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The World Values Survey

The goal of the World Values Survey is to study the beliefs and basic values of the publics of countries throughout the world. The project has carried out five waves of surveys since 1981 and is currently completing its sixth. The survey explores people's orientations toward economic, social, political, religious and other aspects of life: it provides insight into the worldviews of representative national samples of the public of each country. So far the World Values Survey has been carried out in more than 100 countries containing more than 95 percent of the world's population. Data from the World Values Surveys is made freely available to the public, and has been used in publications by the United Nations, the World Bank, the Economist, and many other leading sources of information and policy analysis.

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Washington European Society

Founded in September 2007 and registered as a non-profit in October 2008, the objective of the Washington European Society is to foster debate, discussion and mutual ties among European (-minded) young professionals living and working in the DC metro area, so as to promote exchange of ideas and awareness of shared values. Participation is free and open to all, whether European by origin or European in spirit.

Some of our past speakers include the former Prime Ministers of France (Balladur) and Poland (Belka), the Vice President of the European Commission, Baroness Ashton, European Commissioner Huebner and Kuneva, Brookings President Talbott, former UNDP Administrator Kemal Dervis, Foreign Policy Editor Moises Naim, David Rothkopf, various European ambassadors, journalists such as Alan Beattie and Jurek Martin, both from the Financial Times, representatives of the IMF and World Bank, and private sector participants such as Angel Ubide from Tudor Investment.

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