How to Change the World

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 in Global Classroom, Leadership, Youth | Comments Off

By Emma Middleton, Global Classroom Intern Trying to change the world takes a lot of time and effort, and even then results are not...

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Board Nominations Sought

Posted on Oct 12, 2012 in Leadership | 0 comments

The World Affairs Council is looking for persons eager to strengthen ties with diverse communities and to promote its global programs. Those programs include its public events, the Global Classroom and young adult programs. The council seeks persons with the time, experience and energy to serve on council committees (finance, fundraising, program development, governance), and promote the council’s vision, communications and use of technology.

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Seeking Global Awareness for a Better Future

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 in Cultural Exchange, Global Classroom, Global Youth Leadership Institute, Leadership, Youth | 0 comments

We kicked off GYLI 2012 with a three-day intensive summer workshop, in which students learned how to think critically about global issues and began to plan for their Global Awareness Projects. Throughout the summer, the students participated in a wide range of activities, from workshops on religious tolerance and alternatives to violence, to tours at Theo Chocolate and the Gates Foundation Visitor Center. Not only are students learning about global issues, they are having cross-cultural experiences without even leaving the US!

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European Economic Crisis and Young People

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 in Foreign Policy, Leadership | 0 comments

People all across Europe are angry and frustrated. But they are speaking out. Over much of 2011, the European economic crisis and the images of young people protesting and demanding answers have been covered and disseminated. This crisis is not simply about bankers and world leaders coming up with agreements to drastically cut the budget while borrowing mountains of money to pay their nation’s bills. It is about creating change, and for people in their late teens to early thirties, this is their time. Yet they are told that their time must be put on hold, and no one is telling them how long they have to wait.

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Charlene Strong: It’s Time to Carry the Water

Posted on May 30, 2012 in Community Programs, Foreign Policy, Leadership | 2 comments

When Charlene Strong rushed to the emergency room in Dec. 2006 to check on her partner who had been trapped in a flooded basement, a social...

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Gay Rights as Human Rights

Posted on Feb 14, 2012 in Leadership, Politics | 0 comments

By Matt Landers, Communications InternWith Gov. Gregoire signing a bill on Monday allowing same-sex couples to marry, and with similar upcoming votes in Maryland and New Jersey, gay rights have been at the forefront of recent political discussions.

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