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    Timbuktu: An Illustrated Talk

    Supported by a Fulbright grant, the photographer Alexandra Huddleston lived in Timbuktu, Mali, for ten months in order to photograph the city’s culture of Arabic language scholarship, a tradition of learning and teaching that has been passed down from teacher to student since the fifteenth century.

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    Great Decisions: Human Trafficking

    The U.S. and international community have adopted various treaties and laws to prevent trafficking, but to understand and combat the issue, they must find the root causes enabling traffickers to exploit millions of victims.  On November 16, Dr. Andrew Reiser, Associate Professor of History at SUNY Dutchess and President of the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley, will facilitate the final Fall discussion at the Boardman Road Branch Library of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District.

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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

  • Timbuktu: An Illustrated Talk by Alexandra Huddleston Mahamoudou Baba Hasseye - Imam of Sidi Yahia; see research notesTuesday, January 12, 2016, 7pm at Vassar College, Rockefeller Hall 200 Supported by a Fulbright grant, the photographer, Alexandra Huddleston, lived in Timbuktu, Mali, for ten months in order to photograph the city’s culture of Arabic language scholarship, a tradition of learning and teaching that has been passed down from teacher to student since the fifteenth ...
  • International Political Cartooning Donnelly_Cartoon_WeightsTues., Dec. 15, 6 p.m.  Members-only Annual Dinner.  Liza Donnelly, cartoonist and writer with New Yorker and Forbes.com and Cultural Envoy for the U.S. State Department, specializing in politics and women’s rights.  American Bounty Rm., Culinary Institute of America and Eco-Lab Theater. Please register for this event here. Thank you.
  • Great Decisions: Human Trafficking GD_HumanTrafficking_HandMon., Nov. 16, 7-8:30.  Facilitator:  Dr. Andrew Reiser, Associate Professor of History at SUNY Dutchess and President of the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley.  Great Decisions discussions are a collaboration with Poughkeepsie Public Library District and are held at the Boardman Road Branch Library.