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In the News: May 2017

Posted On May 3, 2017
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On the April 29 edition of The Local Take on WCLK, Kiplyn Primus spoke with former U. S. Ambassador to Venezuela Charles Shapiro about the World Affairs Council and their Sixth Annual Health Summit taking place in Atlanta on May 8.

In the News: June 2016

Posted On June 17, 2016
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Charles Rivkin, the highly decorated former ambassador to France and current assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs at the U.S. State Department, didn’t forget his business roots during a visit to Atlanta June 3…

In the News: April 2016

Posted On May 9, 2016
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With an economic crisis deepening and a potential government meltdown looming in Venezuela, it might be tempting for U.S. officials to gloat with an “I told you so…”

In the News: March 2016

Posted On March 28, 2016
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International Women’s Day came to Atlanta Tuesday. The World Affairs Council of Atlanta thought it was about time for our city to mark the day, according to Charles Shapiro, its president and CEO…

In the News: October 2015

Posted On October 28, 2015
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The 130 attendees of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta luncheon on Oct. 15 at the Commerce Club downtown were encouraged to open their minds to the benefits of a unified Korea despite their concerns about the nuclear policies of North Korea’s supreme leader, Kim Jong-un…

In the News: September 2015

Posted On September 22, 2015
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The day before Pope Francis arrived in Cuba on Saturday, September 19, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced changes in U.S. regulations regarding doing business in Cuba. It’s not quite Swiss cheese but there are more holes in the embargo every day. The new regulations went into effect Monday, September 21. Coincidence? Absolutely not…

In the News: August 2015

Posted On August 13, 2015
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About a month ago, the World Affairs Council of Atlanta asked Turkish Consul General Ozgur Kivanc Altan to come up to Atlanta from Miami to speak on Aug. 13 about his country’s June elections. The invitation proved prescient in ways the organizers couldn’t have imagined…