The World Affairs Council of San Antonio

The World Affairs Council of San Antonio is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, citizen’s educational forum that meets monthly to discuss important foreign policy issues. The mission of the World Affairs Council is to promote public understanding of world affairs and United States foreign policy and to enhance the ability of its citizens and future leaders to participate in a global community. We accomplish our mission by presenting a Distinguished Speaker lecture series, holding receptions, organizing discussion groups, sponsoring educational outreach programs to area high schools and universities, and hosting deliberative sessions for young professionals. Meet ambassadors, authors, government officials, scholars, and entrepreneurs from around the world, and mingle with other global citizens like you, who are part of San Antonio’s growing international community.

Membership is open to all and we welcome your participation. Visit our website at www.wacofsa.org.

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8:47 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Russia and the U.S.

Dr. Richard P. Farkas is Professor of Political Science at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. His current university courses include topics such as Russian Politics, Comparative Politics, Russian Foreign Policy, Central European Politics, and Post-Conflict and Post-Socialist Politics. Prior to his post at DePaul, he was Assistant Professor of Political Science at The State University of New York at Geneseo. Dr.

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4:45 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

How To Get The U.S. Economy Moving

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.

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.

CEO of Frost Bank, Dick Evans, is honored by the World Affairs Council of San Antonio as the International Citizen of the Year.  You can hear that presentation below.

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10:56 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Using Nuclear Weapons In Current Conflicts 'Morally Outrageous'

The Cato Institute has never been shy about putting it's opinions into the marketplace.  The libertarian think-tank recently endorsed the Hagel nomination as one of cautious pragmatism to the surprise of people who thought they were staunch allies of the Defense Department and big budgets.

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2:28 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Understanding Taiwan: Tiny Island, Big Economy

Director General Daniel T.C. Liao

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 Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, Mr. Liao spoke about Taiwan's current role in the global community.

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4:34 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

Being A Woman In The Muslim World

Courtesy World Affairs Council of San Antonio

 

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.  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.

Read is also a Carnegie Scholar whose research focuses on how culture and religion shape the assimilation experiences of Arab Americans and Muslim Americans, including issues of women's employment, immigrant health, and political integration.

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2:37 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

U.S. Ambassador James Creagan Talks Cuba

World Affairs Council of San Antonio

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 Center for International Studies, 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.

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3:13 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Ing. Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas at World Affairs Council

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.

This Presentation Aired on The Newsmaker Hour on 10/14/2012