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 2014 Council Events:
Sat., March 1, 9:30 am – Academic WorldQuest Regional Competition; High-school team competition on issues in international affairs, current events, the global economy, geography, world history, etc., Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, FDR Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY.
Tues., April 1 – 7 pm – Prof. Nan Li, Associate Professor in Strategic Research Dept. at U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI; “China’s Evolving Naval Strategy,” Room 300 Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College.
Fri., April 11 – 7 pm- Dr. Sinan Ciddi, Executive Director, Turkish Studies Institute, Washington, DC; “Political Opposition and Dissent in Turkey,” Lowell Thomas Room 019, Marist College.
Sat., April 12 – 9:30 am – Student World Affairs Conference, Rockefeller Hall, Vassar College. All-day conference for students and the general public featuring keynote address by Amb. Robert Gosende, U.S. Special Envoy to Somalia for Bill Clinton, and papers by students from local colleges. Registration begins at 9:30 am. Fees: students $20, general public $30; lunch is included. For more information and registration form, see Student World Affairs Conference.
Thurs., May 1, 7 pm – “The Arab Spring Revisited: Panel Discussion.“ M. Glen Johnson, Emeritus Prof. of Political Science, Vassar College; James Ketterer, Director, Institute of International Liberal Education, Bard College; Ruth Beitler, Prof. of Comparative Politics, U.S. Military Academy. Henry A. Wallace Visitor and Education Center, FDR Presidential Library, Hyde Park, NY.