WHERE GLOBAL LEADERS SPEAK. 
WHERE PHILLY VOICES ARE HEARD.

Discover the world without leaving Philadelphia. You’re invited to join us for captivating speaker events, where you can interact with diplomats, world leaders, and industry experts, and explore pressing global issues. Our Sister Cities program opens doors for students and professionals to connect with delegates from Philadelphia’s sister cities worldwide.

20+ Speaker Events Every Year

Bringing diplomats, heads of state, and business leaders to hear Philadelphia voices.

30+ Presidents & Prime Ministers

From 1949 to today, we’ve hosted many of the world’s leaders to speak on the pressing issues of the day.

2,250 Events and Counting

With a legacy of hosting hundreds of events throughout the decades, don’t miss the chance to be a part of the next conversation!

2,250 Events and Counting

With a legacy of hosting hundreds of events throughout the decades, don’t miss the chance to be a part of the next conversation!

FEATURED EVENT

JUNE 12, 2024

World Affairs’ “Diplochat” series provides attendees the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with diplomats from around the world. This event features remarks by H.E, Masood Khan, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States.

Location:

World Affairs Council
1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 1660
Philadelphia PA 19103

Schedule:

5:30 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. Program
7:30 p.m. Conclusion

UPCOMING EVENTS

World Affairs public programming

SIGNATURE EVENTS

Whether you’re looking to engage in conversation with a global diplomat, try a new cuisine, or show off your global trivia knowledge, World Affairs has an event for all Philadelphians to connect to the world!

DIPLOCHAT SERIES

At our Diplochat series, you get to hear directly from diplomats – and they get to hear from you. From Canada to South Korea, from Ukraine to Cuba, diplomats come to World Affairs to foster exchange and meaningful dialogue with you.

WORLD AFFAIRS TABLE

Have you wondered about the art of sharing a meal in Japan, Germany, or Mexico? At the World Affairs Table, you’ll discover the intricacies of cultural diplomacy, all while savoring the flavors of these nations’ cuisines.

GLOBAL QUIZZO

Show off your global knowledge, raise a glass, and make new friends at our Global Quizzo series!

SISTER CITIES

From student exchanges to international professional delegations, Sister Cities programming connects you to Philadelphia’s sister cities worldwide.

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