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Race & Democracy in The US and Beyond with Dr. Peniel Joseph

Race & Democracy in The US and Beyond with Dr. Peniel Joseph

-Aliyan Jafri Dr. Joseph Peniel addresses the long and often conflicting intersection of race and democracy throughout U.S. history – from the origins of slavery at the founding of England’s American colonies to the Civil War and Reconstruction to the Civil Rights era...

US-China Relations After the Election with Ambassador Kurt Tong

by Joel Reyes The long standing relations between China and the United States has remained the center of foreign policy and international relations debate. With China’s centric approach to economy consistently combating the open market operations of several nations in...

Post Fidel Cuba and its Future with the US – Peter Kornbluh

Post Fidel Cuba and its Future with the US – Peter Kornbluh

'-by Everardo Castro The World Affairs Council had the honor of having Peter Kornbluh speak about the relations between the U.S. and Cuba throughout recent history. Peter Kornbluh is the Senior Analyst for the National Security Archive. He has been with the archive...

The Man Who Ran Washington – A Summary and Highlights Piece

The Man Who Ran Washington – A Summary and Highlights Piece

by Joel Reyes The recent inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington D.C. provide an ideal environment to introspectively analyze previous presidencies, the current national parties, and especially how American...

Rio’s Post Olympic Political Games – Brian Winter

Rio’s Post Olympic Political Games – Brian Winter

-Sophia Zimmerman The World Affairs Council of Houston had the pleasure of Brian Winter speaking about the political climate in Brazil post Olympics. Mr. Winter is the Editor-in-chief for Americas Quarterly, Vice President for policy at American Society, the council...

Houston Global Leaders of Influence 2020 – Dialogue with Chris Olson

Houston Global Leaders of Influence 2020 – Dialogue with Chris Olson

By TerRe Camille Having come from a background in national government Chris Olson is someone well versed on foreign policy and international affairs. Having a background in Middle Eastern Studies he spent quite some time traversing the North African and Middle Eastern...

MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman

MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman

-Terre Camille Mohammed Bin Salman’s rise to power began way before he took power in 2015. TO this day, Saudi Arabia is one of the only monarchies still active today. Utilizing terms such as King and Prince, Saudi Arabia chose to maintain a sedentary lifestyle,...

Refugees in America: Mariel Sanchez from PAIR Houston

Refugees in America: Mariel Sanchez from PAIR Houston

- by Faith Potter Did you know that there are about 79.5 million displaced people around the world with 26 million of them being refugees trying to flee daily discrimination? The World Affairs Council of Houston had the pleasure of interviewing Mariel Sanchez from...

Empowering Women through Soccer in Iran with Kat Khosrowyar

Empowering Women through Soccer in Iran with Kat Khosrowyar

- by Aliyan Jafri Tulsa native, Katayoun “Kat” Khosrowyar, always knew she wanted to play soccer and somehow change the world. One summer visiting her grandparents in Iran, she heard about the Iranian National Women’s Soccer team being developed. Out of curiosity, she...

Energy, Climate & The Clash of Nations

Energy, Climate & The Clash of Nations

Written By: Ishika Bhatia  The Unconventional Revolution covers a broad scope of unconventional oil resources. In “The New Map” by Daniel Yergin, we are introduced to a multitude of ideas describing how this revolution was able to impact the U.S. economy as well as...