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Upcoming events

    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • 3200 N Central Avenue, Suite 1125, Phoenix, AZ 85012
    • 14

    Amb (ret.) Doug Hartwick and 
    Mr. Glenn Hamer


     Amb (ret.) Doug Hartwick  Glenn Hamer

    Thursday September 27, 2018
    11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
    Arizona Chamber of Commerce
    3200 N Central Avenue, Suite 1125, Phoenix, AZ 85012

    You're invited to attend out next topical discussion event titled, Understanding International Trade in the Trump Era: Are trade wars and weaponizing tariffs good or bad for the American economy?  This lunchtime discussion will feature presentations by Ambassador (ret.) Doug Hartwick, part-time State Department Senior Inspector and Team Leader in the Office of the Inspector General, and Mr. Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    Talking points:

    • Why are Multilateral Trade Agreements and the WTO under Assault?
    • Understanding Agriculture, dispute settlement mechanisms and Intellectual Property
    • Trade, tariffs and National security
    •  Wither NAFTA 2.0?
    • Understanding China’s role in American’s Trade Picture
    • Where is Arizona in all of this?
    • 02 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC-07:00)
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    David Komendat

    Cocktail Reception: 6:00 p.m.
    Dinner: 6:45 p.m. - 7:20 p.m.
    Program begins: 7:30 p.m.

    Gainey Ranch Golf Club 
    7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    Early-Bird Registration: $55
    Early-Bird Registration (non-members): $70

    After September 28, 2018
    Standard Registration: $65
    Standard Registration (non-members): $80

    Thank you to PCFR Member Jeremy Rodrigues for introducing us to Mr. Komendat.

    Join us for a dinner discussion with David Komendat, vice president and chief security officer for The Boeing Company, who will be discussing his role in safeguarding the world’s largest aerospace company. Dave is responsible for the protection of Boeing’s people, property, and information around the globe. He also serves as president of the International Security Management Association and is on the board of directors at the International Security Foundation and Hostage US. He is a recent recipient of the FBI Director’s Award for Exceptional Public Service.

    Discussion Points:

    • Geopolitical risk and the impact of global events on U.S. corporations operating abroad
    • Boeing’s growing international business and the challenges associated with operating in non-permissive environments
    • Crisis Management: how Boeing safeguards its employees and critical assets in fast-pace, challenging scenarios
    • Emerging trends: securing Boeing’s global supply chain, the impact of industrial espionage and insider threats in the aerospace industry, and the confluence of cyber and physical security
    • Boeing’s role in the Arizona economy

    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Gainey Ranch Golf Club at 7600 E Gainey Club Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

    With  Nicholas V. Chen


    Cocktail Reception 6:00 pm
    Dinner 6:45-7:20 pm
    Program begins 7:30 pm

    Join us for dinner as we discuss the impact of China’s ongoing technological  and infrastructure investments with Mr. Nicholas V. Chen. 

    Nicholas V. Chen is a managing partner of the Pamir Law Group (www.pamirlaw.com), an international law/business consulting firm based in Asia with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei. He is a 45-year China veteran who is a practical, street-smart client resource who designs, builds and protects sustainable businesses in Greater China. He has represented many international companies in China and supported the creation of many combined international China businesses operating abroad.

    Born in NYC, Mr. Chen’s ancestral home is Jiangsu, Suzhou. He is a descendant of a scholar-literati family and is the fourth generation in his family to cross the Pacific for education/work. He earned his BA at Yale University (1979) and his JD from NYU School of Law (1982).

