World Affairs Council of Harrisburg

World Affairs Council of Harrisburg The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is part of a national network of organizations dedicated to informing Americans about international affairs.
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Go to www.wacharrisburg.org for information on how to join! The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is affiliated with the World Affairs Councils of America. Its headquarters will be at Temple University Harrisburg, at 4th and Walnut Streets, 234 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Go to www.wacharrisburg.org for information on how to join! The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is affiliated with the World Affairs Councils of America. Its headquarters will be at Temple University Harrisburg, at 4th and Walnut Streets, 234 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Mission: To inform, educate and engage the Harrisburg area community in world affairs and to advance the understanding of diverse peoples and cultures.

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The World Affairs Councils of America
01/11/2021

The World Affairs Councils of America

Nicholas Burns, Marcie Ries, and Marc Grossman of Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center just released a special report on the profound crisis faced by the U.S. Foreign Service. Join them TODAY at the #WACA2020 National Conference for "Report: A U.S. Diplomatic Service for the 21st Century" at 4:00 PM ET. They're joined by moderator Dr. Joyce Davis, President and CEO of World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. Visit wacaconference2020.org for more.

"The United States Foreign Service is confronting one of the most profound crises in its long and proud history. At a time of pandemic, recession, and mounting global challenges, our nation’s career diplomats find themselves without the support, funding, training, and leadership they need to represent the American people effectively overseas and in Washington, D.C. "

Read the full report: https://bit.ly/3fcSVIA

What's Next for the Nation?  A perspective from Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey.The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg will...
12/21/2020

What's Next for the Nation? A perspective from Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey.

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg will host a special webinar from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey to discuss how the nation and the world will change under the administration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Register HERE:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9-Uim3DtQ829uTPktO-Awg

12/10/2020
International Relations Council

Here is the recording of tonights UN75: The Journey Forward forum with Ambassador Thomas Pickering and a panel of experts on the United Nations!

Join us for UN75: The Journey Continues! Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and understanding its challenges going forward.

Presented by Members of the The World Affairs Councils of America
WorldDenver, International Relations Council – Kansas City, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg and the Tennessee World Affairs Council

Freedom Convention 2020 – Advocates of Silenced Turkey
12/07/2020
Freedom Convention 2020 – Advocates of Silenced Turkey

Freedom Convention 2020 – Advocates of Silenced Turkey

Turkey Freedom Forum is a unique convention for human rights activists, intellectuals and policy makers focused on human rights violations in Turkey organized by AST. Participants and experts will not only learn the ongoing violations and persecutions in Turkey but also be able to develop strategies...

November 2020 Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/wacharrisburg.org/september-2020-newsletter-2507462Coming up from the Worl...
11/28/2020

November 2020 Newsletter - https://mailchi.mp/wacharrisburg.org/september-2020-newsletter-2507462

Coming up from the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg: Ambassador Thomas Pickering keynotes UN-75 webainar; State Department official Amy Tachco talks about the Middle East President Joe Biden will inherit; and WACH organizes Conversations for Our Future after the 2020 elections.

11/14/2020
Youth Forum on the 2020 Elections

What's next in the presidential election? Will President Trump EVER concede? Jeffrey Lord explains why that's a tough question. Dr. Shirley Warshaw puts it all in historic perspective. Rogette Harris explains what happend with the Democrats. And Cole Goodman talks about talking to Trump supporters with a Biden sign in his hand.
And GSN youth have their say!

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ONE WEEK UNTIL - No-No Boy Multimedia Concert Tuesday, September 25 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm Join this nationally-recognized duo as they kick off our What You Missed in History series! No-No Boy is a multimedia concert performed by Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama. Taking inspiration from interviews with World War II Japanese American concentration camp survivors, his own family history living through the Vietnam War, and many other stories of Asian American experience, Saporiti has transformed his doctoral research at Brown University into folk songs in an effort to bring these stories to a broader audience. Alongside singer Erin Aoyama, a fellow Ph.D. student at Brown whose family was incarcerated at one of the 10 Japanese American concentration camps, No-No Boy aims to shine a light on experiences that have remained largely obscured within the American historical narrative. No registration required. Not recommended for people under 13 years old. Promotional trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z4J9avL400&t=79s https://www.nonoboyproject.com/ https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2018/06/17/620504965/these-tiny-desk-contestants-set-stories-of-the-asian-american-experience-to-musi
WIND IN MY HAIR Join the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg for a Special FREE Forum with Exiled Iranian Author Masih Alinejad: Date: July 19th
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