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January 21, 2021 ~ 7:00 PM EST

Dr. Britta Glennon


“The Missing Pieces of the Immigration Debate”

BrittaGlennonPROGRAM ABSTRACT:  Skilled immigration restrictions may have secondary consequences that have been largely overlooked in the immigration debate: multinational firms faced with visa constraints have an offshoring option, namely, hiring the labor they need at their foreign affiliates. If multinationals use this option, then restrictive migration policies are unlikely to have the desired effects of increasing employment of natives, but rather have the effect of offshoring jobs. Combining visa data and comprehensive data on US multinational firm activity, Dr. Glennon finds that restrictions on H-1B immigration caused foreign affiliate employment increases at the intensive and extensive margins, particularly in Canada, India, and China.

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY:  Dr. Britta Glennon, Assistant Professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and a National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)  Faculty Research Fellow.  Her research is at the intersection of innovation, strategy, and international business, and broadly focuses on the changing structure of the high-skilled activities of multinational firms.  Her work has been featured in media outlets such as The Economist, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Bloomberg. Dr. Glennon holds a B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies (Chinese) from Cornell University, a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in Public Policy in Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr. Glennon studies innovation and technological change, with a special focus on the changing structure of the Research & Development (R&D) activities of multinational firms. Multinational firms account for the majority of innovation investment worldwide.

Connect with our Speaker   @BrittaGlennon




JANUARY 21, 2021 ~ 6:30 PM
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US World Affairs Councils are offering our Members Real-time Analysis through Free & Fee Webinars 

Continuing this Spring, Members can stay engaged & participate in various FREE & FEE Virtual Webinars offered by US World Affairs Councils. Both FREE & FEE Virtual Opportunities are listed below and updated weekly simply follow the links to register. ~ Stay Tuned & Happy New Year!

Featured Events

UK and US Shared Goals feat. Ambassador Pierce Jan 12 2020 at 12PM ET
Ambassador Karen Pierce will discuss the US-UK agenda for the next four years under Biden’s administration.
This is a timely discussion as it will take place a week before President-elect Biden is sworn into office. As world leaders expect a shift on US foreign policy, you will hear some first-hand insights on the topic from one of the most influential and experienced diplomats in the world.
Ambassador Pierce has an impressive resume; she is the first woman to serve as the British Ambassador to the US and has held several high-level posts with the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office. Karen has served as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UK Mission to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization in Geneva, and UK’s Ambassador to Afghanistan. Prior to arriving in DC in 2020, she served as the United Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York since March 2018.
This online program is complimentary and open to all.


International Day of Education Symposium

Education: A Human Right, a Public Good, and a Public Responsibility
January 25, 2021 at 10:00 AM ET / Free
The World Affairs Councils of America is partnering in this event with Global Minnesota.

 In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the globe, a majority of countries announced the temporary closure of schools, impacting more than 91% of students worldwide. As International Day of Education focuses global attention on this issue, what actions can we take to improve outcomes for all?

Even before the pandemic struck, 258 million children and youth did not attend school; 617 million children and adolescents could not read or do basic math; less than 40% of girls in sub-Saharan Africa completed lower secondary school; and some four million children and youth refugees were out of school.

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals challenge all nations to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by the year 2030. Join us as we mark International Day of Education 2021 with local and international experts who will discuss how inclusive, quality education will be critical in supporting our most vulnerable populations post-COVID, in achieving gender equality, in breaking the cycle of poverty, and in securing a peaceful and prosperous future for everyone.

Learners of all ages are invited to join and hear from the leaders who are shaping the future of education.


January 12, 2021 ~ 2:00 PM ET  WACA Embassy Row LIVE! Ambassador Motaz Mounir Zahran of Egypt | details to be released soon…


1873426B-74BA-4A60-80DA-44AA13880974Four Councils participated in WACA’s Wunderbar Together USA 2020 grant series, “Engage America: What 30 Years of a Reunited Germany Means for Transatlantic Relations and the World.”


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