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December 2017 Newsletter





Wishing All of Our Sponsors, Associates, Students and Friends





 




A Most Memorable Holiday Season!
 

CALLING STUDENT WRITERS . . . NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES! 
Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! 

2018 INTERNATIONAL POETRY & STORYTELLING COMPETITION FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 
 



Each year, in honor of MLK Day, the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg sponsors an International Poetry & Storytelling Festival to highlight accomplished writers and encourage young talent.  The Council will announce the winners of the student writing competition as well as feature acclaimed poets and storytellers from our region and around the world.

Students are asked to write on a topic related to peace, social justice and appreciation for diversity.



Entries should be submitted to: wachreply@gmail.com.  













Email wacharrisburg@gmail.com for more information. 

Check out last year's photos and our special edition poetry journal on our website
HERE.


PURCHASE TICKETS HERE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL POETRY & STORYTELLING FESTIVAL! 

 
KNOW YOUR WORLD!
Join us Feb. 5 and every other Monday through May 14 for "Great Decisions" discussions on foreign affairs.

Topics for Great Decisions 2018  are as follows:    

  • The waning of Pax Americana?
  • Russia’s foreign policy
  • China and America: the new geopolitical equation
  • Media and foreign policy
  • Turkey: a partner in crisis
  • U.S. global engagement and the military
  • South Africa’s fragile democracy
  • Global health: progress and challenges
More information HERE.
Register HERE.

The 2017 Peace Edition of the Journal of International Thought is LIVE! Check it out HERE. The next edition of the Journal will be in March 2018. If you're interested in submitting an article or an advertisement, send email to wacharrisburg@gmail.com for information.
Ad rates: $100- full page; $75 - 3/4 page; $50 - half page; $25 - 1/4 page.  
 

CONGRATULATIONS SABRIA FOUNTAIN 
2017 WACA National Scholarship winner!


Sabria Fountain, an intern with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg and a senior at Elizabethtown College, received a scholarship to attend the 2017 National Conference of the World Affairs Councils of America in November in Washington, D.C. 
Sabria was selected to offer remarks on behalf of the college students attending the conference, and her comments were widely lauded for their eloquence and sincerity.
  

 
KNOW YOUR WORLD -- JOIN US TODAY!

FALL CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY!


RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE!

www.wacharrisburg.org


Thanks to All Speakers &
The Fredricksen Library for Hosting Screening of "Salam, Neighbor!"


Speakers included (from Left) Joyce Davis, Moderator; Alishine Hussein Osman,  Somali immigrant; Gloria Merrick, Executive Director of the Latino Hispanic American Center, and Sailey Sey, an immigrant to our region from Gambia. 
 


WELCOME  2017-18 Global Scholars ! 


High School Students from Cumberland Valley, Harrisburg Academy,  Carlisle High, Hershey High and Central Dauphin High have signed up to participate in the 2017-18 Global Scholars Certificate Program. The program allows youth to delve into international affairs and interact with globally minded students online and at WACH events.  

Teachers/Counselors working with the Council to recommend Global Scholars have honorary membership in the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg and can participate in many WACH events free of charge.

At the end of the school year, participating students and teachers are honored at the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg’s annual Torch of Global Enlightenment Awards.

It's not too late! Interested in signing up or recommending a student? Click here or email us at wacharrisburg@gmail.com.

 
COLLEGE/CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP DRIVE UNDERWAY!
Info Here:
Corporations can help their employees become globally and culturally competent through the programs of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. In addition to discounts on Council events, we can help secure for speakers for corporate events and organize Great Decisions discussions at your site. Contact us today for information on how your organization can benefit from membership in the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg!
 

WACH's New 2017 Fall Interns and Staff!
Joseph Hummer, Intern, Penn State Harrisburg


 
Cole Davis Goodman, Intern, Penn State Harrisburg 



Andrew Boynton, Programming Assistant, Graduate, Penn State University

TRAVEL WITH WACH! 

 

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is organizing incredible travel adventures for 2018. Council President Joyce Davis will lead two trips -- March 4-10, 2018 to Tanzania and Oct. 6-14, 2018 to France!

 

Explore Zanizbar and Dar es Salam on a fascinating adventure from  March 4-10, 2018 with Council President Joyce Davis, who will lead a special study tour  to Tanzania in collaboration with the Turkic American Alliance!

The trip will include high-level meetings with diplomats, business and government leaders, as well as invitations to dinners inside private homes.

Cost: $3000 plus airfare
Email: wacharrisburg@gmail.com for details. Or call the WACH office at 717 221 1627.

 

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE: SIGN UP NOW  by emailing wacharrisburg@gmail.com.


 

Council President Dr. Joyce M. Davis will lead a World Affairs Councils of America’s tour of the Languedoc region of France from Oct. 6-14, 2018.

Experience the South of France for nine days in the unspoiled provinces of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées dotted with traditional villages and Cathar fortresses. Visit Carcassonne and cruise the Canal du Midi, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Stay in the historic HOTEL MERCURE ALBI BASTIDES  and the stylish CHÂTEAU DE FLOURE.
Exclusive TOWN & COUNTRY LIFE FORUM  with local residents.

From $3795 per person plus airfare.
Info: http://www.wacharrisburg.org/travel-2/ or email wacharrisburg@gmail.com.
We encourage you to check out our Philadelphia Sister Council’s travel page HERE for more travel opportunities.




Travel to Cuba!

Join Temple University for an exploration of the culture, art and history of Cuba.  Information HERE



KNOW YOUR WORLD!
BECOME A WACH ASSOCIATE TODAY
JOIN HERE  
UPCOMING EVENTS




 

2018 International Poetry & Storytelling Festival!

6 p.m.  Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 - MLK DAY!
Temple University Harrisburg

International dinner included!
Purchase tickets HERE
Students attend free!


"Great Decisions"
Feb. 5-May 14, 2018 - Each Monday at 1 p.m.


Watch videos on the most important foreign affairs issues of our day, with discussions led by internationally acclaimed experts!

Fredricksen Library -- Camp Hill

Sign Up 
HERE!

 


KNOW YOUR WORLD! Become a WACH Member today!

Ambassador Level Members attend all local events FREE!

Being a WACH member provides free entrance into events, preferential seating, and more!

If you are not yet a WACH member, click here to join!

Corporate Membership Available to Globally Minded Companies!
Let us help you book speakers for your corporate meetings!

Get Information HERE.



WACH is EITC eligible! 

Contact us at wacharrisburg@gmail.com or call 717 221 1627 for information.

Your donation will support our Global Scholars programs for high school and college students, including the annual Academic WorldQuest competition and our summer internship program.

 


 

Book One of Our Speakers for 2018

THE  DIVIDE WITHIN ISLAM

2018 NATIONAL SPEAKER SERIES

BOOK ONE OF OUR SPEAKERS IN 2018!

 email: wacharrisburg@gmail.com for information

Info on WACH's Speakers available HERE 

 


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