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Velma Anne Ruth - Thu Jun 22, 2017 @ 11:50AM
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Governor Scott's Trade Mission to Argentina: Results and Expectations

With a population of 41.5 million people, Argentina offers excellent opportunities for Florida companies interested in increasing their footprint in the Southern Cone. The Consulate of Argentina, Akerman LLP, Enterprise Florida, and World Affairs Council of Greater Miami come together for a panel titled, "Governor Scott's Recent Trade Mission to Argentina: Results an Expectations," which will explore the April 2017 Export Trade Mission to Buenos Aires, the outcomes and opportunities. Key discussion topics include:

Economic status of Argentina and key industry sectors for growth and development
Bolstering economic relations in Florida, South Florida, and Miami
Best practices for the development of future relationships between Argentina and the South Florida private sector
Leveraging solutions for U.S.-Latin America partnerships and industry advancement in Argentina

Click Here: Read the Event Report

Appreciation
World Affairs Council of Greater Miami extends great appreciation to:

  • Dan Jacobson, Partner, Akerman LLP
  • Ambassador Marcelo Martin Giusto, Consul General of Argentina
  • Manny Mencia, SVP, Enterprise Florida
  • Argentine-American Chamber of Commerce  





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AJC Miami and Broward and The Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Institute for Latino and Latin American Affairs

AJC's Annual Consular Corps Luncheon

Recognizing Members of the Miami Consular Corps

Featuring a Special Briefing on the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy Under a New Administration
with Guest Speaker: Jason Isaacson, Director
AJC Office of Government and International Affairs


Monday, March 13, 2017, 12:30 PM
InterContinental Miami, Chopin Ballroom

100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL 33133 


http://www.worldaffairsmiami.org/march-2017.html 

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World Affairs Council of Greater Miami was accepted for affiliate membership to World Affairs Councils of America during the WACA Board Meeting in November 2016. 

Organizations that are members of the national association of World Affairs Councils of America enjoy a variety of unique benefits, including access to nationwide program series, discounts on a number of international journals and publications, reduced rates during our annual National Conference, monthly updates on available speakers and other resources, and of course, opportunities to network with colleagues from across the country. 


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World Affairs Council of Greater Miami was honored and privileged to host a delegation of former Presidents from Latin America for a cocktail reception and private dinner with our Board of Directors, leadership team, and prominent guests. This event fostered open dialogue on partnerships and cooperation between the United States and Latin America on issues of civic engagement, economic development and security. The Presidential delegation was led by Mision Presidencial Latinoamericana in partnership with Global Peace Foundation, Esquipulas Foundation for the Integration of Central America, and included the following Honored Guests:

  • H.E. Alvaro Colom Caballeros, Former President, Republica de Guatemala
  • H.E. Dr. Marco Vinicio Cerezo, Former President, Republica de Guatemala
  • Dr. Eduardo J. Padron, President, Miami Dade College
  • Dr. Michael J. Lenaghan, Mardee Jenrette Endowed Teaching Chair, Miami Dade College
  • Amb. Martin Palous, Director, Vaclav Havel Initiative for Human Rights & Democracy, Florida International University - School of International and Public Affairs
  • H.E. Dr. Bernardino Cano Radil, Paraguayan Ambassador to Cuba
  • Hon. Rosa Maria Merida de Mora, Consul General of Guatemala
  • Hon. Adela De Rey, Consul General of Panama
  • Hon. Candido Creis, Consul General of Spain


Invited guests included diplomats from Latin America and Europe, leading scholars and heads of Miami area universities, and business leaders from South Florida and Washington DC.





