The World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, founded in 2003, is a forum for citizen education and participation in international issues. The Council is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) and serves Dutchess, Ulster and Orange Counties in New York.
Bad Governance is Good Politics! Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Professor of Politics, New York University. Talk will provide a way to understand how the political world works and offer insights into limitations of foreign aid and the logic of political competition. Fri., Nov. 7, 7 pm. Choir Room/Fusco Recital Hall, Student Center, Marist College. Free and open to the public.
The Middle East Beyond the Arab Spring. Dr. Emad Shahin, internationally respected Egyptian political scientist charged with espionage by the Egyptian military government, professor at The American University in Cairo and visiting professor at Georgetown University. Talk will focus on the cycle of instability and repression in Egypt since the 2011 revolution and the struggle to find ways to peacefully express political dissent. Thurs., Nov. 13, 7:00 pm, Rockefeller Hall 300, Vassar College. Free and open to the public.