Could Africa feed itself by 2030?

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 in Community Programs | 4 comments

How does the world feed itself? This issue is one of the most powerful political and socio-economic questions today—so powerful that some...

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Red Eagle Soaring: Mitakuye Oyasin

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 in Community Programs, Youth | 1 comment

Our city’s namesake, Chief Seattle, is quoted as saying “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it....

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Libya, Human Rights, and the Responsibility to Protect

Posted on Feb 28, 2012 in Community Programs | 0 comments

During last Tuesday’s discussion on war crimes with Ambassador David Scheffer, an audience member asked a question about Right to Protect and its relevance in the Ambassador’s work. With an event this week on the Arab Spring in Libya, this question inspired a few of our own. What is the Right to Protect, and what does it mean for the situation in Libya?

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Footage of our 60th Anniversary Celebration with President Carter Now Available

Posted on Feb 11, 2012 in Community Programs, Foreign Policy, Global Health, Leadership, Politics, Security, Youth | 0 comments

On January 31, the World Affairs Council hosted our biggest event ever, featuring President Jimmy Carter speaking on “Waging Peace,...

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Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2012 Internships!

Posted on Feb 8, 2012 in Community Programs, Global Classroom, International Visitors Program | 0 comments

If you have a passion for international affairs, this internship is for you!The World Affairs Council is currently accepting applications for our Spring 2012 internship term. Applications are due no later than March 9, and may be emailed to Margaret Tyson, Operations and Membership Manager, at

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Last week: Democracy NOW! Next week: World Affairs Council, Seattle!

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 in Community Programs, Politics, Security | 0 comments

Next week we talk with journalist, scholar, and author Christian Parenti about the relationship between climate change (rising sea levels, intensifying droughts, increasing floods, melting glaciers, etc.) and conflict around the globe.Get a preview of our conversation via Amy Goodman at Democracy NOW! Watch the video by clicking here.

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