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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
- The U.S. & Russia Today: New Cold War, Hot War, or Reconciliation? Wed. Sept. 9, 7 p.m. Thomas M. Nichols, Professor of National Security Affairs, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I. Henry Wallace Center, FDR Library, Hyde Park.
- Great Decisions: Sectarianism in the Middle East Mon. Sept. 21, 7 p.m. Discussion Facilitator: James Ketterer, Director of International Academic Initiatives and Senior Fellow, Institute of International Liberal Education, Bard College. Great Decisions discussions are a collaboration with Poughkeepsie Public Library District and are held at the Boardman Road Branch Library.
- Electing Violence: Explaining Post-Election Violence in Africa Thurs. Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Faith Okpotor, Jennings Randolph Peace Scholar, U.S. Institute of Peace. Hancock Hall, Rm. 2023, Marist College.
- Great Decisions: India Changes Course Mon. Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Discussion Facilitator: M. Glen Johnson, India expert and Emeritus Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Vassar College. Great Decisions discussions are a collaboration with Poughkeepsie Public Library District and are held at the Boardman Road Branch Library.
- The Life of a Cuban Exile Mon. Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Carlos Eire, T. Lawrence Riggs Professor of History & Religious Studies, Yale University and prize-winning author of Waiting for Snow in Havana and Learning to Die in Miami. t.b.d., SUNY New Paltz.