PAWAC Programs:


Upcoming Events:

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August Program
Can the World Prevent Genocide?

with Keith Porter, President and CEO
The Stanley Foundation

Thursday, August 20, 2015
IVY Club
5102 N. Galena Road, Peoria Heights
Dinner served at 5:30 pm.
Program will begin at 7:00 pm.

Even in today's globalized world, barbaric acts of genocide and mass atrocities still occur. Why and what can be done to end this scourge? This presentation will cover a brief history of mass political violence as well as the international community's ongoing effort to halt current genocides and prevent new ones long before they occur.

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(Note: $4.00 processing fee for the AP service.)
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August Membership Meeting

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm
ICC North Campus is the terrific 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!  Your council will elect officers, discuss the programming calendar for 2015-2016, and adopt the organization's budget.

Share your talents with the World Affairs Council
There are many committees that would welcome your talents and time.

Marketing Committee - meets on the first Monday at 5:30 pm
     - Next meeting:  August 3 at Panera - Westlake

Membership Committee - meets on the first Tuesday at 1:00 pm
     - Next meeting:  August 4 at Panera - Westlake

Finance and Development Committee - meets on the second Monday at 5:30 pm
     - Next meeting:  August 10 at Biaggi's - Westlake

Programming Committee - meets on the
third Monday at 5:30 pm
     - Next meeting:  August 17 at Panera - Westlake

If you are interested in volunteering, just show up! For more information, please contact Executive Director Kristin McHugh at

September Program

Global Coffee Trade

with local coffee importers and roasters from
Thirty-Thirty Coffee

Wednesday, September 16
Garrett Center, Bradley University
Details to be announced - stay tuned!

Mark your calendars for the National World Affairs Conference!

November 11-13, 2015 at the Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel, Washington, DC
Check the World Affairs Councils of America website for details and registration information!

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.  Find all the details at the WAC Philadelphia site.


Educators Workshop Opportunities
Stay tuned for information about upcoming workshops or training sessions, or call (309) 677-2454 for more information.




Look for further information on future events
here when it becomes available!



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This page last updated May 29, 2015.

Peoria Area World Affairs Council - Institute for International Studies
Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Ave., Peoria, IL  61625