Past Events

Oct 11, 2018

The Changing Tides of Naval Power around the World

John Lehman, who served as Secretary of the Navy in the Ronald Reagan administration from 1981–1987, where he promoted the creation of a 600-ship Navy, joins the World Affairs Council to discuss how the US Navy played a crucial role in winning the Cold War, and how the US Navy today continues to play a part in our military affairs around the world.

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Sep 24, 2018

A Conversation with Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

Jamie Dimon, CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., the largest bank in the U.S. in terms of assets, joined the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia on September 24 and discussed the role of business in society, the state of the economy, and creating economic opportunity in our communities.

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Sep 20, 2018

Invisible Countries: Journeys to the Edge of Nationhood

What, exactly, constitutes a country? While certain basic criteria—borders, a government, and recognition from other countries—seem obvious, journalist Joshua Keating’s book explores exceptions to these rules, including self-proclaimed countries such as Kurdistan, a Mohawk reservation straddling the U.S.-Canada border, and an island nation whose very existence is threatened by climate change.

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