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Velma Anne Ruth - Tue Mar 29, 2016 @ 08:00PM
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Listen & Call In: International Dialogues ~ Mar. 30, Mar. 31, & Apr. 2

  • Valerie Dowling, Director of IRI's Women's Democracy Network
  • Ramsey Day, Jordan Country Director, International Republican Institute
  • Ken Feltman, Past President, Int'l Association of Political Consultants
This week on International Dialogues, Cynthia Dillon, Host and Producer welcomes two compelling interviews and extended programming:
Ken Feltman, Past-President of International Association of Political Consultants: Discussing the growing global crises, "Brexit" the UK's moves to leave the European Union, impacts of a disbanded EU, and how Europe and the World is depending on the United States for the 2016 election.
Live Streaming on WSRadio: Wed, Mar 30, 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET 
Airing Locally on WNJC 1360AM: Sat, Apr 2, 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET
Valerie Dowling, Director of the Women's Democracy Network and Ramsey Day, Jordan Country Director at International Republican Institute: Featuring IRI's unique program in Jordan, called Empower, extending leadership skills to women from disadvantaged communities. The discussion addresses also the need to overcome challenges for women in the Middle East and North Africa with respect to political participation, democratic change, and advancement of women's roles in elected office globally.
Live Streaming on WSRadio: Wed, Mar 30, 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET 
Airing Locally on WNJC 1360AM: Thurs, Mar 31, 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET 
Call in with questions during the Live program:
Studio #A +1-866-977-2346
International Dialogues programs air weekly on WNJC 1360 AM Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET on the Dial, as part of Conservative Commandos Radio Network broadcasting through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware with reach to over 4 Million people.
Archive of these programs will also be available online at the International Dialogues website.

Kenneth E. Feltman 
Kenneth E. Feltman is a Past-President of the International Association of Political Consultants, and Past-President of the American League of Lobbyists. Ken Feltman is the retired Chairman of Radnor Inc., a political consulting and legislative relations firm in Washington, D.C., that has affiliations with political and legislative firms throughout the world. Radnor has worked with 45 of the largest corporations in the world and Feltman has worked with successful presidential candidates in the United States, France and Georgia. He has advised candidates in 29 countries throughout the world, in North and South America, Europe, Africa and Asia, including the late President Nelson Mandela.
Before founding Radnor in 1985, Feltman directed legislative and political activity for the National Association of Manufacturers. He ran successful political campaigns at the U.S. Senate and House level and was involved in fundraising and campaign management for over 200 Senate and House members, including Everett Dirksen, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.
Educated at Northwestern University, Feltman has lectured or taught courses at several colleges and universities, including the University of Alabama at Birmingham, American University, Cambridge University, Columbia University, George Washington University, Harvard University, Howard University, the University of Michigan, Northwestern University Law School, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas and the University of West Florida.
He has appeared on every U.S. over-the-air television network, the BBC, CBC, CNN, C-SPAN and several radio or television stations in Austria, Canada, Egypt, France, Hungary, the Republic of Georgia, Russia, South Africa, Spain and the United States. He was the regular Washington commentator for International Investor television for three years.

International Republican Institute
For more than 30 years, we have been committed to the idea that freedom is the inalienable and universal right of all human beings, and have helped men and women working to build strong, lasting democracies. Our work focuses on helping political parties become more issue-based and responsive, helping citizens participate in government planning and decision-making, and increasing the role of marginalized groups in the political process - including women and youth. Our successes are the successes of the courageous people we support and is thanks to the hard work of our talented volunteers and our dedicated staff. Our vision is, as President Ronald Reagan said, "A world where all people are free to determine their own destiny."
Women's Democracy Network
We believe that a full and robust democracy depends on the equal participation of women. Established in March 2006, the Women's Democracy Network (WDN) is an initiative of the International Republican Institute to increase women's political participation, leadership and representation in elected office.
WDN accomplishes this goal by linking these women with their peers in other countries who share similar struggles, providing mentorship from experienced women who have are leaders in their fields, and through skills-building trainings designed to target their identified needs.
A team led by WDN Director Valerie Dowling at the International Republican Institute in Washington, DC oversees the global Network, fosters communication among its members, and conducts events and trainings around the world.
Most importantly, the WDN is a member-driven network and depends on guidance directly from its membership to determine the needs of women across the globe. This information is used to design and implement programming and to accurately address the issues and concerns of Network members.
To date, the Network is active in 61 countries in every region of the world. In 14 countries, women have formed WDN Country Chapters which are partnerships between WDN and groups of members within a country. Country Chapters coalesce women under one umbrella to target the barriers which restrict women's empowerment in their country. What sets WDN Country Chapters apart from other women's organizations in their countries is that membership is multi-sector and multi-partisan.

