Items Tagged with 'World Affairs Council of Western Michigan'


Canadian diplomat relishes trade opportunities

May 13, 2016
With $1.4 million per minute crossing the U.S.-Canadian border, the relationship between the two countries is one of the largest trade partnerships in the world. Read More

Official holds out little hope for trade with Cuba

Cuban Congress this month will decide the direction of the nation’s economy.

April 1, 2016
According to Charles Shapiro, Cuba is atop a high dive with a decision to make. Read More

Speaker offers insights into Cuba’s economy

Former U.S. coordinator for Cuban Affairs takes a dim view of island nation’s prospects.

March 25, 2016
The romanticized vision Americans may have of Cuba could very well change. Read More

Street Talk: Affairs of the heart

Going to market.

November 6, 2015
For someone whose job depends on interacting with high-ranking world leaders and hobnobbing with some of the country’s leading intellectuals, it’s not often Dixie Anderson, executive director of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, finds herself at a loss for words. Read More

Chinese foreign direct investment is on the rise

Experts expect Chinese FDI to reach $100 billion to $200 billion in next five years.

October 9, 2015
Nineteen years ago, when Sheldon Day became mayor of Thomasville, Alabama, the biggest issue he faced was the city’s exports: its children. Read More

Lunch lectures focus on international issues

March 7, 2014
Need an educational lunch to break up your day? Read More

Street Talk: Economic lessons from across the pond

Answer to prayer.

September 20, 2013
Dixie Anderson of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan put the Business Journal in touch with Michael C. Maibach, who was in town this month as a guest of the council. Read More