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November 2019

Brazil Wants Results: Less Violence, Economic Growth, and Respect for the Rule of Law with Anna Prusa

November 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

For video replay, click HERE Anna is currently an Associate at the Brazil Institute at the Wilson Center. Before joining the Brazil Institute, Anna was at the Albright Stonebridge Group and U.S. Department of State’s Office of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs. While at the State Department, among other roles, she assisted in preparations for President Obama's 2011 trip to Brazil and Chile and covered regional security issues, including coordinating State's participation in the 2011 Latin American follow-up to the…

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October 2019

Issues Impacting the Middle East with Ambassador Ido Aharoni

October 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Miller Center for the Arts, 4 N 2nd St.
Reading, PA 19601 United States

Mr. Aharoni is a 25-year veteran of Israel's foreign service, including serving for six years as Consul-General in New York, overseeing the operations of Israel’s largest diplomatic mission worldwide. He has been recognized for his contribution to the field of public diplomacy from national Jewish organizations and other social-impact charities. He is the Founder of two annual public diplomacy conferences: BTC (Broadening the Conversation 2011-2014) and the Beyond Conference (2015 to present.) In 2015, he was awarded Honorary Governor by…

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The Politics of Division with Terry Madonna

October 16, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery, 1245 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

G. Terry Madonna is Professor of Public Affairs and Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College. He is also the Director of the Franklin & Marshall College Poll. In the early 1970s, he served as County Commissioner of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. To Register: Call (610) 375-7880 or email contactus@wacreading.org Cost to attend: $10 all attendees

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Crisis in U.S. Immigration Policy: Headache along the U.S. – Mexican Border with Lawrence Cohen

October 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

For video replay, click HERE Mr.Cohen will describe current US immigration policy, examination the roots of the crisis on our southern border, and raise questions about the current, unsustainable situation. Lawrence Cohen is a retired diplomat with the U.S. Department of State. During his Foreign Service career, Mr. Cohen served in Mexico, Honduras, India, Hungary, Nigeria, Brazil, and Afghanistan. His Washington, D.C., assignments included stints in the Office of Environmental Policy working on bilateral U.S.-Mexico and NAFTA issues, and as…

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September 2019

Alice Paul: Women’s Suffragist with Hallie Vaughan

September 18, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery, 1245 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Alice Paul was a vocal leader of the 20th Century women's suffrage movement. Born on 1/11/1885 in Mount Laurel, NJ, she was brought up with the Quaker traditions of gender equality and working to improve society. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 1905 and would earn 4 more degrees in her lifetime. She joined the National American Women's Suffrage Association and led the Washington DC Chapter. After splitting with NAWSA and forming the National Women's Party, she organized parades and pickets,…

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Kurdistan: An Island of Stability in a Turbulent Middle East with Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman

September 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

For video playback Part 1, click HERE For video playback Part 2, click HERE Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman is the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Representative to the United States of America. Key to her role are strengthening ties between Kurdistan and the United States, advocating her government’s position on a wide array of political, security, humanitarian, economic, and cultural matters and promoting coordination and partnership. Prior to her US appointment in 2015, Ms. Abdul Rahman was the High Representative to…

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7th Annual Global Oscar Film Series at Penn State Berks

September 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
PA United States

This fall, the Global Studies Program at Penn State Berks will host the 7th Annual Global Oscar Film Series.  These are 4 of the 5 finalists for last spring's Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards. All films are free and open to the public. Here is the Global Oscar Film Series schedule for the fall semester: "Roma" (Mexico)  Tuesday, September 10, 6:15 pm, Luerssen 005 "Cold War" (Poland)  Tuesday, October 8, 6:15 pm, Luerssen 005 "Capernaum" (Lebanon)  Tuesday,…

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June 2019

Terror Finance: The War Behind the War on Terror with John Cassara

June 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Sponsored by: Hillcrest Racquet Club John Cassara began his 26 year government career as an intelligence officer during the Cold War. He later served as a Treasury Special Agent in both the U.S. Secret Service and US Customs Service where he investigated money laundering, trade fraud and international smuggling. He was an undercover arms dealer for two years. Assigned overseas, he developed expertise in Middle East money laundering, value transfer and underground financial systems. Mr. Cassara pioneered the concept of…

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May 2019

The Transatlantic Relationship in an Era of Great Power Competition with Consul General David Gill of Germany

May 30, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Inn at Reading, 1040 Park Road
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

For video playback of this event, click HERE Your World Affairs Council of Greater Reading is excited and proud to have been selected by The World Affairs Councils of America as one of the top World Affairs Councils in the U.S. to take part in Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship. This comprehensive and collaborative initiative is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and supported by the Federation of German Industries. The goal is to create a positive…

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Cryptocurrencies and Their Impact on Global Financial Markets. with Farhad Saboori

May 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Wyomissing Restaurant & Bakery, 1245 Penn Ave
Wyomissing, PA 19610 United States

Farhad Saboori is a professor of economics at Albright College. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, in 1985. His areas of research interest are in applied macroeconomic analysis, including business cycle studies, causes of financial crises, and the impact of oil prices on the economy. He teaches courses in International Trade and Finance, Money and Banking, and Operations Management at Albright College.   To Register: Call (610) 375-7880 or email contactus@wacreading.org Cost to attend: $10 all…

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