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US Policy in a Shifting Middle East with Dr. Joseph Yackley

3/21/2024 12:00 -1:00PM CST

Virtual Talk with Q&A

WorldChicago is proud to present this compelling and timely virtual talk with Dr. Joseph Yackley. Dr. Yackley is a career Foreign Service Officer who most recently served as an Iraq Analyst in the US Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research. His overseas assignments include coverage of Iranian affairs in Istanbul, consular affairs in Ankara, and human rights in Tunis. Dr. David Wellman, Associate Professor and the Director of The Grace School of Applied Diplomacy at DePaul University, will moderate the Q&A session. This a free event, but donations are accepted. RSVP is required and a Zoom link is provided with your reservation.

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WorldChicago Young Professionals Group Networking Event

2/22/2024 4:30 - 6:00PM CST

Impact House Library 200 W. Madison Street

WorldChicago is excited to announce the restart and reboot of our Young Professionals Group (YPG) in 2024!

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