The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit international affairs experience provider with more than 70 years of expertise in connecting Philadelphia to the world. The Council invites the Greater Philadelphia community to grow their knowledge of the world through corporate, foundation, and individual membership; student educational experiences; world travel; professional development; and a wide-ranging portfolio of events and programming.
From the Middle East to South America, from Scandinavia to West Africa, from Germany and France to the Philippines and Japan—Philadelphia is becoming the next great “foodie” city.
While New York and Los Angeles have been known as foodie meccas for decades, Philadelphia is no longer only for the cheesesteak lovers. New restaurants with cultural influences from all over the world seem to be popping up left and right, and many of these new locales are run by bright, young, rockstar chefs who are changing the scene in Philly.
Join the World Affairs Council to meet several of these young chefs and hear about their exciting stories. You’ll get the chance to “visit” Malaysia, Israel, and Mexico in this food-tour of the world, without ever having to leave the city of Philadelphia.
For more information or to register, please visit the event page on our website: http://www.wacphila.org/calendar/speakers_events/young_friendsgiving_philadelphias_entrepreneurship_food_culture_from_around
International trade has become one of the hottest issues in this year’s presidential campaign and, somewhat oddly, an issue on which the two candidates seem closer than many others – with both stressing what they argue as harmful effects of trade on the U.S. standard of living.
In addition to it being a national issue, trade is also a force in the Philadelphia regional economy. As Philadelphia is positioning itself to dramatically increase exports by 2020, Michael Ducker, President & CEO of FedEx Freight and Immediate Past Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors joins the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Fox School of Business at Temple University to explore the complexities of international trade and its benefits to American businesses of all sizes.
Location: Marriott Courtyard, 21 N. Juniper St., Philadelphia
In April 1949, a group of visionary Philadelphians created the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, dedicated to the proposition that, “In a Democracy, agreement is not essential, participation is.” Their organization became and remains one of the leading platforms in America’s marketplace of ideas.
Join us in celebrating the first 65 years of this legacy of thought leadership as the Council presents its highest honor, the International Statesman Award, to H.E. Sebastián Piñera, former President of the Republic of Chile. The Council is recognizing President Piñera on the occasion of Chile’s emergence as the first “fully developed” country in Latin America—a milestone of global significance—and in view of the critical economic relationship between Chile and the Ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington.
From Hurricane Sandy to Sandy Hook to the Boston bombings, it has been the year of the First Responder. We invite you to stand with American communities as the World Affairs Council presents its 2013 Atlas Award in recognition of, and gratitude to, the men and women who so bravely respond when disaster strikes. The Council invites these heroes to be guests as we pay tribute to those who serve our communities. This unique event will acknowledge the sacrifices First Responders make. A donation will be made to the Newtown Lions Club Foundation – Fund to Benefit the Victims and First Responders of the Sandy Hook Elementary School and to Delaware Valley First Responders’ charities. CT Gov. Dannel Malloy will accept the 2013 Atlas Award on behalf of all First Responders.
SCHEDULE: 5:30 p.m. Registration and Receptions; 6:30 p.m. Program and Atlas Award presentation; 8 p.m. Dinner
EVENT OPTIONS: Please visit our website for tickets or sponsorship opportunities for this fundraiser.
Located in the heart of Olde City Philadelphia, the Knapp Gallery offers a fresh perspective to the conservative culture of this historic city. We cordially invite you to attend one of four private receptions featuring Chuck Connelly In Fashion.
Thursday, November 15th 6 - 9 p.m. Saturday, December 1st 6 - 9 p.m. Sunday, December 16th 4 - 7 p.m.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267.455.0279.