• "Off the Record" Conversation with Brazil Consul General Carlos De Abreu e Silva

    **PLEASE REGISTER AT http://atlantacir.org/event-3332468/Registration Please join us for an "Off the Record" conversation with Brazil Consul General Carlos De Abreu e Silva. Seating is limited to 20 attendees. REGISTRATION (closes at 10 am on Tuesday, May 14 or 20th registration, whichever comes first): 1. Members – $[masked]. Consular Corps (use code CG19) – $[masked]. Institutional Members (Georgia Tech and University of North Georgia use code 2019) – $[masked]. Non Members – $25.00 Contact [masked] to obtain more information.

  • Fake News in the World Today

    Capital City Club

    **PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE MONDAY, MAY 6 AT http://atlantacir.org/event-3336924/Registration ACIR will be hosting Joe Bankoff who will speak on the topic, "Fake News in the World Today." Joe Bankoff was appointed chair of The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs in spring 2012 following six years as president & CEO of The Woodruff Arts Center and 32 years as a senior partner at the Atlanta-based law firm of King & Spalding. Mr. Bankoff's expertise ranges across law and policy, economic development, government legislation, fiscal planning, and global issues. REGISTRATION 1. Members – $[masked]. Consular Corps (use registration code CG19) – $[masked]. Institutional Members (Georgia Tech and University of North Georgia use registration code 2019) – $[masked]. Student (Georgia Tech and University of North Georgia only) – $[masked]. Non Members – $45.00 Please contact [masked] to obtain more information.

  • Uzbekistan - United States Relations

    Capital City Club

    **PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE TUESDAY, APRIL 23 AT http://atlantacir.org/event-3355658/Registration ACIR will be hosting Javlon Vakhabov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan who will speak on the topic, "Uzbekistan - United States Relations." Uzbekistan sits in a volatile part of the world, astride the ancient Silk Route cities in Central Asia. It is a major producer and exporter of cotton and has become that region's largest electricity producer. Vakhabov joined Uzbekistan's leadership team at the Foreign Ministry in 2013 as one of four deputy ministers of foreign affairs. In July 2015, he was promoted to first deputy minister of foreign affairs, the title he held before his appointment as Ambassador to the U.S. on November 29, 2017. Come and engage in a dialogue with Ambassador Vakhabov on the future of political, economic, and security relations between our two countries. REGISTRATION 1. Members – $[masked]. Consular Corps (use registration code CG19) – $[masked]. Institutional Members (Georgia Tech and University of North Georgia use registration code 2019) – $[masked]. Student (Georgia Tech and University of North Georgia only) – $[masked]. Non Members – $45.00 Please contact [masked] to obtain more information.

  • Contemporary Issues in Kenya and the African Union

    Capital City Club

    **PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE MONDAY, APRIL 1 AT http://atlantacir.org/event-3023420/Registration ACIR is honored to host Ambassador Njeru Gathae of Kenya to Atlanta. Amb. Gathae will speak on the topic, "Contemporary Issues in Kenya and the African Union." Amb. Gathae's career spans across both the private and public sectors. In his earlier years, he held leadership roles in both banks and insurance companies before turning his attention to government service. Amb. Gathae served as Kenya's Finance Minister 2012 to 2013 and was appointed to be the Kenyan Ambassador to the United States in August 2014. Amb. Gathae holds an undergraduate degree in law from the University of Nairobi and did his graduate studies at the Kenya School of Law. REGISTRATION 1. Members – $[masked]. Institutional Members (GT and UNG use code 2019) – $35.00 Registration code required 3. Non Members – $45.00 Please contact [masked] to obtain more information.

  • An "Off the Record" Conversation with Belgium Consul General William De Baets

    **PLEASE REGISTER AT http://atlantacir.org/event-3298776/Registration Please join us for an "off the record" conversation with Belgium Consul General William De Baets. Seating is limited to 20 attendees. REGISTRATION (closes at 10 am on Wednesday, March 20 or 20th registration, whichever comes first): 1. Members – $[masked]. Consular Corps (use code CG19) – $[masked]. Institutional Members (Georgia Tech and University of North Georgia use code 2019) – $[masked]. Non Members – $25.00 Contact [masked] to obtain more information.

  • A 'Conversation' with a Former Soviet KGB Sleeper Agent

    Capital City Club

    **PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE MONDAY, MARCH 4 AT http://atlantacir.org/event-3230355/Registration ACIR is honored to host Former KGB Sleeper Agent Jack Barsky in Atlanta. Barsky will speak on the topic, "A 'Conversation' with a Former Soviet KGB Sleeper Agent." What role did American life play in the conversion of a Marxist-Leninist atheist, turning this spy against his former paymasters? What are his perspectives and insights about recent American presidents, the American system, its most cherished documents, and America’s deadliest threat in 2019? REGISTRATION 1. Members – $[masked]. Institutional Members (GT and UNG use code 2019) – $[masked]. Non Members – $45.00 Contact [masked] to obtain more information.

