Year: 2015

Great Hot Topics Luncheon – Russia, Tunisia, Yemen and Iran!

THANKS TO SPEAKERS FOR GREAT HOT TOPICS LUNCHEON! Karl Qualls, Ph.D., Professor of History, Dickinson College Ambassador John Craig, Former U.S. Ambassador to Oman Dr. Zied Mhirsi, founder, Tunisia Live Rev. Urbane Peachey, Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness Paul Smith, Retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer, MODERATOR SPECIAL THANKS TO TURKISH CULTURAL CENTER FOR SPONSORING THE EVENT!

CONGRATULATIONS 2015 TORCH AWARD HONOREES!

THANKS TO PENN STATE HERSHEY DEAN’S DIVERSITY COUNCIL SPONSORS OF  2015 TORCH AND GLOBAL SCHOLARS AWARDS! CONGRATULATIONS TO 2015 TORCH AWARD WINNER: BEHZAD ZANDIEH A leader of the local Bah’ai faith community, Behzad Zandieh was nominated for his tireless work in interfaith activities, including the annual interfaith musical celebration, the annual walk against racism on City …

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May 2, 2015: INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE: K-12 – WHAT’S WORKED, WHERE?

THANKS TO ALL SPEAKERS AND MODERATORS FOR A GREAT CONFERENCE!  INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE: K-12 – WHAT’S WORKED, WHERE? HARRISBURG UNIVERSITY Saturday, MAY 2, 2015 DEPUTY PENNSYLVANIA SECRETARY OF EDUCATION DAVID VOLKMAN What’s Worked in Pennsylvania? FORMER LOUISIANA STATE SEN. ANN D. DUPLESSIS What’s Worked in New Orleans? (VIDEOCONFERENCE FROM NEW ORLEANS!) DR. MEHDI NOORBAKSH What’s Worked …

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Thanks to Sponsors and Speakers: 2015 International Women’s Conference

THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED TO MAKE THE  Third Annual International Women’s Conference A SUCCESS! Keynote Speakers included:  Dr. Nuray Yurt — Top Issues 2015 – A Global Overview Dr. Shirley Warshaw — Women, Power and the Presidency  Dr. Karen Scolforo – Top Issues for Women on Campus Panelists and Moderators: Dr. Joyce M. Davis, President, …

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Thanks to Turkish Cultural Center for Great Discussion – Freedom vs ISIS

   FREEDOM VS ISIS Thanks to speakers Ambassador John Craig, Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh and Council President Joyce M. Davis for great discussion on Freedom vs ISIS. Special thanks to Turkish Cultural Center for tea and bakhlava!  Wonderful setting.  Expect more Sunday afternoon “Hot Topic” Turkish Tea and Discussion forums at Turkish Cultural Center.  Interested in …

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Immigration Debate

According to the recent article in The Economist, successive governments have stood by as America became home to more than 11m unauthorised residents. If they were all in a single state it would be America’s eighth-largest by population, just behind Ohio. Many of those foreigners arrived years ago, working hard and bringing up American children. But their …

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2015 INTERNATIONAL POETRY & STORYTELLING COMPETITION

THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2015 INTERNATIONAL POETRY & STORYTELLING FESTIVAL AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HARRISBURG! Keynote Poets included Maria James-Thiaw, Harrisburg Poet Laureate Rick Kearns and Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore. Thanks to the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for Sponsoring the Event!

THANK YOU, WELLS FARGO!

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg thanks Wells Fargo for renewing its commitment to our “Global Competency for the 21st Century” educational programs to help youth in Central Pennsylvania better understand international affairs.  We are answering the call of the U.S. Department of State to help educate the next generation of American global leaders.  Shouldn’t …

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