Jul 02, 2020
WEBINAR: The Role of Civil Society in Times of Civil Unrest
As we approach July 4th, the holiday that commemorates the United States of America’s independence from Great Britain, three leading civic organizations in Philadelphia come together to discuss the importance of civil society—that “third sector,” distinct from government and business.
Jun 22, 2020
WEBINAR: Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State
The Council hosted a discussion with three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Barton Gellman, author of "Dark Mirror," a true-life spy tale about the surveillance-industrial revolution and its discontents.
Jun 18, 2020
The Council Conversation Club: Meeting 3
Join us for the Council Conversation Club--the Council's version of a "book club." You'll read a few articles from different viewpoints, you'll discuss the issues with your peers, and you'll engage with the world from your own home.
Jun 04, 2020
WEBINAR: Sanctions, COVID-19, and the Future of US-Iran Relations
Join the Council for a discussion about US-Iran relations and how COVID-19 is affecting Iran, featuring Barbara Slavin, Director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council and Gary Sick, Ph.D., Senior Research Scholar, Middle East Institute and Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
May 21, 2020
WEBINAR: How to Lead in the Time of Pandemic
The Council hosted a discussion with, Ambassador Nicholas Burns, who authored an essay in Foreign Affairs titled “How to Lead in a Time of Pandemic,” which sharply criticizes the global diplomatic efforts of the Trump administration in the face of COVID-19.
May 14, 2020
The Council Conversation Club: Meeting 2
Join us for the second gathering of the Council Conversation Club--the Council's version of a "book club." You'll read two articles from different viewpoints, you'll discuss the issues with your peers, and you'll engage with the world from your own home!
May 12, 2020
WEBINAR: Will COVID-19 Make the Putin Regime in Russia Ill or Immune?
The Council hosted a discussion about the Putin regime in the face of COVID-19 with Brian Whitmore, Senior Fellow & Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis and William Burke-White, Richard Perry Professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
May 07, 2020
WEBINAR: The US and China Now: Should We Confront or Cooperate?
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosted a discussion about the future of China, both at home and as a rising world power, following the "new normal" of the coronavirus pandemic, and whether the US and China are bound for confrontation or cooperation. This event was part of the CxC: Amplified summit, "Putting the World Back Together," and was presented in partnership with the World Affairs Councils of America and the World Affairs Council of Connecticut.
Apr 27, 2020
WEBINAR: How to Hold a National Election during a Pandemic
The Council hosted a discussion about the possible need for new approaches to voting—by mail or electronically—and the potential concerns those ideas raise for our national election in November.
Apr 23, 2020
The Council Conversation Club: A Stay-at-Home Symposium
We invited members of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to participate in the first of a new program series--you read the articles, you discuss the finer points with your peers, you engage with the world from your own home!
Apr 21, 2020
WEBINAR: Three Shooting Wars: Can Anything Be Done?
The Council hosted a discussion on the three shooting wars in the Arab Middle East — in Yemen, in Libya, and, of course, the charnel house of Syria.
Apr 14, 2020
WEBINAR: How Does the US Economy Recover from This?
The Council hosted a discussion on whether or not the right policies are being pursued, whether they will help for the duration of the crisis, and what policies will be needed to restart the economy when—and if—"normal" economic activity resumes.
Feb 25, 2020
Documentary Screening: "John Hume in America"
In partnership with the Museum of the American Revolution, the Council hosted a documentary screening of "In the Name of Peace: John Hume in America" followed by a talk-back with director and producer Maurice Fitzpatrick.
Feb 19, 2020
US National Security Today
The Council hosted a panel of experts who discussed U.S. national security issues in the world today.
Feb 06, 2020
Brick by Brick: Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere
Author Karen Sherman spoke 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.
Jan 28, 2020
The Future of the Internet
The Council hosted 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.
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, came to Philadelphia and discussed her latest book, "The Education of an Idealist: A Memoir."
Jan 15, 2020
What Really Causes Instability in the Middle East?
This event featured Michael Rubin and Brian Katulis, who spoke about the Middle East and their book, "Seven Pillars: What Really Causes Instability in the Middle East?"
Dec 10, 2019
The "Silver Tsunami": Healthcare and an Aging Population
Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia for an important discussion about aging and the healthcare system, and where it should go from here.
Nov 25, 2019
A Conversation with David Shulkin, 9th United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Dr. Shulkin discussed his latest book, "It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Serve Your Country: Our Broken Government and the Plight of Veterans."