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World Affairs Council of Atlanta

The mission of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta is to provide a forum for dialogue, a source of expertise, and an engine for research on international affairs and global issues that impact the corporate community, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the general public.

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  • John Hulsman shares his views on world affairs. This event is presented in cooperation with the Atlanta Eric M. Warburg chapter of the American Council on Germany.
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  • Princess Kasune Zulu shares first-hand knowledge of what it means to be orphaned by AIDS and to contract it herself. To help educate her native Zambians, she has hitchhiked with truck drivers who frequent prostitutes on the transcontinental highways and then return home to their wives, and are thus at high risk of getting and spreading the virus. She tested positive for HIV in 1997. Princess is her first name, not a royal title. Zulu is the mother of Joy (11) and Faith (10), who are both HIV-negative. She has taken her message to the UN and international AIDS conferences. Her story has been featured in *The Wall Street Journal*, *USA Today* and on ABC's *Good Morning America*. This event was co-sponsored by World Vision.
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  • **Charles H. Battle**, former managing director of international relations on the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, brings a unique perspective on several past and future Olympic plans.
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  • Meade Sutterfield, Society of International Business Fellows (SIBF) facilitator; Wayne Lord, president, Southern Center for International Studies (SCIS); Lt. General David Poythress, former adjutant general of Georgia; and moderator Joel Cowan, SIBF, discuss the ramifications of the conflict between Russia and Georgia. This event is co-sponsored by [SIBF](http://www.sibf.org) and SCIS. It was hosted by the 103 West restaurant in Atlanta.
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  • Kursad Tuzmen, a member of parliament of the Republic of Turkey and minister of state in charge of foreign trade and customs, promotes business ties in this breakfast briefing. Muhtar Kent, the new president and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, introduces the minister. This event is sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company in conjunction with the Southern Center for International Studies, Istanbul Center, Kennesaw State University, the Turkish-American Chamber of Commerce of the Southeast, and the Turkish Honorary Consul General for Georgia.
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  • Experts on education and Africa speak about the need for a higher awareness of Africa-related issues. The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa and *Discovery Channel* Global Education Partnership co-sponsor this event with the Southern Center for International Studies, along with US Agency for International Development-funded Africa education orientation program.
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  • Marshall I. Goldman, using his book, *Petrostate: Putin, Power and the New Russia*, discusses fast-changing developments in that part of the world with Wayne Lord, professor of international business at Georgia State University. Goldman is the Kathryn W. Davis professor of Russian economics at Wellesley College and former associate director of the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University. Lord is also president-elect of the Southern Center for International Studies and a resident Russian scholar.
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  • Ambassador Charles Shapiro discusses the free trade between the US and Peru, Columbia, and Panama.
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  • Henry Kissinger, James Baker III, Warren Christopher, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright discuss current US foreign policy issues with the goal of providing direction and counsel to the incoming 2009 presidential administration. The secretaries, whose influence on foreign policy spans nearly 40 years in republican and democratic administrations, agree that the next president should be open to taking diplomatic steps with both allies and unfriendly countries in order to further the nation's standing in the world and ease global issues in which the US is deeply involved. Newscaster Terence Smith of PBS' *NewsHour with Jim Lehrer* moderates the panel. This unique forum takes place on the campus of the University of Georgia School of Law, in Athens, GA.
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  • Nigerian Foreign Minister Chief Ojo Maduekwe addresses US-Nigerian relations vis-a-vis the incoming Obama administration, and much more.
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