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  • Friday, May 08, 2020 12:01 PM | *World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    World Trade Center Tacoma is hosting an online Zoom webinar on May 13 about business opportunities in Vietnam. WACT board member Mike Fowler will host an interactive panel discussion with live Q&A from participants giving Tacoma a unique look into the Vietnamese business world.

    Find more information and sign up for the webinar here.

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2020 5:30 PM | *World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    Board Member Michael Fowler sat in as a panelist in the first Columbia Bank Going Global Series program on Covid-19 response and the China-US trade relationship, moderated by former WACT board member Clare Petrich.

    Topics covered included:

    • Where the US-China trade relationship is headed and why it matters to all of us, and especially to small- and medium-size enterprises (SME)
    • The impact of the Trade War and COVID-19 on our ports and how we are managing it
    • First-hand accounts of two Tacoma SMEs on how they are dealing with the substantial changes brought about by Trade War and COVID-19
    You can view a replay of the zoom conference call for this event here.


  • Monday, April 13, 2020 8:55 PM | *World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)
    Governor Jay Inslee appointed former WACT Board Member Helen Whitener to the Washington State Supreme Court. Read more here.
  • Tuesday, February 25, 2020 8:34 AM | *World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    The World Trade Center Tacoma's annual flagship event, The Globe Awards, has been scheduled for February the 27th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

    This event recognizes companies excelling in international trade and trade promotion and acknowledges the importance of trade to the Washington State economy.

    An award will be presented to an organization exemplifying the mission of the WTC Tacoma. Find more information here.


  • Sunday, February 09, 2020 1:40 PM | *World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    On what will be the 135th anniversary of the shameful "Tacoma Method", the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation and University of Puget Sound will hold a presentation and community dialogue featuring Beth Lew-Williams, History Professor at Princeton University. There will also be remarks from representatives of the City of Tacoma and Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation President and WAC Tacoma board member, Theresa Pan Hosley.

    The event is held on February 20 (Thursday), from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.

    Click here for more information and directions.

  • Tuesday, October 01, 2019 3:05 PM | *World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    WACT Board Member and Pierce County Superior Court Judge Helen Whitener recently received the Justice Charles Z. Smith Excellence in Diversity Award 2019 at the WA State Bar Association APEX Awards.

  • Monday, September 30, 2019 3:55 PM | *World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    WACT Board Member and President of the Chinese Reconciliation Park Foundation, Theresa Pan Hosley, presided over this year’s successful Moon Festival on September 21 at the Chinese Reconciliation Park.

  • Monday, July 29, 2019 4:43 AM | *World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)
    Mike Fowler presented at a roundtable on trade policy at the World Trade Center Seattle back on July 17. Mike talked about supply channels and policy objectives. Read more here.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 2:44 AM | *World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    WACT Board Member Hon. G. Helen Whitener has been chosen for the Justice Charles Z. Smith Excellence in Diversity Award in the 2019 APEX Awards through the Washington State Bar Association.

    You can read more about Judge Whitener's work that led to this award here.

  • Tuesday, June 04, 2019 12:35 AM | *World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    Turan Kayaoglu, School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, received the Distinguished Community Engagement Award.  “Dr. Turan Kayaoglu has been working locally and internationally to improve knowledge about Islam and the Muslin community.  Locally he travels statewide speaking about Islam as part of Humanities Washington.” 

    Read more here.

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