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Past Council Events | 2014

International Speaker Series (2014)

Hung Huang: Chinese Media and Culture Mogul

Hung Huang

Hung HuangHung Huang, CEO of China Interactive Media Group, will conclude the 2014 International Speakers Series. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2014)

Leymah Gbowee: Liberian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Leymah Gbowee

Leymah GboweeLeymah Gbowee, a Liberian peace activist, social worker and women’s rights advocate, and a 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, will speak on May 8 as part of the 2014 International Speakers Series. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2014)

Khalida Brohi: Pakistani activist and social entrepreneur

Khalida Brohi

Khalida BrohiKhalida Brohi, Pakistani activist, social entrepreneur, and founder of Sughar Empowerment Society, will speak on April 23 as part of the 2014 International Speakers Series. Read More ››

International Speaker Series (2014)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham to keynote the 2014 International Speakers Series

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Hillary Rodham ClintonSecretary Clinton served as the 67th U.S. Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, after nearly four decades in public service. Earlier, as First Lady and Senator from New York, she traveled to more than 80 countries as a champion of human rights, democracy, and opportunities for women and girls. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

"Journey to HOME": Colored Pencils Art and Culture Night— Literacy Project

  "Journey to HOME": Colored Pencils Art and Culture Night— Literacy Project Explore stories revealing the interconnectedness of place, identity, culture, and community and where and how we find "home." Featuring: Iraqi singer, guitarist and composer Ronny Salim; poet Emily Newberry; writer Bill Alton; preacher-poet Emmett Wheatfall; and writer-activist-erstwhile lawyer Ronault "Polo" Catalani. Read More ››

International Visitor Leadership Program

Year-End Holiday Member Party

Year-End Holiday Member PartyPlease join us for a year-end gathering as we celebrate and say "thanks" for your continued, generous involvement with the World Affairs Council throughout the year! Mingle with friends, colleagues and other globally-engaged community members, while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, gingerbread treats and a no-host bar. Read More ››

Teach the World

Women in the World: A Youth Forum for High School Delegations

Women in the World: A Youth Forum for High School DelegationsJoin us for this Youth Forum for High School Delegations, a day-long conference for educators and students on December 4th that will focus on the theme of the 2014 International Speakers Series: Women Changing the World. Think globally, teach locally – and join us for this exciting day of resource-building and curricular enrichment. Read More ››

Great Decisions

Great Decisions: Starting a Discussion Group...the A to Zs

Great Decisions: Starting a Discussion Group...the A to ZsWould you like to join or start a group to participate in the Great Decisions series? Join us for an informal session on what you need to know and just how simple it can be to become part of the longest-running, largest grassroots world affairs educational program of its kind. Read More ››

Young Professionals

Join the YPs for an evening of Berber Music, Culture & Art

Join the YPs for an evening of Music, Culture & ArtKat + Maouche extends a special invite to WAC YPs to join them for an informal event celebrating the rich Berber culture of North Africa. Melangez-Vous! Come mix with a Moroccan twist. Read More ››

Headline and Cultural Forums

The Wind in the Bamboo: Asia's Ancient Indigenous Peoples

Edith Mirante

The Wind in the Bamboo: Asia's Ancient Indigenous PeoplesA look at the plight of tribal Asians known as “Negrito.” Nearly exterminated by exploitation, disease and a cataclysmic volcano, these extraordinary people now survive as forest hunter gatherers in only a few places: mainland Malaysia, the Philippines and India’s remote Andaman Islands. Read More ››



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