In the News: May 2017

Posted On May 3, 2017
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Listen to Kiplyn Primus of WCLK interview Amb. Charles Shapiro about the May 8th Atlanta Summit on Global Health.
The Local Take on WCLK, May 1, 2017

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.

Ambassador Shapiro shares information about the World Affairs Council and why it is important in our current environment. He explains that they bring the world to Atlanta and Atlanta to the world. Speaking to business owners knowing that the majority of their customers will be from outside of the United States.

Viewpoint: Atlanta as a global health powerhouse
Atlanta Business Chronicle, May 3, 2017

“Metro Atlanta is a unique and powerful hub for health care and public health. Everyone knows about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but our city’s health profile goes well beyond the CDC. On May 8, these organizations will host the 6th annual Atlanta Summit on Global Health, which will focus on women and adolescent girls in the developing world. Why focus on girls and women rather than on a specific disease or on inoculation campaigns or health-related research? Health experts say investing in the health of women and girls delivers the greatest return on the dollar.”

World Affairs Luncheon: Can Europe Survive and Compete?
Global Atlanta, May 16, 2017

World Affairs Council program, “Europe Day: All Eyes on Germany” hosted a panel featuring Martin Richenhagen, chairman, president and CEO of AGCO Corporation, Consul General Detleve Ruenger, Consulate General of Germany in Atlanta, and Nico Lange, the director of the Konrad Adenaur Foundation’s Washington Office. CNN Anchor, Cyril Vanier moderated a fascinating conversation about Germnay’s power and place in Europe as its willing or unwilling leader.