Welcome

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.


Upcoming Council Events:

kattoufCharting a Path for US Policy toward Syria, ISIS and Across the Middle East, Wed., Apr. 8, 7 p.m.  Marist College, Hancock Rm. 2023.   Theodore Kattouf is President and CEO of AMIDEAST (America-MidEast Educational and Training Services, Inc.)   Ambassador Kattouf served in various positions in the State Department through the 80s and 90s in the U.S. and in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria.  He was Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and then Syria under Presidents Clinton and Bush respectively and became CEO of AMIDEAST in 2003.  Talk is free and open to the public.

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Teacher Appreciation Award:

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley and the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley’s Youth Education Committee announce an award for Excellence in Teaching Global Studies and World Affairs. This award is to recognize a Dutchess, Orange, Putnam or Ulster County high school teacher who excels in teaching Global Studies and World Affairs.

Fall Application Deadline:  04/15/2015
Award notification:  May

For more information about the award or to apply online through the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley website, go to Receive/Grants/Grant Programs/Education/Excellence in Teaching Global Studies and World Affairs Award. For additional information, contact Jennifer Killian, jkillian@cfhvny.org.