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The World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, an all-volunteer organization, was founded in 2003 as a forum for citizen education and participation in international issues. Membership and/or donations directly support the educational programs and activities that bring nonpartisan, lively information about critical issues facing our nation and the world to our community. The Council is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) and serves Dutchess, Ulster and Orange Counties in New York.
Upcoming Council Events
- Great Decisions: “The Kurds” Monday, June 6th, 2016, 7 pm at the Boardman Road Branch of the Poughkeepsie Public Library Great Decisions Program Discussion, “The Kurds” with Martin Charwat, Past President of the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, as facilitator.
- Member-Only Dinner and “The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: New Kid on the Block” Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 6 pm at the American Bounty Room of the Culinary Institute of America Join us for our Member-Only Dinner and a presentation by World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley Board member and Professor of Economics at Dutchess Community College talk about “The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank: New Kid on the Block”.
- Great Decisions: “International Migration” Monday May 9th, 2016, 7 pm at the Boardman Road Branch of the Poughkeepsie Public Library Great Decisions Program Discussion, “International Migration” with Juris Pupcenoks, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Marist College, and World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley Board member, as facilitator. As a record number of migrants, fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, and ...
- China’s Naval Build-up Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016, 7pm in Room 2023 Hancock Hall, Marist College Hear Professor Lyle Goldstein, China Maritime Studies Institute, U.S. Naval War College talk about “China’s Naval Build-up”.