactive, quizzo-style competition that tests global knowledge. Participants find out just how much they know about international affairs, geography, history, and culture while broadening their knowledge and networking with other globally-minded contestants. Teams compete for prizes…. and, of course, bragging rights! The first place high school team will represent the Philadelphia Council at the national competition in Washington, D.C.

Location:

DoubleTree Philadelphia Center City

237 S. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Schedule

  • 5 p.m. Registration and light reception
  • 5:40 p.m. Trivia Competition
  • 7:30 p.m. Conclusion

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Mar 31, 2020

World Affairs and the Enduring American Revolution: Women’s Rights

HOLD THE DATE

Join the Council and the Museum of the American Revolution for this important discussion about women’s rights both in the United States and around the world. We’ll look at the gains and losses of women’s rights, from the 1770s to what we may look forward to in the future.

Location:

Museum of the American Revolution

101 S. 3rd St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schedule

  • 5:30 p.m. Registration opens
  • 5:30 - 6 p.m. Reception (cash bar and light snacks)
  • 6 p.m. Program
  • 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

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Apr 06, 2020

A Conversation with Jeff Flake, United States Senator from Arizona (2013-2019)

Join the Council and Villanova University for a discussion about how civil discourse builds democracy and how the need for bipartisanship is greater than ever before.

Location:

Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

299 N. Spring Mill Road

Villanova, PA 19085

Schedule

  • 5 p.m. Registration opens for reception guests
  • 5 - 6 p.m. Reception (for those ticket holders)
  • 5:30 p.m. Registration opens for program only guests
  • 6 p.m. Program
  • 7:15 p.m. Conclusion

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May 11, 2020

The Frank and Cheri Hermance Atlas Award Dinner

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The 2020 Atlas Awards will be presented to National Honoree Nadia Murad, a human rights activist and 2018 Nobel Prize winner and Philadelphia Honoree Jami McKeon, Chair of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.

Location:

Information to come...

Philadelphia, PA 19107

Schedule

  • 5:30 p.m. Registration opens
  • 5:30 - 6 p.m. Reception
  • 6 p.m. Program
  • 7:15 p.m. Dinner
  • 9 p.m. Conclusion

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