Items Tagged with 'World Affairs Council'


Street Talk: A man and his island

Ballot stuff.

November 3, 2017
The World Affairs Council’s 68th anniversary luncheon featured a Grand Valley State University alum, who also happens to be president of the Republic of Palau, a 340-island chain near Micronesia, between Guam and the Philippines. Read More

Expert: Economy nears end of recession recovery phase

Former Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president and CEO discusses immigration and economic impact at World Affairs Council luncheon.

April 28, 2017
The former Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta president and CEO believes immigrants are good for the economy and the repatriation of overseas funds has little effect. Read More

Street Talk: The global economy

International flavor.

March 24, 2017
With the election of President Donald Trump, the West Michigan business community has one question on the country’s place in the global economy. Read More

Negotiations with Chinese leaders have direct impact on West Michigan, state

September 25, 2015
While the start of ArtPrize held center stage last week, the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping for a meeting of tech executives in Seattle and political meetings in Washington, D.C, did not escape the attention of West Michigan business owners. Read More

Expert scrutinizes Chinese investment in U.S.

World Affairs Council speaker is participating in national ‘town hall’ meeting.

September 25, 2015
In college, Henry Levine’s interest in China had no practical use. Read More

Inside Track: World Affairs Council opens global window in West Michigan

Dixie Anderson has hosted dignitaries, bestselling authors and presidents from around the world.

June 13, 2014
Dixie Anderson strolled past the security detail assigned to protect then-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and his wife for a meet-and-greet and afternoon tea at the Amway Grand Plaza. Read More

World Affairs Council opens foreign policy series

January 31, 2014
Grand Rapids will be having a discussion Monday about whether or not Edward Snowden is a traitor, a hero or both. Read More