A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Dear Associates and Supporters of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg,
Yes, are are persevering despite the pandemic shutdown. Our board of directors has decreed we hold off any in-person gatherings until after the summer -- unless, of course, by some miracle, this virus disappears.
We do support cooperating with government and medical authorities who are trying to keep people safe and save lives. And we are finding other ways to continue our mission to keep people informed about global affairs and nurture the next generation of world leaders.
We are holding weekly Facebook Live programs at 5 p.m. on Sundays to speak to international experts, and we recently featured Syed Hossein Mousavian, former Iranian nuclear negotiator with the European Union who is now a scholar at Princeton. You can check out the Facebook video here.
And this month, we start our first virtual summer internship, welcoming two students from Elizabethtown College to help organize the program for our high school students, who join in June. We thank Dr. Shirley Warshaw, a member of our board of directors, for sharing her expertise and guidance; as well as recent West Chester graduate Sophia Long, who is serving as our Program Associate this summer to supervise our interns.
Please do check out our website at www.wacharrisburg.org, as well as our Twitter feeds for the latest developments. And join us on Facebook Live!
Joyce M. Davis
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
CORONAVIRUS GLOBAL PANDEMIC VIRTUAL FORUMS
5 p.m. Sundays
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Join us Sunday, May 24 for the next Facebook Live Session with:
Dr. R. Evan Ellis, Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute
Join the discussion moderated by
- What is the status of the coronavirus in Latin America and the Carribbean?
- Why is the impact of the virus in this region likely to be more severe?
- What political changes could the pandemic and a stronger presence of China cause in Latin America?
WACH President & PennLive Opinion Editor Joyce M. Davis
For information: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 717 712 4238
Announcing our Summer 2020 College Interns!
Erik Frennborn is a rising senior at Elizabethtown College. He studies political science and has a minor in international studies. He was born in Richmond, Virginia and his parents are originally from Sweden.
The rest of his family is Swedish as well, he is almost fluent in Swedish He visits Sweden with his family every summer. He has a twin sister and enjoys working out, watching and playing sports, traveling, and anything adventurous.
Ashlee Reick is a rising junior at Elizabethtown College. She is majoring in Political Science with a minor in Communications. Throughout her college career, she has been interested in political communication, especially as it relates to political campaigns. She plans on focusing on leadership as part of the pandemic, amongst other issues such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), and expanding her knowledge about international affairs.
POSITIVE THINKING: LET'S TRAVEL AGAIN IN 2021!
Join World Affairs Council of Harrisburg President Dr. Joyce M. Davis for an incredible adventure — Along Central Asia’s Silk Road! Explore the ancient cultures of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Complete information HERE:
There are virtual events happening throughout the country with our World Affairs Councils. Why don't you join one? Click HERE for information.
|THURSDAY on KNOW NOW:
Ambassador (ret.) Luis Moreno on Latin America Relations
Register now for WACA's KNOW NOW conference call Thursday, May 21, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET, featuring Ambassador (ret.) Luis Moreno, former U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica, on U.S.-Latin America relations. Ambassador Moreno will be in conversation with Armen Babajanian, Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of San Antonio.
U.S. interest in Latin America has grown significantly over the years and political, socio-economic, and cultural factors have influenced the conduct of American diplomacy in the region. What does the future hold for U.S.-Latin America relations and what impact will these relationships have on their respective economies and political structures? Join Ambassador Moreno and Armen Babajanian for an in depth look into Latin America, a region comprised of more than 30 countries with varying economies, leadership styles, and roles in the international arena.
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