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Help support the World Affairs Council High School All Tournament Team!
Each year, the Peoria Area World Affairs Council sends the All Tournament Team from the International Scholastic Bowl competition (this year on November 15) to compete in the Academic World Quest in Washington, DC in April.  You can help us raise money simply by dining at One World Cafe, 1245 West Main Street in Peoria!
Dine between 2 pm and 10 pm on Monday, November 3 and
present this form to your wait staff.  PAWAC will receive 10% of your tab!  Thank you for supporting our educational outreach!


Understanding Muslim Societies                                
The Role of Women in
Rebuilding the Middle East

Dinner at 5:30 pm in the Executive Suite in Bradley University Student Center
(seating is limited, register early!)
Program is free and open to the public at 7:00 pm in Marty Theatre
Bradley University Student Center

Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli, advisor to five American presidents, will help us understand what Islam is all about and what is playing out in various parts of the world in the name of Islam.  She will focus on the pivotal role women must play in rebuilding the societies of the war-torn parts of the Muslim world.

This program is co-sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation and the World Affairs Councils of America, Bradley University Institute of International Studies, and PAWAC.


November Membership Meeting

Thursday, November 4, 2014 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!  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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here when it becomes available!


 

 

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This page last updated June 5, 2014.

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