International Dialogues
International Dialogues is a weekly talk radio program bringing the world of business, culture and politics together as part of the Conservative Commandos Radio Network. Recent shows have covered Trade with Cuba, Immigration from Mexico, the Iran Deal, Kurdistan, Armenian Genocide, Ukraine, refugee crises, and many other topics. Through her program Republicans Abroad Radio, Cynthia Dillon, Host and Producer conducted over 800 interviews including with members of U.S. Congress reaching Americans living overseas.
Internet Talk Radio is one of the fastest growing media platforms of all time. Technology is expanding the reach through the rapid growth of Internet access to include: podcasts, wireless applications, in-car IP radio, mp3 players, and the newest radio receivers that no one can live without, smart phones. All accessing a growing Internet radio audience. WSradio.com has a listener base of business professionals locally, nationally and even globally. WSRadio has produced shows for The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Washington Times, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, eBay, Entrepreneur Media, HayHouse publication, and related entities.
Cynthia Dillon
Host & Producer
International Dialogues
Conservative Commandos Radio Network
Twitter: @DillonCynthia
FB: InternationalDialogues
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Listen & Call In: Cuban-American Bar Association on Obama in Cuba and Dr. Ekaterina Egorova on Russia, Security, and Vladimir Putin

International Dialogues ~ Mar. 23 @ 10amET, Mar. 24 @ 1pmET

This week on International Dialogues, Cynthia Dillon, Host and Producer welcomes two compelling back-to-back interviews:
Javier Lopez, President-Elect of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) will be discussing CABA's recent Open Letter to President Barack Obama contesting his trip to the Cuba. CABA was established in Miami in 1974, has over 1,300 members, has programs in pro bono services and education, and has a special CABA on Cuba Committee.
Dr. Ekaterina Egorova, former personal political consultant to President Boris Yeltsin, and President of "Niccolo M" Group will be discussing current President Vladimir Putin, the role of Russia in European and Middle Eastern security issues, Putin's objectives, his relationship between Iran and Syria, and concerns over Islamic extremism and terrorism in Russia.
If you would like to listen live online, the total program is Wednesday, from 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET on www.wsradio.com or through the live stream: http://v6.player.abacast.net/1764
If you would like to call in with questions during the Live program call: Studio #A +1-866-977-2346
The prerecorded program will air on WNJC 1360 AM Thursday from 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET on the Dial, as part of Conservative Commandos Radio Network broadcasting through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware with reach to over 4 Million people.
The archive of this program will also be available online at the International Dialogues website.

Attorney Javier Lopez, President-Elect, Cuban American Bar Association
CABA's mission is to promote equality of our members; increase diversity in the judiciary and legal community; serve the public interest by increasing awareness to the study of jurisprudence; foster respect for the law; preserve high standards of integrity, honor, and professional courtesy among our peers; provide equal access to and adequate representation of all minorities before the courts; facilitate the administration of justice; build close relationships among our members; provide mentoring and scholarship to law students nationally; and support the indigent community through the funding and administration of an effective pro bono legal assistance project and other community programs.
Attorney Javier Lopez is a partner in Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton and focuses his expertise in complex litigation. Javier has particular expertise in advising and representing international clients in matters brought in U.S. federal and state courts. He has represented many high-profile internationals individuals in entertainment contract dispute, commercial transactions, and intellectual property matters. Javier has a passion for civil rights and is frequently appointed by courts to represent the interests of the less fortunate against government entities and law enforcement.
Prior to joining Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, Javier was a legal intern in the White House Counsel's Office for Alberto Gonzalez where he was very involved in the vetting process for the replacement of then Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Javier also worked at the United States House of Representatives for Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart serving as part of the legal review team for new policy and legislation.
Javier is very active in the South Florida Cuban community and charitable organizations such as the Miami Children's Hospital Foundation and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. He is an avid baseball fan having been a four year letterman for Harvard University, and enjoys collecting fine art and international travel.