    Topics of Discussion: 

    1. Lessons Learned/Case Studies: How China’s Belt and Road Initiative (“BRI”) is Transforming Global Infrastructure and Connectivity to Empower Indigenous/International Entrepreneurs to Create Jobs, Transfer Technology and Generate Wealth and Change the Future of Economic Development
    2. “Inside the Firewall: Chinese Private Entrepreneurs are Driving Exponential Technological Disruption that Will Transform Future Global Ecosystems and Business Dynamics”

Past events

20 Sep 2018 September Reading Group
13 Sep 2018 U.S. - Mexico Geopolitical Forecast for 2018 - 2019
19 Jul 2018 July Reading Group
12 Jul 2018 The Future of the Two Koreas and Donald Trump
07 Jul 2018 Young Professionals World Cup Watch Party
26 Jun 2018 Mexico’s Presidential Election Cycle
19 Jun 2018 Young Professionals Foreign Relations Summer Series
17 May 2018 May Reading Group
15 May 2018 US-China Relations in the Age of Trump and Xi
01 May 2018 Maintaining the US Competitive Edge in the Resurgence of Great Power Competition
10 Apr 2018 Inman’s View of the World: A look at overarching threats, challenges, and opportunities facing the U.S. followed by a geographic tour of hot spots.
05 Apr 2018 Recent Trends in African Infrastructure Development
27 Mar 2018 How to Lose Press Freedom in a Democracy: The Experience of an Exiled Journalist
21 Mar 2018 Ethics in the Age of Cyber
15 Mar 2018 March Reading Group
20 Feb 2018 SOLD OUT- 13th Annual International State of the State
18 Jan 2018 January Reading Group
17 Jan 2018 TIME & LOCATION CHANGE - NAFTA and the Future of the World Trading System under President Trump
14 Dec 2017 SOLD OUT - Censorship, Privacy, Retaliation and 'Fake News': The State of Freedom of The Press in the U.S. and Mexico
16 Nov 2017 November Reading Group
01 Nov 2017 Russian Machinations, Political Gridlock and other Challenges to US Democratic Systems
25 Oct 2017 The Impact of Foreign and Cyber Threats on the 2016 and Future Elections: A Discussion with Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan
24 Oct 2017 Challenges for Factual Reporting in the Age of Social Media
11 Oct 2017 A Conversation on the U.S.-Canada trade partnership, Arizona’s relationship with Canada, and the future of NAFTA
28 Sep 2017 September Reading Group
26 Sep 2017 In Commemoration of Finland’s 100th Anniversary of Independence from Russia
12 Sep 2017 China: The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom
23 Aug 2017 South China Sea: An update on Diplomacy and Developments
20 Jul 2017 Law of War in the Age of ISIS
12 Jul 2017 Arizona International Business Opportunities in a Changing Global Paradigm
31 May 2017 Foreign Policy in a Time of Transition
04 May 2017 REGISTRATION CLOSED - 12th Annual International State of the State
27 Apr 2017 A Strategic Association for the XXI Century: Peru and the United States of America
21 Apr 2017 April Reading Group
05 Apr 2017 US-Mexico Relations Today: Arizona’s Positive Contribution
28 Mar 2017 Is the World Getting Better or Worse? Health, Human Rights, and Quality of Life Around the Globe
23 Feb 2017 U.S.-Russian Relations: From Rock Bottom to…What Next?
17 Feb 2017 February Reading Group
25 Jan 2017 Korea, What’s Next?
12 Jan 2017 President Obama’s Legal Legacy in War
13 Dec 2016 Quo Vadis? Latin America
30 Nov 2016 Mexico-U.S. Relations Today and Tomorrow: The Case of Arizona
17 Nov 2016 Fall Reading Group - The Unquiet Frontier: Rising Rivals, Vulnerable Allies, and the Crisis of American Power
09 Nov 2016 Freeport in Peru: Twenty Years and Going Strong
18 Oct 2016 SOLD OUT - National Security Challenges for the Incoming Administration
07 Oct 2016 The View From the State Department: Religion, Conflict and Diplomacy
29 Sep 2016 Russia’s War with Ukraine: What is at stake for the West?
19 Sep 2016 America as the World’s Policeman


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7729 E Greenway Rd, Suite 300, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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