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    • 27 Jan 2022
    • 5:30 PM
    • 4100 N. New Braunfels Ave
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    Members are encouraged to join the Council for our Annual Membership Meeting.

    Leadership will provide updates on the work that the Council has been doing over the course of the year, trustees will be elected, and re-elected, and guests will be invited to join us for a reception following the business portion of the meeting.

    5:30PM Meeting 

    San Antonio Country Club (4100 N. New Braunfels Ave)

    FREE | Members 

    $40 | Non-Members

    Our keynote speaker will be Frank Holmes, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Investors

    Frank Holmes is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of U.S. Global Investors. Mr. Holmes purchased a controlling interest in U.S. Global Investors in 1989 and became the firm’s chief investment officer in 1999. Under his guidance, the company’s funds have received numerous awards and honors including more than two dozen Lipper Fund Awards and certificates.

    Mr. Holmes is a native of Toronto and is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is a former president and chairman of the Toronto Society of the Investment Dealers Association.

    Mr. Holmes is a much-sought-after keynote speaker at national and international investment conferences. He is also a regular commentator on the financial television networks CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business, and has been profiled by Fortune, Barron’s, The Financial Times and other publications.

    Mr. Holmes and his team at U.S. Global Investors publish a free award-winning newsletter, the Investor Alert, which highlights the week’s market movements in a SWOT format each Friday evening for its more than 50,000 subscribers. Subscribe for free here: http://www.usfunds.com/subscribe/

    In September 2017, Mr. Holmes was appointed as the non-executive chairman of the Board of Directors of HIVE Blockhchain Technologies, the world's very first publicly-traded company involved in the mining of cryptocurrencies.
    • 02 Mar 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Red Berry Estate, 856 Gembler Rd, San Antonio, TX 78219
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    The World Affairs Council of San Antonio cordially invites you to join us on March 2nd for the 2022 International Citizen of the Year Award Celebration. 

    Since 1985, the World Affairs Council has honored an individual who has significantly contributed to San Antonio’s growth as an international city. On March 2, 2022, the Council will honor and recognize Shannon Sedgwick Davis, CEO of Bridgeway Foundation. 

    Shannon Sedgwick Davis is the CEO of Bridgeway Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to ending and preventing mass atrocities around the world. As an attorney, activist, and passionate advocate for social justice, Ms. Sedgwick Davis has guided Bridgeway Foundation in pioneering solutions to these seemingly intractable issues. More recently, Ms. Sedgwick Davis and the Bridgeway Foundation have been credited for their pivotal role in mobilizing awareness, civilian protection, and recovery efforts against the Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader, Joseph Kony, the first-ever indictee of the International Criminal Court.

    Prior to joining Bridgeway Foundation in 2007, Ms. Sedgwick Davis served as Vice President of Geneva Global, and was the Director of Public Affairs at the International Justice Mission (IJM). Ms. Sedgwick Davis is an honors graduate of McMurry University and Baylor Law School. She sits on the board of several organizations, including The Elders, Humanity United, TOMS, and charity: water.

    Please join us in honoring Shannon Sedgwick Davis' commitment to ending mass atrocities around the world. Your participation  ensures the sustainability of programs the World Affairs Council of San Antonio provides the community, including educational programs for local youth. With your support, the Council can continue to promote crucial public understanding of world affairs while enhancing San Antonio’s participation in a global community.

    Please save the date and prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your World Affairs Council of San Antonio. For questions, please contact IC22@wacofsa.org.


Past events

17 Dec 2021 Model U.N. Diplomacy Dinner
10 Nov 2021 WorldQuest 2021
26 Oct 2021 Auschwitz: Remembering is Honoring - A Conversation about Legacy and Impact
19 Oct 2021 China Town Hall
26 Aug 2021 Lunch & Learn: A Hundred Sweet Promises by Sepehr Haddad
17 Aug 2021 Fulbright Alumni Panel
05 Aug 2021 Book Club: Meridian by John Casey
20 Jul 2021 From Texas to Tokyo: A Conversation with Philip Roskamp
29 Jun 2021 Border Crossings Book Panel and Discussion
16 Jun 2021 Honorary Consuls of San Antonio Panel Session
09 Jun 2021 Iran: Upcoming Elections & U.S. Diplomacy
27 May 2021 May Book Club Discussion (Homelands by Alfredo Corchado)
20 May 2021 Venezuela: Where Do We Go From Here? An Insiders View with Ambassador Shapiro
05 May 2021 Iraq: From Occupation to Partnership
28 Apr 2021 April Book Club Discussion (Conditional Citizens) in honor of Arab-American Heritage Month
20 Apr 2021 U.S.-Mexico Relations
30 Mar 2021 March Book Club Discussion (Sex & World Peace) with Dr. Claudia Donoso
24 Mar 2021 2021 International Citizen of the Year Award Celebration
04 Mar 2021 U.S.-Poland Relations
03 Mar 2021 Peace Corps Panel Discussion
21 Jan 2021 Annual Meeting 2021
12 Jan 2021 The Influence of International Exchange Programs on Diplomacy
18 Nov 2020 [virtual] Transatlantic Town Hall: German-American Mayors Forum A Conversation between San Antonio and Darmstadt
12 Nov 2020 Sean Spicer: Leading America
10 Nov 2020 China Town Hall
27 Oct 2020 Biodiversity without Borders: A Natural Pathway for Cooperation
08 Oct 2020 2020 Engage America: Wunderbar Together
05 Oct 2020 Tension in the Caucuses: Are Azerbaijan & Armenia On the Brink of War?
10 Sep 2020 The Big Give SA
25 Aug 2020 Lunch and Leadership
14 Aug 2020 The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump
11 Aug 2020 From the Field: Lebanon with Dr. Kekedjian
29 Jul 2020 Factoraje para el Transporte, Logística y Proyectos Internacionales
22 Jul 2020 Instagram Live with Carlos Maestas
16 Jul 2020 Instagram Live Discussion with Dr. Katsuo Nishikawa
14 Jul 2020 Bastille Day At Home
30 Jun 2020 U.S. and Iran: Sanctions, Oil & the Global Pandemic
25 Jun 2020 Restarting the Engine: Regional Cooperation between the United States, Mexico & Canada
15 Jun 2020 A Discussion with Port San Antonio's Juan Antonio Flores
09 Jun 2020 Peace Corps Alumni Panel
04 Jun 2020 A Discussion with Sam Bilson
26 May 2020 The USMCA, COVID-19 & the Economic Impact on Texas
21 May 2020 KNOW NOW Call Event featuring Ambassador Luis Moreno
13 May 2020 Restarting the Global Economy
30 Apr 2020 A Discussion with John "JJ" Casey
23 Apr 2020 Animal Diversity and Diplomacy in the International Arena
05 Mar 2020 2020 International Citizen Of The Year Award
22 Jan 2020 Dreamweek 2020: A First Generation American Diplomat’s Journey
15 Jan 2020 Annual Meeting 2020

Our Mission

The mission of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio is to promote public understanding of world affairs and United States foreign policy, and to enhance the ability of its citizens and future leaders to participate in a global community. We accomplish our mission by presenting a lecture series, holding receptions, organizing discussion groups, sponsoring educational outreach programs, and hosting deliberative sessions for young professionals.

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Phone: 210.308.9494
Fax: 210.308.9497
World Affairs Council of San Antonio
816 Camaron St. Suite 2.15 San Antonio, TX 78212
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