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.
Spring 2013 Program Events
Tues., Apr. 2, 7:00 p.m., Bonnie Glaser, Center for Strategic &
International Studies, Washington, D.C. “The U.S. Pivot to Asia
and U.S.-China Relations.” 300 Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College.
Co-sponsored with Vassar Dept’s. of Asian Studies & Political
Science and The Gillespie Forum.
Mon., Apr. 29, 7:00 p.m. Diana Untermeyer, author and wife of
former U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, “Qatar: Sand, Sea, & Sky,”
discussion of life in that desert kingdom. James & Betty Hall Theater,
Dutchess Community College. Co-sponsored with World Affairs
Councils of America.
Thurs., May 30, 7:00 p.m. Karen Malpede, playwright, on her play
“Extreme Whether.” readings and talk with playwright.
Kondysar Room, 2023 Hancock Center, Marist College.
Wed., Jun. 12, 6:00 p.m. Members’-only dinner.
Geeta Desai, Organizational Development Consultant and
scholar on women’s issues, “Sacred Cows and High Tech Businesses:
Assessing the Effects of Globalization on Indian Women”
American Bounty Room, Culinary Institute of America.
Talk in Eco-Lab Theater.
Fall 2013 Program Events:
Mon., Sept. 23, 7:00 p.m., Prof. Shibley Telhami,
Univ. of Maryland, “The Peace Puzzle: America’s Quest for
Arab-Israeli Peace, 1989-2011.”
CSB Conference Room, SUNY New Paltz. Co-sponsored with
SUNY Center for International Programs, the Dept. of Political
Science & International Relations, SUN Y New Paltz, and the Gillespie Forum
Thurs., Oct. 17, 7:00 p.m., Michael Kugelman
Senior Program Associate for South Asia
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars,
“Land Grabs, Agricultural Investment, & the Scramble for Food Security”
location to be announced
National Events and Programs
For flagship programs and travel opportunities organized by WACA for the network, see World Affairs Councils of America Programs.