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Enhancing International Understanding

The World Affairs Council of Palm Beach opened its 4th season Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room. Dr. Mehmet Gurses, Associate Professor, Dept of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University, addressed an enthusiastic audience of 150 members and guests on “Turkey: Before and After the Coup”. His discussion, often with personal references to his Kurdish ethnic ancestry, gave detailed insight into Turkey’s radical change from a Secular Democracy to an Islamist State. Since the U.S continues to maintain air bases inTurkey, Dr. Gurses noted how carefully the U.S. must tread in its diplomatic relations with the Turkish Islamist regime.

Douglas Jencks, Vice Chairwoman Carol Jaeger, CEO Celeste Simon, Chairman of the Board Douglas Evans, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies at FAU Mehmet Gurses

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at the Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room, Bryan Riley addressed an audience of 170 World Affairs Council members and guests. Riley, a scholar with the Heritage Foundation, spoke about the value of Free Open Trade. He discussed how heavy government regulations stop the flow and balance of international trade - and noted that US trade agreements, such as NAFTA, cannot be implemented unilaterally but must be set and approved by Congress.

Happy Birthday from the Volunteers and CEO to Dr. Rebecca Bache!!! From Left to Right: Charles & Margot Macdonald, Dr. Rebecca Bache, Sandra Fenton, Celeste Simon, CEO of WAC, Nicole Monet

Photo Credit Palm Beach Today International

CEO Celeste Simon with Speaker Bryan Riley

Dennis Hoffman, James Wardlow, James Kemblowski

Students from St. Edward’s School, Shayhaan Shaikh, and Fawaz Naeem

Sharon Daley and Suzanne Holmes of TD Wealth

Missy de Bellis & Dr. G. Clotaire Rapaille, with Janet Levy

Dr. Paul & Sharma Schacknow

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Profile for Maya Johnson

PBTI December 2016  

PBTI December 2016