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2014-15 Schedule
Click on Events calendar to see  Programs for the 2014-15 Season! 

Events for the 2014-15 Season will be posted as they are scheduled.

 

  Mon., Mar. 2
  First Mondays Discussion
    Group - Members Only
  McCarter & English
  5:30-7:00 PM

  Wed., Mar. 4
  AR Breakfast
 
Charlotte M. "Charlie"
    Ponticelli

  Program Dir. & Advisor,
    Am. Committees on
    Foreign Relations"
 
"Women in Afghanistan:
    Challenges &
    Opportunities Post-
    2014"

  SYC
  7:15-9:00 AM

  Wed., March 18
  Forum Series
 
Dr. Ted Henken
  Chair, Department of
    Sociology & Anthropology,
    CUNY Baruch
 
"The Future of US-Cuba
    Economic Relations"

  Ferguson Library
  5:45-7:30 PM

  Sun., March 29
  Marie Hurley Travel
    Lecture
 
Harry Attridge
  Yale Educational Travel
    Tours
 
"The Way of St. James:
    Traveling Spain's
    Legendary Camino de
    Santiago"

  Ferguson Library
  2 PM

  Mon., April 6
 
First Mondays Discussion
    Group - Members Only
  McCarter & English
  5:30-7:00 PM

 

 

 


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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 for information on upcoming tours.  Forum Board Secretary Marianne Drost and Forum Member Maureen Gorman recently traveled to Iran.  If you would like to, there are three dates from which to choose in 2015!


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.                     

 

Thursday, March 5 - GIVING DAY!

 

                                                       

 


 

Fairfield County’s Giving Day is an initiative to increase local philanthropy in our region, in each town where we serve, through online giving. Presented by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation with lead sponsor Bank of America, Giving Day will take place during a 24-hour period on Thursday, March 5. Donations will be accepted through https://fcgives.org/#npo/world-affairs-forum with a goal to inspire and unite Fairfield County in supporting hundreds of local nonprofits. All donations must be received through the Giving Day website. The minimum donation is $10.
 

 

Wednesday, March 4 - AMBASSADORS' ROUNDTABLE BREAKFAST

   
 

Charlotte M. "Charlie" Ponticelli

 

Program Director & Advisor, American Committees on Foreign Relations
 


 

"Women in Afghanistan:  Challenges & Opportunities Post-2014"
 

Charlie Ponticelli is an international and governmental affairs expert and an Adjunct Professor in the Business and Economics School at The Catholic University of America.  With 23 years of US Government experience, Ponticelli began her career on Capitol Hill and served most recently as the State Department’s Senior Coordinator for International Women’s Issues and later as Deputy Under Secretary for International Labor Affairs at the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

She has received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award, the “Loyalty Award” from the American Women for International Understanding, the “Inspiration Award” from the Foreign Investment Network and Global Trusted Alliances, and the “Afghan & American Sisterhood Award” from Ariana Outreach.

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Stamford Yacht Club
 Coffee Available:  7:15 AM
Breakfast:  7:30 AM
Presentation:  8 AM
Adjourn:  9 AM

AR Members:  No Charge
Guests of AR Members:  $30
General Public:  $50
 

 

 

Wednesday, March 18 - FORUM SERIES PROGRAM

 


Dr. Ted Henken


Associate Professor of Sociology and

Latin American Studies, CUNY Baruch
 


 

"The Future of US-Cuba Economic Relations:   Obama Has Opened the Door, But is Raul Castro Willing to Enter?"

 

Dr. Ted Henken is currently Associate Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at CUNY Baruch. He is also an accomplished author, his latest book “Entrepreneurial Cuba: The Changing Policy Landscape”, co-authored with the eminent Canadian economist Archibald R.M. Ritter, was published in January 2015. Henken is also the author of the blog, "El Yuma".

He is President Ex-Officio of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy (ASCE) and is frequently interviewed by leading international newspapers and media outlets on Cuba, including The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, CNBC, the AP, Reuters, The Miami Herald, the Wall Street Journal, NPR and the BBC's "The World" program, among others. He has also served as a consultant about Cuba for Freedom House, The Boston Red Sox, CNN, and the U.S. Department of State.

 

 Ferguson Library (3rd Floor)
Corner of Broad and Bedford Streets, Stamford

Refreshments/Networking:  5:45 PM
Presentation/Q&A  6:15-7:30 PM

Forum Members/Faculty/Students:  No Charge
Non-Members:  $20
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 
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