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Presented by the World Affairs Council Young Leaders

A record number of travelers passed through U.S. airports like LAX over Memorial Day weekend.  After more than a year of lockdowns and social distancing, we are all excited to hit the open road, sea, and air again.

 

The travel and tourism industry experienced a seismic impact due to COVID-19, bringing about pivotal changes in how the travel-lovers among us explore the world. Join us on Tuesday, June 22 at 12:00 PM ET for a fascinating discussion on what international travel may look and feel like once the cloud of COVID-19 is lifted.

 

Tara Cappel, Founder & CEO of group travel company, For the Love of Travel (FTLO) and Melissa Lee, Founder & CEO of The Green Program focusing on short-term immersion programs for Higher-Ed students, discuss the future of travel for young professionals in conversation with Aaron Capelouto, World Affairs Council Young Leader Executive Board Member.

Open & Complimentary To All.

#Traveling #COVID #Travel #PostCovid #Flying #Insights

Global Security & International Relations

On May 21, President Biden hosted South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House. The following day President Moon visited the new SK Battery America factory in Commerce, GA. Cooperation and collaboration on a wide range of political, trade, and security issues is strategically important for both nations as we work to defuse the nuclear threat from North Korea and face heightened geopolitical competition with China.

 

Join us at noon ET on June 23 as Kathleen Stephens and Mark Lippert, both former U.S. Ambassadors to South Korea, return to the World Affairs Council to discuss the US-Korea alliance under Presidents Moon and Biden.

 

And help us welcome Yoonjoo Park to Atlanta. Mr. Park will make his first public remarks as Consul General of the Republic of Korea to the Southeastern U.S.

Open & Complimentary To All.

#SouthKorea #Korea #NorthKorea #Trade #InternationalRelations #GlobalAffairs #GlobalSecurity

June Members Forum

The Nigerian government's recent ban on Twitter is the latest infringement on citizens' ability to freely express dissent. The announcement also comes in the wake of citizen protests against excessive force by the police against the Nigerian people, including violence perpetrated by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

 

At the same time, insecurity persists as attacks by Boko Haram insurgents continue to terrorize parts of the country. In spite of the onslaught, Nigerian civil society remains vibrant and continues its attempts to hold the government accountable.

What can human rights organizations and the international community do to defend human rights in Nigeria?  What is the role of civil society to protect freedoms of speech and expression in the country?

Join us in a discussion about Nigeria with Kehinde Togun, Senior Director for Policy and Government Relations at Humanity United. Mr. Togun has led global democracy and governance programs in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa for much of the last 15 years. He will give us an update on the current situation in Nigeria and recent attacks on human rights, civil liberties, and free speech. 

Open & Complimentary To All.

#humanrights #civiliberties #freespeech #policebrutality #protesting

Global Security & International Relations 

Members-Only Post-Session

20 Council members can join an off-the-record meeting with Amb. Juster right after the public program from 12:45-1 PM ET. The 20 spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Kenneth Juster was U.S. Ambassador to India 2017-2021, a most extraordinary time in U.S.-Indian relations.  Over the past 20 years, bilateral relations have grown from stand-offish to correct to friendly to close. In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a state visit to the U.S. which President Trump reciprocated in 2020.  A U.S.-Indian security relationship is growing closer with the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue with India, Japan, Australia, and the United States meeting regularly to discuss issues of mutual interest in the Indo-Pacific and the Chinese complaining that the Quad “incites discord” in Asia. 

 

Join us on July 8 at noon ET to hear Ambassador Juster discuss how India and the United States become closer strategic and defense partners, and what we can expect in the next four years of U.S.-India relations under President Joe Biden.

Public Program Open & Complimentary To All.

How to Register for Private, Post-Session (Council Members Only)

 

Step 1.

Register for public program HERE or below. You must do this first to successfully register for private, post-session.

 

Step 2.

Register for private, post-session HERE or below. Must be a Council member. 

 

Step 3.

You will receive only one Zoom link.

Use the single link to join the public program. Once the public program is complete, you will be automatically sent to the members-only breakout room. Please do not log off and log back on. 

Step 4.

Your patience is appreciated, and we hope you are excited!

Not a Council member? Become one HERE to register for the private, post-session today.

#India #Japan #Australia #China #InternationalRelations #WorldAffairs #Ambassador