On October 11, I had the honor of meeting Bernard Taylor, partner at Alston & Bird and vice chair of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.
Consul-General Valenzuela-Diaz recently was announced as our newest board member and as the longest serving consul in Atlanta, the dean of the Consular Corps.
In the wake of Brexit, terrorism and America’s growing distaste for international trade deals, Dean Phillips offers advice for future business leaders in today’s international community.
Holleyman, Chambliss, and Abney Discuss Trans-Pacific Partnership at World Affairs Council Program; Mayor Reed to Open Program
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Robert Holleyman, former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss and UPS chairman and CEO David Abney will discuss how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will set the rules for 21st century trade at an August 15 luncheon presented by the council.
I had the pleasure of meeting Amanda Mattingly, a Chairman’s Circle member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta and senior director at the Arkin Group, a boutique consulting firm that provides private business intelligence and political-economic risk assessment to clients operating abroad.
“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Thomas Frieden concluded his remarks with this 1929 quote from Albert Einstein. It perfectly summarized the proceedings of the 5th
Atlanta Summit: Global Health and Refugees.
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta, CARE USA and the Center for Strategic and International Studies will present the Atlanta Summit on Global Health and Refugees on Monday, May 2 at the Westin Buckhead.
Lucinda Smith, board member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, is senior vice president of Global Business Services at AGCO. The World Affairs Council of Atlanta had the opportunity to talk with Smith about her role at the company as well as gain some insights on international issues, educating a workforce, and what it takes to be a global leader.
Gandy Thomas, Consul General of Haiti in Atlanta, joined the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council this past July. Thomas compared the World Affairs Council’s programming to school because it is truly a learning experience.
In addition to being the owner of a pharmacy, Roger Naik is CEO and president of Hawaii Pharma, a manufacturer and supplier of skin treatments and cosmetics products. Hawaii Pharma mainly operates in the U.S., but Mr. Naik hopes to expand his business abroad.