  • Estonia, Russia, and the United States

    Capital City Club

    **PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 AT http://atlantacir.org/event-3228978/Registration ACIR is honored to host The Estonian Ambassador Jonatan Vseviov in Atlanta. Vseviov will speak on the topic, "Estonia, Russia, and the United States." The bilateral relations between Estonia and the United States are characterized by practical co-operation in the areas of state defense, counter-terrorism, and crime prevention. Come listen to Ambassador Vseviov speak about current and future bilateral US-Estonia relations. REGISTRATION 1. Members – $[masked]. Consular Corps (use code CG19) – $[masked]. Institutional Members (GT and UNG use code 2019) – $[masked]. Non Members – $45.00 Contact [masked] to obtain more information.

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  • An "Off the Record" Conversation with UK Consul General Andrew Staunton

    **PLEASE REGISTER AT http://atlantacir.org/event-3255254/Registration Please join us for an "off the record" conversation with British Consul General Andrew Staunton. Seating is limited to 20 attendees. REGISTRATION (closes at 10 am on Monday, February 25 or 20th registration, whichever comes first): 1. Members – $[masked]. Consular Corps (use code CG19) – $[masked]. Institutional Members (Georgia Tech and University of North Georgia use code 2019) – $[masked]. Non Members – $25.00 Contact [masked] to obtain more information.

  • Mid-Winter Gala

    Capital City Club

    **PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 AT http://atlantacir.org/event-2790898/Registration The Mid-Winter Gala is a black tie optional* dinner and dance for both ACIR and International Club of Atlanta (ICA) members and non-member friends. It is an opportunity to spend an evening together with those members of the Atlanta community who share a strong desire to remain aware of international events shaping our world today and learning how we collectively can live with one another to accomplish our shared aspirations of peace and understanding for all humanity. Please join us for this very special event which will include a cocktail hour, a delicious meal, a 16-piece live orchestra, and dancing. Music to be provided by Lanier Jazz, www.lanierjazz.com. Dinner menu includes iced tea and coffee service, house-made breads, CCC crackers and butter. Also included is a mixed greens and romaine salad with dried cranberries, candied pecans, and a honey balsamic vinaigrette (gluten free). Entrees, selected during the event registration process, include one of the following four options: (1) slow braised beef short rib, cabernet glaze, cheddar mashed potatoes, asparagus and baby carrots (gluten free), (2) grilled filet of salmon, tomato-herb beurre blanc, roasted garlic smashed new potatoes, sauteed spinach (gluten free), (3) grilled breast of organic chicken a la diable, mustard-peppercorn-brandy demi-glaze, roasted garlic new potatoes, asparagus and baby carrots (gluten free), or (4) stuffed butternut squash, cranberries, kale, caramelized onion, cinnamon glaze (vegetarian/vegan/gluten free/dairy free). Dessert will consist of a gluten free almond sponge cake with brandied cherries, chocolate cake, and macerated berries. All attendees will receive a couple of complementary alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, and a cash bar will be available for those wanting even more. Registration closes at midnight on February 19, 2019 or after the 200th person registers, whichever comes first. * We define "black tie optional" as being where a tuxedo/dinner jacket (black tie) is requested, but guests have the option to wear a dark business suit if they choose. REGISTRATION ACIR Members – $100.00 ICA Members, Ga Tech, UNG – $100.00 Use code GALA2019 Non-members – $125.00 (Non-members can purchase a table of 8 for $800.00. Email [masked] to benefit from this promotion.) Please contact [masked] to obtain more information.

  • Six Years in a North Vietnam Prison Camp

    Capital City Club

    **PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AT http://atlantacir.org/event-3124946/Registration ACIR is honored to host Col (USAF. Ret.) John W. Clark, former RF-4 pilot and Vietnam War prisoner, who will speak on the topic, "Six Years in a North Vietnam Prison Camp." Col. Clark is a retired registered Professional Engineer in the State of Missouri and also retired in January of 2000 as the Water Engineer for Columbia where he and his wife Anne now enjoy retirement. About Colonel John W. Clark (Ret.) U.S. Air Force Colonel John Clark is a native and current resident of Columbia, Missouri. He Graduated from Hickman High School, the College of Engineering and Air Force ROTC at the University of Missouri. After pilot training, he flew C-131 aeromedical evacuation aircraft out of McGuire Air Force Base, N.J. and then rotated overseas to RAF Alconbury, England flying tactical reconnaissance missions over Europe in the RF-4C. During the Vietnam war Col. Clark was shot down while on a tactical reconnaissance flight over North Vietnam. He was captured, spent six years as a Prisoner of War (POW) in North Vietnam and was released on February 18, 1973. Upon repatriation Captain Clark joined his family in Columbia. After obtaining an MBA from the University of Missouri he went back to the cockpit as an instructor in the T-38. In 1977, he separated from active duty and joined the reserves and in 1979 the Missouri Air National Guard. While in the Air National Guard he was promoted to the rank of Colonel and has held the positions of Commander of the 131 Civil Engineering Squadron, State Director of Operations for Air, State Plans and Programs Officer and for two years prior to his retirement from the Air National Guard in January of 1992 he commanded the 231st Civil Engineering Flight, an elite United States Air Forces in Europe gained Command Staff Augmentation Unit. Colonel Clark's decorations and awards include among others the Silver Star, two Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Purple Hearts, the Meritorious Service Medal, six Air Medals, the Air Force Commendation Medal and two Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Crosses. REGISTRATION 1. Members – $[masked]. Institutional Members (GT and UNG use code 2019) – $35.00 Registration code required 3. Non Members – $45.00 Please contact [masked] to obtain more information.