JWAC's 2014-2015 Season:
Events are added all year, so check back often.
Place and time details are determined as events approach, and events are added to the schedule throughout the season. Check back often for new information, and be sure to join our e-mail notifications list to receive regular updates. You can also find us on Facebook.
JWAC board meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 at the Downtown Library. You are welcome to attend!
'Shared Waters: Conflict, Cooperation andTransformation' with Dr. Aaron Wolf
Wednesday | Dec 3rd | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Dr. Wolf is a professor of geography in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU. He has acted as consultant to the US Department of State, the US Agency for International Development, and the World Bank, and several governments on various aspects of international water resources and dispute resolution. He has been involved in developing the strategies for resolving water aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict. He is a trained mediator/facilitator, and directs the Program in Water Conflict Management and Transformation. He developed and coordinates the Transboundary Freshwater Dispute Database, which includes a computer compilation of 400 water-related treaties, negotiating notes and background material on fourteen case-studies of conflict resolution, news files on cases of acute water-related conflict, and assessments of indigenous/traditional methods of water conflict resolution .
'Hong Kong - Where China and Global Advantages Converge' with Ms. Subrina Chow
Thursday | Dec 11th | 5:00 | KTOO Studios
Ms. Subrina Chow, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco, will share her insights into the fast changing economic landscape of the greater China region. "Ranked first in the world in economic freedom by the Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal, third in ease of doing business by the World Bank, and fourth in global competitiveness by the International Institute for Management Development, Hong Kong is a unique part of China where global business goes to grow. Being a separate member of the World Trade Organization and a separate customs territory, Hong Kong was in its own right the world's 8th largest trading entity in 2013, and enjoys incomparable advantages under a free trade agreement with Mainland China. As Chinese enterprises and investors venture abroad, Hong Kong has also served as a primary gateway for investments going out of China." As the center of the global economy pivots towards Asia, Ms. Chow will explain how Hong Kong consolidates and strengthens its position as the region's international financial, trade and logistics hub.
Travelogue: 'Spain - Urbano' with John Roxburgh
Travel enthusiast John Roxburgh visited Spain for the first time this past February. John will show photos from his eight-day trip, focussing on the art, architecture and ambiance of Spain's three largest cities.
WorldQuest is JWAC's largest fundraiser, featuring an international buffet, no-host bar, silent auctions, and our delightfully amusing trivia contest. Mark your calendars!
All of our speaker events are free and open to the public, so come on over, we'd love to see you.
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