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Hot Topics Tea: Troubles in Turkey

THANKS TO OUR SPEAKERS!  HOT TOPICS TEA – TROUBLES IN TURKEY! Dr. Y. Alp Aslandoga, Executive Director-Alliance for Shared Values Dr. Chris Dolan, Lebanon Valley College  Dr. Juliette Tolay, Penn State Harrisburg April 30, 2016 4.30 – 6.00 pm Turkish Cultural Center 500 North Third Street, 7th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17101

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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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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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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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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THANKS TO OUR KEYNOTE POETS!

THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED! THIRD ANNUAL MLK DAY INTERNATIONAL POETRY & STORYTELLING FESTIVAL  Harrisburg Poet Laureate Rick Kearns  Acclaimed Sufi Poet Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore    Award-winning Poet, Professor and Performer Maria James-Thiaw MANY THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:

Religion and Terror in Nigeria

Rev. Dr. Musa Mambula knows well the terror of Boko Haram, the militant group committing mass murder in Nigeria in the name of God.  Rev. Mambula is the national spiritual adviser of Ekklesiyar Yan ‘Uwa a Nigeria – the largest national body of Church of the Brethren in the world. He will tell his story …

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