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.

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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Miss traveling to exotic lands? Join the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg and the World Affairs Council of Philadelph...
10/17/2020

Miss traveling to exotic lands?

Join the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia’s Travel Department the last Thursday of each month to explore the world’s most fascinating places.

At 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, we delve into the wonders of Egypt with Kylie Curtis of Criterion Travel! If we can't get there, we. can at least dream!

Join the World Affairs Council's Global Scholars Network at 5 p.m. Sunday to feature the "My Vote" project -- young peop...
10/17/2020
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg – Connecting PA's Capital Region to the World

Join the World Affairs Council's Global Scholars Network at 5 p.m. Sunday to feature the "My Vote" project -- young people focused on getting out the vote for Nov. 3.

Register Now to learn about MY VOTE and to hear from candidates who want to connect with young voters.

Register REQUIRED in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oSeO15PUTKOJ_pOp7gUW3g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is affiliated with the World Affairs Councils of America based in Washington, D.C. It is part of a national network of influential councils dedicated to educating and engaging the residents of our region in global issues. Our associates meet and interact with....

Shouldn't you support civil discourse and global understanding in our region?  Please take time to show your support by ...
09/26/2020
Click to Make a Donation – World Affairs Council of Harrisburg

Shouldn't you support civil discourse and global understanding in our region? Please take time to show your support by joining the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg and keeping our mission vibrant in the Capital Region. https://secure.processdonation.org/wacharrisburg/membership.aspx?MembershipRefID=6EG1A75H16C2B75

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is affiliated with the World Affairs Councils of America based in Washington, D.C.

09/24/2020
Explore the Legendary Silk Road

EXPLORE THE LEGENDARY SILK ROAD! Join the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg for a preview of what our world travelers will eperience on a trip to Central Asia, slated for spring 2021. Book your tickets now!

Check out the upcoming events of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg -- and join us!
09/21/2020
September 2020 Newsletter

Check out the upcoming events of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg -- and join us!

In 2017, Elizabeth Shackelford wrote a pointed resignation letter to her then boss, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She had watched as the State Department was gutted, and now she urged him to stem the bleeding by showing leadership and commitment to his diplomats and the country. If he couldn't d...

09/20/2020
PennLive.com

Learn about why people with underlying health conditions are ore at risk from COVID-19.

Underlying health conditions in an age of coronavirus is the topic of today's Facebook Live.
Get your respectful comments and questions ready for today's discussion.

09/13/2020
COVID-19 in Latin America

Today, we'll discuss COVID-19 in Latin America with representatives of Unbound, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating global poverty. Henry Flores and Andrew Kling are our guests.
Get your questions and comments ready!

09/06/2020
Are American Police Different?

We'll discuss whether American policing is different when we look around the globe. Chad Lassiter, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, is out guest today to examine how the world polices, and whether America's police should take a lesson from other countries.

Watch the first night of COVID Complexities: A Global Town Hall, a collaboration of World Affairs Councils and featuring...
09/03/2020

Watch the first night of COVID Complexities: A Global Town Hall, a collaboration of World Affairs Councils and featuring journalists from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Voice of America and Radio Free Asia. Fantastic keynote by Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania.
https://www.facebook.com/irckc/videos/1235738846771576/

Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate
08/11/2020
Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Joe Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

Harris, a 55-year-old first-term senator, is also one of the party's most prominent figures and quickly became a top contender for the No. 2 spot after her own White House campaign ended.

Save the Date!  6-7 p.m. Aug. 11 -- Virtual International Young Leaders Conference! Email: wacharrisburg@gmail.com to re...
08/04/2020

Save the Date! 6-7 p.m. Aug. 11 -- Virtual International Young Leaders Conference!

Email: [email protected] to register.

07/30/2020
It's Travel Thursdays! A new way to connect with the world -- despite COVID-19

Today, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg's Joyce Davis begins a new monthly Travel Live chat to explore the world. Shoshana Altrichter, Vice President of Travel for the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and Bill Clifford, President and CEO of the World Affairs Councils of America talk about preparing to return to the world!

Don't miss Travel Thursdays - LIVE on Facebook!
07/30/2020

Don't miss Travel Thursdays - LIVE on Facebook!

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234 Strawberry Sq
Harrisburg, PA
17101

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Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) was elected in Minnesota's (Minnesota is in America) 5th Congressional District with a voter approval of 78%. Without question, Ilhan Omar doesn't mince words. And she hasn't minced words in her criticism of just about everyone: "When we talk about waking people up from complicity, is to say that we can’t be only upset with Trump because he’s not a politician who sells us his policies in the most perfect way. His policies are bad. But many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was. And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile." Are Americans listening to the distorted Ilhan Omar memes (the latest one below) or are they listening to Ilhan Omar (D) herself? She has said nothing hateful about Jews. She has criticized American and Israeli foreign policy in no uncertain terms. Everyone knows that a Middle East peace is not going to be achieved without mutual respect and recognition of Palestinian and Israeli human rights. From what I hear, that is what I think Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) is saying: 'Are you going to consider human rights when you make foreign policy.' DEBUNKING FALSE STORIES, Meme Distorts Quran Verses By Saranac Hale Spencer, Posted on March 18, 2019 A viral meme has paired old misrepresentations of the Quran with a picture of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
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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