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2015-16 Schedule
Click on Events calendar to see  Programs for the 2015-16 Season!  Additional events for the 2015-16 Season will be posted as they are scheduled.

 

 

 

  Mon., May 2
  1st Mondays

 
Discussion Group
  Members Only
 
 
Wed., May 11
  AR Dinner
 
Dr. Orville Schell
  Asia Society
 
"Is It Necessary and
    Possible to Collaborate
    with China?"

  SYC
  6-9 PM

  Wed., June 8
  Annual Meeting & Dinner
 
Dr. Chris Sabatini
  Exec. Dir., Global
    Americans & Prof.
    Columbia University
 
"The Rot at the Heart of
    the Brazilian Economy"

  SYC
  6 PM  Meeting
  7 PM  Dinner &
    Speaker Presentation


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TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF PHILADELPHIA

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia has offered tours to its members and to cooperating councils, including the World Affairs Forum, for more than 30 years.  Trips offer all the highlights of touring, as well as access to political leaders and local experts for behind the scenes briefings that make these trips unique. These hallmark "Inside" tours are resource rich, featuring private briefings and expert lecturers.  Visit www.wacphila.org/travel/ for information on upcoming tours. 

Visit Vietnam with Forum Executive Director, Kay Maxwell

Join Kay Maxwell on an exciting 16-day "Journey Through Vietnam" in
October 2016.  For details, visit: 
www.wacphila.org/travel/preview_2016_tours/jewels_of_vietnam_cambodia/

RECIPROCITY: The World Affairs Forum extends an invitation to members of other councils when they are visiting Fairfield (CT) or Westchester (NY) counties to attend our events. Please consult our upcoming events calendar or contact our office if you are interested in attending our programs. Members of other councils may attend our events at member pricing. We would be delighted to have you join us.                     

 

AMBASSADORS' ROUNDTABLE DINNER - Wednesday, May  11

 

                                                      

 

 

Dr. Orville Schell

 

Director, Center on US-China Relations, Asia Society

 

 

"Is It Necessary  and Possible to
Collaborate with China?"

 

Dr. Schell has worked for the Ford Foundation in Indonesia, covered the war in

Indochina as a journalist, and has traveled widely in China since the mid-70s. In addition,

he is a former professor and Dean at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate

School of Journalism.

 

Schell is the author of fourteen books, nine of them about China.   His most recent books
are, Virtual Tibet, The China Reader: The Reform Years, and Mandate of Heaven: The
Legacy of Tiananmen Square and the Next Generation of China's Leaders. He is also a
contributor to such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Granta, Wired, Newsweek, 
Mother Jones, The China Quarterly, and The New York Review of Books. 

 

Dr. Schell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard University in Far Eastern History,
was an exchange student at National Taiwan University in the 1960s, and earned a PhD
(Abd) at the University of California, Berkeley in Chinese History.

 

 Stamford Yacht Club
Cash Bar:  6:15 PM
Dinner & Presentation:  7:00 PM
 

RESERVATIONS AND PAYMENT IN ADVANCE REQUIRED

Open Only to AR Members and Their Guests

 AR Series Member:                      No fee
 All Others:  Phone the Forum Office for Guest Fee and Payment

 

 

 

aNNUAL MEETING AND DINNER - Wednesday, June 8

   
 

Wilbur Miller

Annual Meeting and Dinner

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

5:30 pm - Cash Bar

6:00 pm - Annual Meeting

7:00 pm - Dinner / Presentation

Stamford Yacht Club
97 Ocean Drive West
 

  DINNER SPEAKER
 

Christopher Sabatini, PhD

 

Editor, LatinAmericaGoesGlobal.org and
Executive Director, Global Americans


 


 

 "The Rot at the Heart of the Brazilian Economy"
 
  

Dr. Sabatini was the senior director of policy at the Americas Society and

Council of the Americas (AS/COA) from 2005 to 2014 and the founder and

editor-in-chief of the hemispheric policy magazine Americas Quarterly (AQ).

At the AS/COA, Dr. Sabatini chaired the organization’s Rule of Law

working group, which published a report on rule of law in the hemisphere entitled Rule of Law, Economic Growth and Prosperity. He also chaired the AS/COA Cuba Working Group.

In 2007, Dr. Sabatini launched AQ and maintained a regular blog on policy in the
Americas on the magazine’s website (
www.americasquarterly.org). Previously, Dr. Sabatini was the Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy. He also was a Diplomacy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, working at the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Center for Democracy and Governance. Additionally,
he has served as an advisor to the World Bank and USAID.
 

 Forum Members:  $90

Non-Members:  $100

Reservations and Advance Payment Required

  

 

 

 

 
 

TRAVEL TO VIETNAM, october 3-18, 2016

 

 

 

Join Forum Executive Director, Kay Maxwell, on an exciting 16-day

"Journey Through Vietnam"

 

 

For details, visit: 
www.wacphila.org/travel/preview_2016_tours/jewels_of_vietnam_cambodia/


 

 

 

 
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