Tuesday, December 19, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM EST
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The Colony Palm Beach 
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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Celeste Simon 
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach 
The End of Globalization

Tuesday, December 19, 2023 

The Colony Palm Beach
(“WAC Members Only”)                 
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, Florida 33480

6:00 p.m. – Registration & Social
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation

Speaker Profile: Clyde Prestowitz will discuss the U.S. and the Global Economy. Speaker Profile:  Clyde Prestowitz is President of Economic Strategy Institute. For more than fifty years, Prestowitz has studied, lived, and worked in Asia, Europe, and Latin America as well as in the United States and has become noted as a leading strategist on globalization and competitiveness. His best -selling books include: Trading Places, Rogue Nation, Three Billion New Capitalists, The Betrayal of American Prosperity and Japan Restored. Prestowitz led the first U.S. trade mission to China in 1982 and  served as advisor to Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Clinton, and Obama. He has also worked closely with CEOs such as Chrysler’s Lee Iacocca, and Fred Smith of FedEx. Prestowitz has served on the Advisory Boards of Indonesia’s Center for International Studies and of Israel’s Ministry of Industry and Labor. As Counselor to the Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan administration, Mr. Prestowitz headed negotiations with Japan, South Korea, and China. Under the Clinton administration he served as Vice Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Trade and Investment in the AsiaPacific Region. 

Prior to these posts, Prestowitz had a successful corporate marketing career, working with Scott Paper Company Europe in Brussels, Egon Zehnder International in Tokyo, and the American Can Company.

Mr. Prestowitz holds a B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College; an M.A. in Asia Studies from the University of Hawaii and Tokyo’s Keio University, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School of Business. He speaks Japanese, Dutch, German, and French. Prestowitz’s newest book is The World Turned Upside Down: China, America and the Struggle for Global Leadership (Yale University Press) which published in January 2021. 

Members Free; Guest Fee $35 PAID at least 24 hours in advance 

 or $40 at the door (cash or check) 
Call 561-374-2858  

2023-2024 Membership Fees:

Diplomat - $5000

Statesman - $2500

Ambassador - $1200

Benefactor - $825

Patron - $575

Family - $350

Individual - $250

Young Professional - $180

Full-time Student - $10                

Payments may be made by check and submitted to:
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach
2806 Black Oak Way, Boynton Beach, Florida 33436

The World Affairs Council of Palm Beach, Inc. 
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization

The Council is non-partisan and the speakers' views do not necessarily reflect our own. We welcome the opportunity to be a platform where major global issues can be discussed in an atmosphere of mutual respect.