Engaging Local Students on Global Issues

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 in Community Programs, Global Classroom, Youth | Comments Off

By Charlotte Guard, Global Classroom Intern On January 22nd, the World Affairs Council hosted a global health event discussing the impact...

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Luncheon with the Turkish Ambassador to the United States, Namık Tan

Posted on Dec 18, 2012 in Community Programs | 0 comments

The World Affairs Council was pleased to host the Turkish Ambassador to the United States, Namık Tan. He spoke at luncheon discussion at the Rainier Club on US-Turkish relations and Turkey’s assessment of regional issues.

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2012 World Citizen & World Educator Awards

Posted on Nov 15, 2012 in Community Programs | 1 comment

Since 1988, the World Affairs Council has annually recognized outstanding leaders from Washington State who have contributed significantly to public understanding of international relations and have promoted community involvement in world affairs. The recipients are chosen by community nominations and from a field of civic leaders and educators. This year’s recipients are Governor Christine Gregoire and Hands for a Bridge.

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Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 in Community Programs | 1 comment

The World Affairs Council and Global Washington will be sponsoring a program dedicated to recognizing the courageous grandmothers that are fighting for our youth. Community Programs will be hosting Paola Gianturco, author of “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon.” Ms. Gianturco is a photographer as well as a writer and has written five books, documenting the lives of women in 55 countries. “Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon” discusses the international movement of grandmothers and their uprising role as activists.

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Climate Change

Posted on Oct 8, 2012 in Community Programs, International Visitors Program | 0 comments

Politicians, scientists, world leaders, and others constantly speak out about the perilous effects of climate change and other environmental problems. Despite the constant chatter, there has been a lack of substantive political action to remedy the situation.

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Mining Company Sues El Salvador for Permit

Posted on Jun 20, 2012 in Community Programs, Foreign Policy | 0 comments

For many of us the thought of a “gold rush” is something only heard about in reference to the 1800s or in history textbooks. However,...

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