Year: 2015

Thanks to All for Incredible 2018 International Poetry and Storytelling Festival!

THANKS TO SPONSORS, STUDENTS AND GUEST  ARTISTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL: 2018 International Poetry & Storytelling Festival! POETS, PLAYWRIGHTS, RAPPERS & MORE Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15, 2018 TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HARRISBURG     Featured artists included: Harrisburg Poet Laureate Rick Kearns  Poet, Professor and Performer Maria James-Thiaw        Harrisburg Poet Tameca Brown  …

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TEACHING PEACE WORKSHOPS — FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS

TEACHING PEACE WORKSHOP! TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TEACHERS CAN EARN ACT 48 CREDITS   The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is collaborating with the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C.,  the Milton Hershey School  and PSECU to sponsor   Free TEACHING PEACE Workshops! 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Nov. 7 The Milton Hershey School – Founder’s Hall LUNCH INCLUDED! …

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HOT TOPICS TEA! Immigration, Refugees and America’s Conscience

THANKS TO THE TURKISH CULTURAL CENTER FOR HOSTING Another –  “Hot Topics Turkish Tea”  Immigration, Refugees and America’s Conscience Co-Sponsored by  the Latino Hispanic American Community Center (LHACC) in Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month  Venue: Turkish Cultural Center, 500 N. Third St.,  7th floor Time/Date: 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, 2016 Speakers included: Dr. Eugenia …

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Academic WorldQuest 2015-16 – Topics Announced!

Start preparing for the Annual Academic WorldQuest Competition early – increase your chances for winning! Academic WorldQuest™ is a flagship youth education program of the national network of World Affairs Councils. It is a team competition testing high school students’ knowledge of international affairs. The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg participates in the national Academic …

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“Teaching Peace” Program Underway!

The “Teaching Peace” project with the United States Institute of Peace is underway in Harrisburg, and we’re creating Peace Clubs in schools throughout the region.  If your school wants to participate, contact us!  Wacharrisburg@gmail.com. More events on the way, including a Teaching Peace Teacher’s workshop.

THANKS, ETOWN! SUCCESSFUL 4th ANNUAL PEACE SYMPOSIUM

Peace in Our Time? Sponsored by Etown’s Center for Global Understanding and Peace Much Appreciation to LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER SEYED HOSSEIN MOUSAVIAN FORMER SPOKESMAN FOR IRAN IN NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS WITH EUROPEAN UNION Also thanks to:  Aydogan Vatandas, journalist with Zaman Turkish Daily  David Kenley, Elizabethtown College Craig Nation, Dickinson College Dr. Festus Odobu, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, PUC …

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Thanks to Harrisburg University and Sponsors of 2015 International Young Leaders Conference

CONGRATULATIONS TO 2015 WACH INTERNS AND THANKS TO SPEAKERS, SPONSORS AND STUDENTS WHO MADE THE  CONFERENCE A SUCCESS! APPRECIATION TO: DR. RACHEL LEVINE Physician General, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dr. Benjamin Fredrick Global Health Center, Penn State Hershey Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh Harrisburg University Dr. Oralia Garcia Dominic  Highmark Dr. Kirsten Bookmiller Millersville University Dr. Jon Judson …

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CONGRATULATIONS, 2015 GLOBAL SCHOLARS!

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg congratulates the 2015 Global Scholar Certificate Honorees. Students who completed the program received their awards on Friday, May 15 at Penn State Hershey Fitness and Conference Center. Global Scholar Certificate Awardees included: Harrisburg Academy Amelia Nazar Amber Hilbish Jackie Tsimmerman Jenny Oh Max Cherepinsky Nisha Momin Sara Safiuilah Sarah …

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