Nov 08, 2023
Applying AI to Global Cybersecurity: Complement or Complication
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia was joined by a panel of industry, regulatory, and security professionals for a moderated discussion and audience Q&A about the opportunities and risks of increased reliance on AI in cybersecurity.
Nov 01, 2023
Diplochat: Republic of Korea
The Council’s “Diplochat” series provides attendees the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with diplomats from around the world. This event featured remarks by Euy Whan Kim, Consul General of the Republic of Korea.
Oct 30, 2023
What Comes Next for Haiti?
Haiti’s “Lost Decade,” starting with the 2010 earthquake and the ensuing humanitarian crisis, involved challenges with migration, the economy, and a cholera public health emergency. The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia was joined by two Pulitzer Prize recognized journalists for a conversation about what comes next for the country and what recovery might look like.
Oct 26, 2023
Info Session: International Visitor Liaison for Public Diplomacy
The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Language Services is looking for International Visitor Liaisons (IVLs) to travel throughout the United States with international visitors invited to learn from and connect with U.S. counterparts in their profession. Join to learn about volunteering opportunities.
Oct 17, 2023
Ties Between Two Great Nations – American & British Architecture & Design
The United States and the United Kingdom have longstanding political, economic, and cultural ties. Historic connections carry over to present-day aspects of society, including city planning, building, construction, engineering, design, and architecture. The World Affairs Council is proud to partner with the British American Business Council to present this panel discussion of British and Philadelphia area landmark building projects.
Oct 02, 2023
A fun evening of Global Quizzo at the German Society of Pennsylvania! Attendees will test their knowledge of geography, world music, language, history, politics, and world pop culture! Featuring Quiz Master Johnny Goodtimes.
Sep 21, 2023
Info Session: International Visitor Liaison for Public Diplomacy
The U.S. Department of State’s Office of Language Services is looking for International Visitor Liaisons (IVLs) to travel throughout the United States with international visitors invited to learn from and connect with U.S. counterparts in their profession.
Sep 06, 2023
The Council hosted a discussion about U.S.-Cuba relations featuring remarks from Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba in the U.S. Lianys Torres Rivera and Consul General of the Republic of Cuba in Washington DC Nora Alberteris Monterrey. The conversation was facilitated by the Council’s President & CEO, Lauren Swartz.
Jul 13, 2023
11th Annual Summer International Business Networking Reception
For the eleventh consecutive year, members and friends of Greater Philadelphia’s international community are partnering to host a business networking reception to celebrate the region’s status as a top US destination for foreign direct investment and trade.
Jun 27, 2023
The Council’s “Diplochat” series provides attendees the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with diplomats from around the world. This event features remarks from the Ukrainian Ambassador the United Nations Sergiy Kyslytsya, about U.S.-Ukraine relations.
Jun 20, 2023
Discussing the Diplomat: Fact and Fiction
A program focused on the realities American diplomats face when serving our country. We unpacked key scenes from the popular Netflix show “The Diplomat” with Alexander Vershbow alongside robust audience Q&A.
Jun 07, 2023
Documentary Screening: "Cyberwar 2022" with Expert Talkback
Guests joined the World Affairs Council and the Museum of the American Revolution for the Philadelphia premiere of the Ukraine documentary "Cyberwar 2022", with a special message from director Pavel Cherepin followed by a Q&A session with Paul M. Joyal.
Jun 05, 2023
Philly Beer Week: Global Quizzo @ Yards Brewery!
A fun evening of Global Quizzo with Gamemaster Johnny Goodtimes at Yards Brewery! Attendees tested their knowledge of geography, world music, language, history, politics, and world pop culture.
May 11, 2023
World Affairs Table: Germany
The World Affairs Table series features discussions on topics pertaining to bilateral relationships between the U.S. and other countries. This event, presented in partnership with the German Society of Pennsylvania, focused on US-German relations and was followed by a tasting event with food and drink from Germany. The World Affairs Table allows audience members to both engage in substantive foreign policy discussions and experience culture and cuisine, all in the span of one evening.
May 04, 2023
The Council’s “Diplochat” series provides attendees the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with diplomats from around the world. This event featured remarks from the Consul General of Canada in New York, Mr. Tom Clark, about U.S.-Canada relations and was facilitated by the Council’s President & CEO, Lauren Swartz.
Apr 18, 2023
A Conversation about the Mayoral Primary and City Council with KYW Newsradio
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and KYW Newsradio came together for the next installment in their partnership series of events for a conversation about the upcoming Mayoral Primary and City Council.
Apr 11, 2023
U.S.-China Relations: What’s to Come?
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosted a lecture by Buntzie Ellis Churchill, President Emerita of the Council, about the difficult relationship between the United States and China.
Mar 16, 2023
A Global Economic Update - 2023 & Beyond
Businesses and investors face unprecedented challenges in a complex global economic environment. Join the British American Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, a partner of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, for a high-level roundtable discussion featuring experts who will address how the US and the UK are navigating the challenging landscape.
Mar 09, 2023
A Conversation with Secretary Mark Esper
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia joined The Honorable Mark Esper for a conversation about his memoir, "A Sacred Oath." The event included a keynote address by Secretary Esper and time for Q&A provided the audience with the chance to dive deeper into the topics of their choosing.
Mar 01, 2023
Be a Citizen of the World: A Conversation with Rick Steves
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia in partnership with Villanova University hosted a conversation with America’s most respected authority on European travel, Rick Steves. As international travel returns for many following the early years of the pandemic – whether for business, family, or pleasure – the audience heard from one of the world’s leading travel experts about his experiences, favorite places, and best tips and tricks for making your next adventure fun, affordable, and culturally broadening.