Ekaterina Egorova, PhD, President of "Niccolo M" Group
Professor Egorova, a Radnor Reports author, is founder and president of the Political Profiler, political and psychological consulting company based in Washington DC, and founder and president of the "Niccolo M" Group, one of the leading Russian companies in political consulting and public relations. She has managed and advised political campaigns throughout Russia and in the West, including the United States.
She served as personal political consultant to President Boris Yeltsin. She is credited with creating the Russian concept of the psychology of political leadership and leaders. Prof. Egorova has published several books, e.g. "One Cannot be Born a Politician: How to become an Effective Political Leader", 1993* "Image of the Leader", 1994 * "Political Consultant "Political Advertising" (1999), "Political Consulting" (2002) and "Games with Toy Soldiers. Political Psychology of Presidents" (Including President Bush 43) (2004), "In the Fog of War: Offensive Military Communicative Technologies" (2010).
Prof. Egorova is a member of European Association of Political Consultants (EAPC), International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC). She resides in Washington and Moscow.

International Dialogues
International Dialogues is a weekly talk radio program bringing the world of business, culture and politics together as part of the Conservative Commandos Radio Network. Recent shows have covered Trade with Cuba, Immigration from Mexico, the Iran Deal, Kurdistan, Armenian Genocide, Ukraine, refugee crises, and many other topics. Through her program Republicans Abroad, Cynthia Dillon, Host and Producer conducted over 800 interviews including with members of U.S. Congress reaching Americans living overseas.
Internet Talk Radio is one of the fastest growing media platforms of all time. Technology is expanding the reach through the rapid growth of Internet access to include: podcasts, wireless applications, in-car IP radio, mp3 players, and the newest radio receivers that no one can live without, smart phones. All accessing a growing Internet radio audience. WSradio.com has a listener base of business professionals locally, nationally and even globally. WSRadio has produced shows for The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Washington Times, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, eBay, Entrepreneur Media, HayHouse publication, and related entities.
Cynthia Dillon
Host & Producer
International Dialogues
Conservative Commandos Radio Network
Twitter: @DillonCynthia
FB: InternationalDialogues
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Velma Anne Ruth - Wed Mar 16, 2016 @ 08:06PM
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Interview with Maxine Fassberg, General Manager, Intel Israel

The Shalom Show - Televised Nationally: Friday 7pmET and Saturday 12pmET
Locally in Palm Beach, Florida: Sunday 12pmET

This week on The Shalom Show, Richard Peritz, Host and Producer is interviewing Maxine Fassberg, General Manager, Intel Israel. Ms. Fassberg is Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, General Manager of Intel Israel, and plant manager of Fab 28 at Intel Corporation. She joined Intel in 1983.
The Shalom Show is a national television program contributing to Jewish Life and Israel, airing weekly at 7:00pm EST / 4:00pm PST on Fridays, and 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST on Saturdays.
The Shalom Show is also broadcast locally on ABC TV-25 Sundays at 12 noon in Palm Beach.
This Program is Sponsored by Life Extension Foundation

Maxine Fassberg, General Manager of Intel Israel
Maxine Fassberg is vice president of the Technology and Manufacturing Group, general manager of Intel Israel, and plant manager of Fab 28 at Intel Corporation. She is responsible for manufacturing operations, including planning, product output and cost effectiveness for Intel's manufacturing facility in Qiryat Gat, Israel. She joined Intel in 1983.
Fassberg has held numerous positions at Intel, including Lithography engineer in the Fab 8 startup in 1983, and Engineering manager of Fab 18 since its inception in December 1995. As an engineer from 1991 to 1992, she was part of Portland Technology Development where she was awarded a patent for the original Polyimide process. From 2000 to 2004 she was the Fab 18 factory manager, along with Alex Kornhauser. Under their leadership Fab 18 won the IQA Award in 2004. She was the plant manager responsible for Fab 28 start-up and ramp on 45nm and for the upgrade of Fab 28 to 22nm. She has also received two Intel Achievement Awards in connection with inter-die electric material problem resolution.
Fassberg was inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame in June 2009 for her passionate contributions and commitment which enable and encourage other technical women to advance in their careers. Amongst other many prizes she was awarded with the Israel Industry Award for 2011 by the Manufacturers Association of Israel and the prestigious Hugo Ramniceanu Prize in Economics for 2012, and was identified as one of the 10 most powerful women in tech in April 2012 as published by CNN.
Fassberg received a master's degree in Applied Chemistry from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1978. She is engaged in many activities directed towards enhancing Intel's brand and proliferating Intel values in the community. As such, she sits on the Managerial Committee of the Bank of Israel and the Board of Directors of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and also the Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem Board.

