and the United States
Weathering the Challenges
Excellency Fatih Yildiz
Republic of Turkey in Chicago
December 5, 2013
116, Bradley University
5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Presentation
dangerous situation in Syria threatening
the stability of the region, Turkey has
found itself working to balance the
demands of its Islamic neighborhood with
its own needs to grow its economy and
strong relations in the broader global
continues to act as one of the strongest
allies of the United States, a position
that often challenges Turkey's balance.
taking his post as Consul General in
September 2010, Mr. Yildiz has offered a
candid approach to promoting Turkey's
interest abroad and preserving Turkey's
interests at home.
View the registration form
register online at
ArtsPartners of Central Illinois.
This event is co-sponsored
by the Turkish Cultural Foundation and
the World Affairs Councils of America.
November Membership Meeting
November 7, 2013 at 5:30 pm
ICC North Campus is the terrific new
location for the the
monthly meeting. Join us in Poplar Hall, Room 132 at 5:30
pm on the first Thursday of the month.
Everyone is welcome to join us and
learn more about your organization and how you can become
View the agenda
for the National World Affairs Councils
of America Conference
2013 in Washington, DC
You won't want to miss the terrific
line-up of speakers and embassy
receptions, focused around the theme,
Six Top Issues for 2014
YouTube video to learn more about it!
information and registration details at
World Affairs Councils of America.
Register your high school team for
this annual event and test your
knowledge of the world! This
year's competition will be held on
Saturday, November 16 at Bradley
University. Download the team
registration form here.
Contact Angela Weck at (309) 677-2454 or
firstname.lastname@example.org to register
The local competition is
generously supported by CEFCU and the
Peoria Journal Star. The All
Tournament Team will advance to the
Academic World Quest Competition
sponsored by the World Affairs Councils
of America in Washington, DC.
Register your school today, and let the
global knowledge challenge begin!
For more information or assistance, please contact Angela Weck,
Peoria Area World Affairs Council,
email@example.com or (309) 677-2454.
Celebrate Lebanon! on
November 12-14, 2010 explored both
Lebanon's place in the world and the
enormous contributions persons of Lebanese descent have made to our
country. During the
three-day event attendees had the
opportunity to hear from, and interact with, Lebanon's Ambassador
Antoine Chedid, US Ambassador Michele Sisson, Secretary of
Transportation Ray LaHood, Dr. James Zogby of the Arab American
Institute. The program included sections on the history of the
immigrant population in this area, the religions and the economy of
Lebanon, and the legacy of Lebanese immigrants, often referred to as the
It was also a celebration of
Americans of Lebanese descent through music and food.
The Lebanese community in
is an outstanding example of the many Lebanese communities through out
the country that have contributed so much to the prosperity and quality
of life of their neighbors.
Special thanks to the St. Sharbel Parish, the Itoo Society, and the
extraordinary efforts of the Lebanon Committee!
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