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The United States, Russia, and
Bridging the East-West Divide
 

Ambassador Ian Kelly,
Ambassador in Residence


Thursday, October 16
Dinner served at 5:30 pm in Founders Room
Program begins at 7:00 pm in Global Communications Center 126
Bradley University


Current relations between the United States and Russia seem to resemble those of the Cold War era rather than those of the post-Soviet era.
  Ambassador Kelly will offer his deep insights into the history of relations between the U.S. and Russia and the major events that have shaped them today.  He'll also offer his views on how the gap in relations might be bridged.Ambassador Kelly is a Senior Foreign Service Officer.  He has extensive experience in European and Asian affairs, focusing on Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus.  He served U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) 2010-2013.  He is currently serving as Ambassador in Residence.

Tickets are $30 for members and students for dinner and program, $35 for general public. Reservations must be made by Friday, October 10.

Tickets for the program only at 7 pm are free.  Please RSVP for planning purposes at pawac@bradley.edu or (309) 677-2454.

Tickets may be purchased online at ArtsPartners.  For more information, call (309) 677-2454 or pawac@bradley.edu.



Not My Life
A Two Part Event on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery


Documentary Screening
Thursday, October 23
7:00 pm in Westlake Hall 130
Bradley University

Panel Discussion
with Brian Cress, International Justice Mission; Darci Jenkins, Heartland Alliance; Miguel Keberlein, Legal Action Fund; and Rachel Stouder, Salvation Army
Tuesday, October 28
7:00 pm in Marty Theatre
Bradley University Student Center

Both events are free and open to the public.  This program is sponsored by the Carlson Family Foundation and the World Affairs Councils of America.  It is co-sponsored by the Bradley University International Affairs Organization, Anti-Slavery Coalition, and the Tunnel of Oppression.



October Membership Meeting

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm
ICC North Campus is the terrific new location for the monthly meeting.  Join us in Poplar Hall, Room 129 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 more involved!  View the agenda here.






America and the World 
2015 National Conference
November 5-7, 2014
Washington, DC

Register Now! Early Bird Ends Friday, September 5
Held annually for over two decades, the Conference engages our national network's leaders and members drawn from the business, civic, and education communities with leading policy-makers and experts.

Full registration details for the conference and The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel is available at http://worldaffairscouncils.org.


Annual Membership Meeting

Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm
ICC North Campus is the terrific new location for the monthly meeting.  Join us in Poplar Hall, Room 129 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 more involved!  View the agenda here.


Annual Report
Report from Summer Planning Session
Budget Review
Election of Officers
Selection of Theme for Annual Conference


Schedule of Events for 2014:

Thursday, August 7 - Annual Membership Meeting, 5:30 pm at ICC North, 129 Poplar Hall: We shall elect officers, pass the budget, and discuss organizational needs and opportunities.  If you would like to be considered for the Board, please don't hesitate to send a reply.

Saturday, August 9 -
IGNITE! Peoria will be held at the Peoria Civic Center.  This event will combine WorldFest with a celebration of the creativity of the area.  PAWAC will have a booth called "Art of a Peaceful World."  Join us!

Thursday, August 21 -
"Why girls? Making the Case for Programs Targeting Girls' Education and Empowerment" with Anne Richey, who works with GirlsEmpo, Asociacion Empoderamiento in Guatemala.  IVY Club

Thursday, September 4 - Business Meeting, 5:30 pm at ICC North, 129 Poplar Hall

Thursday, September 18 -
US Energy Policy with James Clad

Thursday, October 2 - Business Meeting, 5:30 pm at ICC North, 129 Poplar Hall

Thursday, October 16 -
Russia Today with Ambassador Ian Kelley

Thursday, October 23 - Special Event with International Affairs Organization
 "Not My Life," a documentary about human trafficking.  Bradley University, Marty Theatre, Student Center

Tuesday, October 28 - Special Event with International Affairs Organization -
Human Trafficking Panel Discussion and how to combat it both globally and at home.  Bradley University, Marty Theatre, Student Center

Wednesday - Friday, November 5-7  National World Affairs Conference, Washington, DC

Thursday, November 6 - Business Meeting, 5:30 pm at ICC North, 129 Poplar Hall 

Thursday, November 13 -
Women in Islam with Ambassador Shirin Tahir Kheli, Bradley University

Saturday, November 15 -
International Scholastic Bowl in Bradley Hall

Thursday, December 4 - Business Meeting, 5:30 pm at ICC North, 129 Poplar Hall


Travel with the World Affairs Councils!

Find your destination with the Philadelphia World Affairs Council!  Each trip features first-class accommodations and outstanding sites.  In addition, each trip includes an expert who offers insight along the way.  For example, join Angela Weck in June for a terrific cruise along the waterways of Russia!  Find all the details at the WAC Philadelphia site.


 

Educators Workshop Opportunities
Stay tuned for information about the 2013 Turkish Cultural Foundation workshop at the luncheon at the International Scholastic Bowl on November 16!  If you have not yet registered your team for the competition, please send a note to Angela Weck at aweck@fsmail.bradley.edu or call (309) 677-2454.


 


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This page last updated June 5, 2014.

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