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    Ebola, Zika and More: Global Diseases and Local Effects

    Dr. Monica Parker, Director of the Bloodborne Viruses Laboratory and Faculty at Wadsworth Center School of Laboratory Sciences of the NYS Dept. of Health, will discuss the current state of global public health, how current concerns like Ebola, Zika, HIV/AIDS and others are being managed by state and federal governments, and what we can do as concerned citizens.  Weds.,  Nov. 30, 7 pm.  Rockefeller Hall 300, Vassar College.

  • FILE -- A man wears a T-shirt with the American flag as he passes a tourist in a Che Guevara T-shirt in Havana, Dec. 22, 2014. As diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba thaw, an unexpected outburst of American flag waving here has followed. (The New York Times)

    Great Decisions: Cuba and the U.S.

    American and Cuban leaders today are trying to bring a relationship once defined by antithetical ideologies into the 21st century.  Patricia Ferrer-Medina, Assist. Prof. of Spanish Literature and Language, Marist College, will facilitate a discussion of that new relationship on  Mon., Nov. 14, 7 pm, Boardman Road Branch, Poughkeepsie Public Library.

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Join Us! Meet and exchange ideas and questions with people in the region who share an interest in international issues.

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.

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Upcoming Council Events

  • Ebola, Zika and More: Global Diseases and Local Effects Weds.,  Nov. 30, 7 pm.  Dr. Monica Parker, Director of the Bloodborne Viruses Laboratory and Faculty at Wadsworth Center School of Laboratory Sciences of the NYS Depart. of Health, will discuss the current state of global public health, how current concerns like Ebola, Zika, HIV/AIDS and others are being managed by state and federal governments, and ...
  • “The 21st Century Worldwide Refugee Crisis: What Role Can Institutions of Higher Learning Play?” Weds., Dec. 7 , 6 pm.  Members Only Dinner with Maria Höhn, Marion Musser Lloyd Prof. of History and International Studies, and Chair, History Depart., Vassar College.   Founder and faculty mentor of Vassar College Refugee Solidarity.  American Bounty Restaurant, Culinary Institute of America.