April 16, 2024 | A Preview of 20 Days in Mariupol

First Coast Connect

On today’s show, we preview the documentary that captured the initial Russian assault on Ukraine. WJCT will screen 20 Days In Mariupol on Thursday.

Guests:

Andrew Nagorski, award-winning journalist and former Moscow bureau chief for Newsweek.

David McGowan, WJCT CEO and president.

Trina Medarev, president and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.

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April 4, 2024 | President Ernesto Zedillo to Speak at Global Issues Evening

The Resident (Riverside Edition)

As a former president of Mexico and an expert on globalization, Ernesto Zedillo is expected to offer his own insights into the crisis when he speaks to the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville on April 9.

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March 22, 2024 | And a little bit of joy…

Jacksonville Today

This week, the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosted U.S. Ambassador to South Africa (and Sandalwood High graduate) Reuben E. Brigety II. Mayor Donna Deegan presented Brigety with a key to the city.

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March 10, 2024 | Matthew Rojansky visits UNF to speak

UNF Spinnaker

On Monday night, Matthew Rojansky, a U.S.-Russia relations analyst, spoke at the University of North Florida about national security, Ukraine and Russia.

Rojansky is president and CEO of the U.S. Russia Foundation and director of the Kennan Institute. According to the World Affairs Council’s website, Rojansky is among the most notable experts in U.S.-Russian history and politics.

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March 4, 2024 | U.S. Relations in Russia and Ukraine

WJCT – First Coast Connect

It’s been two years since Russia initiated a full-scale war on Ukraine. Over time, various factors including technological advancements and shifts in power dynamics continue to shape the course of this enduring struggle.

We talk with Matthew Rojansky, president and CEO of the U.S. Russia Foundation, who will speak from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at the University of North Florida.

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February 13, 2024 | Security concerns as U.S.-China relations deteriorate

WJCT – First Coast Connect

Against a backdrop of cyberattacks, nuclear tensions and trade disputes, a heightened feeling of insecurity and mistrust is shaping relations between the U.S. and China. We discuss this with Robert Daly, Director of the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, and Britt Hester, Director of Membership and Communications for the World Affairs Council. They provide insights into the potential economic effect on Americans.

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November 7, 2023 | Is the economy ‘Too good to be true?’

Jacksonville Daily Record

The Economist Wall Street correspondent Alice Fulwood told the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville the world is experiencing a contradiction between high interest rates and continued economic expansion.

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October 23, 2023 | UNF welcomes bestselling author Walter Isaacson to discuss new “Elon Musk” biography

Action News Jax

The University of North Florida, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, is set to host the renowned bestselling author Walter Isaacson.

Isaacson will engage in a discussion about his latest biography, “Elon Musk,” at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23

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October 20, 2023 | Elon Musk biographer Walter Isaacson visiting UNF

Jacksonville Daily Record

The University of North Florida and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville are hosting bestselling author Walter Isaacson, who will discuss his biography “Elon Musk” at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at UNF’s Fine Arts Center.

The event is part of the Distinguished Voices lecture series.

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May 31, 2023 | University of Pennsylvania professor presents primer on blockchain

Jacksonville Daily Record

Sarah Hammer, a professor of finance and law at the University of Pennsylvania, isn’t ready to say whether blockchain technology is a good thing or a bad thing.

However, during a May 31 presentation to the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, Hammer said people need to understand blockchain and its place in the world financial system.

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May 17, 2023 | Stanford University’s John Taylor addresses inflation: Fed needs consistent policy

Jacksonville Daily Record

Stanford University professor and economist John B. Taylor addressed a key question May 17 at a meeting of the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville:

“Are we entering era of high inflation?”

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APRIL 05, 2023 | CSX CEO wants to elevate company’s relationship with employees and the community

Jacksonville Daily Record

“You’re going to see a lot more people in Jacksonville, with pride, wearing CSX gear,” Hinrichs said in an April 5 talk to the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville. He likens it to Jacksonville Jaguars fans wearing team gear to games to show their enthusiasm for the team. “You should feel the same way about your company,” Hinrichs said during the luncheon event at the Downtown River Club.

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APRIL 05, 2023 | CSX looks to ramp up connection with community as part of ‘transformation’

Jacksonville Business Journal

Over the past four years, as the railroad changed its operating model and focused on driving efficiencies, some things were neglected, Hinrichs said Wednesday while speaking at the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville’s Global Business Luncheon. In September, Hinrichs replaced Jim Foote, who had overseen CSX’s shift to the precision scheduled railroading operating model — a shift applauded by Wall Street but one that brought with it complaints from customers and a plunge in employee morale.

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February 21, 2023 | Fiona Hill at World Affairs Council

WJCT – First Coast Connect

Fiona Hill is one of the world’s leading experts on Russia. She studied Vladimir Putin for decades and worked in both Republican and Democratic administrations. Tonight, she will headline the Global Issues Evening of the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.

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December 5, 2022 | Nobel laureate Maria Ressa

WJCT – First Coast Connect

Ressa has been honored around the world for her courageous and bold work in fighting disinformation, “fake news” and attempts to silence the free press. In 2021, Ressa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work. She’s speaking tonight in Jacksonville at an event hosted by the World Affairs Council. The event is at the University of North Florida’s Herbert University Center at 7 p.m.

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October 25, 2022 | ‘The US and the Holocaust’

WJCT – First Coast Connect

We spoke with filmmaker Lynn Novick about the PBS presentation “The U.S. and the Holocaust.” She’s in town for an event hosted by The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville this evening.

John Aloszka, director of membership and communications with the council, joined us as well.

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MAY 11, 2022 | Fed’s Bostic: Rising market yields show Fed retains credibility

Reuters

Risings interest rates on home mortgages, U.S. Treasury bonds and other key forms of credit show the Federal Reserve remains credible in its pledge to tame inflation, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said on Wednesday. “We moved our policy rate 25 basis points and the 30 year (mortgage) moved 2 percentage points. That is tremendous responsiveness,” Bostic said in comments to the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville.

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MAY 11, 2022 | Fed’s Bostic Backs ‘Moving More’ on Rates If Inflation Persists

Bloomberg

“We are going to get our policy rate certainly to a neutral space where we are no longer providing accommodation,” Bostic told the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, Florida, Wednesday. “If inflation stays at high levels or levels that are too high — by too high, it’s really not moving back towards our 2% target — then I am going to be supporting moving more.”

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MAY 11, 2022 | Atlanta Fed president: High demand, supply chain issues at root of inflation

Jacksonville Daily Record

Raphael Bostic, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, decided to stop and do some bird-watching on his way to speak to the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville. Unfortunately, he was wearing an Atlanta Fed T-shirt that gave away his job. “A guy said, ‘you need to do something about that inflation,’ “ Bostic said during his May 11 talk at a luncheon event at the Downtown River Club.

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MAY 11, 2022 | ‘Observe and adapt’: Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic on the fight against inflation

Jacksonville Business Journal

Combating inflation was a major thrust of Bostic’s remarks both at the annual conference and during a conversation at a World Affairs Council Jacksonville luncheon on Wednesday.

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APRIL 20, 2022 | The Economist economics editor: Stimulus, Fed mistakes, spending habits driving inflation

Jacksonville Daily Record

Henry Curr says prices could ease if consumers return to spending on services instead of goods.

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