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:

nimmi2Weds., Feb. 4, 2015, 7 pm.  “Understanding the Female Fighter: Women in ISIS,” Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan, Visiting Research Professor at the Colin Powell Center for Global and Civic Leadership at City College New YorkProgram co-sponsored by WAC-MHV, Poughkeepsie AAUW and Vassar College.  Rockefeller Hall 300, Vassar College.



For those council members who enjoyed his presentation, “Turkish Arts Through the Ages,” please see the following tribute in The Light Millennium to Prof. Talat Halman, who passed away on Dec. 5, 2014:

“A True Global Monument for the Culture of Peace — The World has lost a Titan:  Prof. Talat Sait Halman.”