The World Affairs Council of San Antonio http://tpr.org en Russia and the U.S. http://tpr.org/post/russia-and-us <p></p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:47:35 +0000 The World Affairs Council of San Antonio 9546 at http://tpr.org Russia and the U.S. How To Get The U.S. Economy Moving http://tpr.org/post/how-get-us-economy-moving <p>Richard Fisher, head of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, heaped praise on his friend and former colleague Dick Evans at the World Affairs Council International Citizen of the Year Award Dinner.</p><p>When he wasn't cracking jokes about the lack of leadership in Washington D.C., he was suggesting some guiding principles for how to get the U.S. economy to pick up speed.</p><p></p><p>CEO of Frost Bank, Dick Evans, is honored by the World Affairs Council of San Antonio as the International Citizen of the Year. &nbsp;You can hear that presentation below.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 22:45:00 +0000 The World Affairs Council of San Antonio 7636 at http://tpr.org How To Get The U.S. Economy Moving Using Nuclear Weapons In Current Conflicts 'Morally Outrageous' http://tpr.org/post/using-nuclear-weapons-current-conflicts-morally-outrageous <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Cato Institute has never been shy about putting it's opinions into the marketplace. &nbsp;The libertarian think-tank recently endorsed the </span><a href="http://www.cato.org/blog/republicans-go-daddy-party-baby-party" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Hagel&nbsp;nomination</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as one of cautious pragmatism to the surprise of people who thought they were staunch allies of the Defense Department and big budgets.</span></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:56:34 +0000 The World Affairs Council of San Antonio 6940 at http://tpr.org Using Nuclear Weapons In Current Conflicts 'Morally Outrageous' Understanding Taiwan: Tiny Island, Big Economy http://tpr.org/post/understanding-taiwan-tiny-island-big-economy <p>The World Affairs Council began the new year by welcoming Director General Daniel T.C. Liao to speak at their January 10th event. As the current Director General of the <a href="http://www.taiwanembassy.org/US/HOU/mp.asp?mp=37" target="_blank">Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston</a>, Mr. Liao spoke about Taiwan's current role in the global community.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:28:58 +0000 The World Affairs Council of San Antonio 4580 at http://tpr.org Understanding Taiwan: Tiny Island, Big Economy Being A Woman In The Muslim World http://tpr.org/post/being-woman-21st-century-arabmuslim-world <p style="margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 13px; font: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(7, 52, 67); font-family: 'Trebuchet MS', Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</p><div><p>Take a special look at women living in the Arab/Muslim world of the 21st century in this presentation on gender in the Middle East. &nbsp;Dr. Jen'nan Read is a tenured professor of sociology at Duke University and serves as associate director for special initiatives at the Duke Islamic Studies Center.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 22:34:09 +0000 The World Affairs Council of San Antonio 2912 at http://tpr.org Being A Woman In The Muslim World U.S. Ambassador James Creagan Talks Cuba http://tpr.org/post/us-ambassador-james-creagan-talks-cuba <p></p><p>With more than 30 years of experience as a career diplomat, Ambassador James Creagan has served in more than a dozen countries around the world. He is the Director of the <a href="http://www.uiw.edu/intlstudies/index.htm" target="_blank">Center for International Studies</a>, Ambassador in Residence, and the current holder of the Amy Freeman Lee Chair of Humanities at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Following his fall trip to Cuba, he will share new insights about this sunny isle of contrasts, known for its cigars and revolution, as it seeks new international partnerships, loosens restrictions on U.S. travel, and considers calls from business leaders, politicians, and religious leaders to lift embargoes.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 20:37:36 +0000 The World Affairs Council of San Antonio 1946 at http://tpr.org U.S. Ambassador James Creagan Talks Cuba Ing. Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas at World Affairs Council http://tpr.org/post/ing-cuauht-moc-c-rdenas-world-affairs-council <p>Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas is a well-known Mexican politician and son to Lázaro Cárdenas, one of Mexico’s most respected presidents. Cárdenas served as Senator of his home state of Michoacán from 1974 to 1980, and later as Governor of same state from 1980 to 1986. He was mayor of Mexico City from 1997 until 1999. Cárdenas is a founding member of Mexico's Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD) and has run for president on 3 different occasions.</p><p>This Presentation Aired on The Newsmaker&nbsp;Hour on 10/14/2012</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:13:44 +0000 The World Affairs Council of San Antonio 348 at http://tpr.org Ing. Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas at World Affairs Council