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Headline and Cultural Forums

Adam Tanner: Personal Data, Big Business & the End of Privacy

Adam Tanner: Big Data, Big Business & the End of PrivacyWhat if the greatest threat to our privacy today is not the NSA, but trusted American companies? Investigative business reporter Adam Tanner explores the Wild West of data capture and all the ways our personal information is driving commerce. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

Nicholas D. Kristof

A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating OpportunityNicholas Kristof takes us to the frontlines of social change, sharing stories and profiles of inspiring initiatives that are making a difference and transforming lives. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Piketty for Dummies: Cocktails & Capital

Piketty for Dummies: Cocktails & CapitalCapital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty has been creating seismic debate - becoming an unlikely bestseller -but what it's all really about? Join us for a glass of wine or beer, and some spirited repartee with your favorite local economists! Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

Omo River Valley: Progress at What Cost?

Randy Olson

Periods of Drought on The Omo River, EthiopiaRandy Olson, veteran National Geographic photographer, discusses the culture and people of Omo River Valley, on the border between Ethiopia and Kenya, whose livelihood is threatened by a massive hydroelectric dam being constructed in southern Ethiopia. Read More ››

Young Professionals

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?

International Trivia Night: Think you have what it takes?Join fellow Young Professionals for International Trivia Night and show your global smarts about current events, world culture, history, geography and more! Read More ››

Travel

Explore Tanzania with Maria Wulff

Explore Tanzania with Maria WulffJoin Council president Maria Wulff and our friends from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as they explore Tanzania’s long and fascinating history. This trip is limited to 17 travelers. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

How Could This Happen? Explaining the Holocaust

Dan McMillan

How Could This Happen? Explaining the HolocaustPutting the Holocaust into a new historical context, historian Dan McMillan offers a compelling argument for how the perfect storm of bleak circumstances, malevolent ideas, and damaged personalities unleashed such terrifying atrocity and whether it could happen again. Read More ››

WorldQuest

WorldQuest for Grownups: Fundraiser for Youth & Education programs

WorldQuest for Grownups: Fundraiser for Youth & Education programsWorldQuest - Global Knowledge Competition for Grownups, the Council's rollicking and over-the-moon annual fundraiser for youth and education programs takes off on Friday, November 21, 2014 - with an international intrigue and spy-happy theme. Reserve your table today! Read More ››