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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
- 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.
- Great Decisions: Human Trafficking Mon., Nov. 16, 7-8:30. Facilitator: Dr. Andrew Reiser, Associate Professor of History at SUNY Dutchess and President of the World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley. Great Decisions discussions are a collaboration with Poughkeepsie Public Library District and are held at the Boardman Road Branch Library.
- Women in International Political Cartooning Tues., Dec. 15, 6 p.m. Members-only Annual Dinner. Liza Donnelly, cartoonist and writer with New Yorker and Forbes.com and Cultural Envoy for the U.S. State Department, specializing in politics and women’s rights. American Bounty Rm., Culinary Institute of America and Eco-Lab Theater.