About The Shalom Show
The Shalom Show is a public affairs TV program that broadcasts nationwide on Comcast, DirecTV, Time Warner, Brighthouse and other networks in all 50 states. The Shalom Show is proud to be recognized as the most credible, most widely broadcast, and longest running Jewish TV program on air since 1979. We reach over 9 million "unique viewers" per month in all age brackets and economic levels.
We have a successful track record especially due to the prominence of our guests and special events, bearing credibility and content that is important to our very receptive audience.
The Shalom Show contributes to Jewish Life and to Israel,
presenting a broad spectrum of viewpoints on a range of in-depth topics such as politics, education, health, tourism and culture. Our program features prominent Jewish leadership, organizations, and our friends worldwide who recognize and share our values with a view to peace for all. Among featured guests are Israeli Prime Ministers Itzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres, Benjamin Netanyahu, government ministers, members of Knesset, and many other leaders worldwide such as members of U.S. Congress, and experts such as former US Ambassador to the UN, Amb. John Bolton.
The founder, producer and host of the Shalom Show, Richard Peritz, was born in London, England, immigrated to Israel in his youth, worked ten years for Israel Educational TV and then relocated to the USA to produce The Shalom Show and other programs.
Program Website: www.ShalomShow.net
Recent and Past Interviews on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SHALOMshowTV
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Velma Anne Ruth - Tue Mar 01, 2016 @ 08:08PM
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Listen & Call In: Fmr. Congressman Pete Hoekstra, Investigative Project on Terrorism, On 'International Dialogues' ~ Wed. March 2, 10am and 2pm

This week on International Dialogues, Cynthia Dillon, Host and Producer is interviewing former US Congressman Peter Hoekstra, who now serves as the Shillman Senior Fellow with the Investigative Project on Terrorism and is a frequent commentator and writer on radical Islamism.
If you would like to listen live online, the total program is from 10:00 - 11:00 AM ET on www.wsradio.com or
If you would like to call in with questions during the Live program call:
Studio #A +1-866-977-2346
The prerecorded program will air on WNJC 1360 AM from 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET on the Dial, as part of Conservative Commandos Radio Network broadcasting through New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware with reach to over 4 Million people.
The archive of this program will also be available online at the International Dialogues website.

Former Congressman Peter Hoekstra
Peter Hoekstra is a former Fortune 500 business executive with Herman Miller who served in Congress for 18 years, representing Michigan's Second Congressional District from 1993 to 2011.
Mr. Hoekstra was the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 2004 through January 2007, and the top Republican on the committee until January 2011. He was responsible for leading congressional oversight of the U.S. intelligence community during its modernization to confront the threats of the 21st Century such as global Islamist terror and cyber warfare, including restructuring the intelligence community with landmark legislation following the 9-11 Commission report.
He now serves as the Shillman Senior Fellow with the Investigative Project on Terrorism and is a frequent commentator and writer on radical Islamism.

International Dialogues
International Dialogues is a weekly talk radio program bringing the world of business, culture and politics together as part of the Conservative Commandos Radio Network. Recent shows have covered Trade with Cuba, the Iran Deal, Kurdistan, Armenian Genocide, Ukraine, and many other topics.
Internet Talk Radio is one of the fastest growing media platforms of all time. Technology is expanding the reach through the rapid growth of Internet access to include: podcasts, wireless applications, in-car IP radio, mp3 players, and the newest radio receivers that no one can live without, smart phones. All accessing a growing Internet radio audience. WSradio.com has a listener base of business professionals locally, nationally and even globally. WSRadio has produced shows for The San Diego Union-Tribune, The Washington Times, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, eBay, Entrepreneur Media, HayHouse publication, and related entities.
Cynthia Dillon
Host & Producer
International Dialogues
Conservative Commandos Radio Network
Twitter: @DillonCynthia
FB: InternationalDialogues

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