March, 24th 2022
Protocols for return to in-person events
May, 28th 2020
Journalist Lisa Napoli will speak at an Instant Issues Online event Thursday, May 28 from 1:00-1:30 PM on her new book Up All Night: Ted Turner, CNN, and the Birth of 24-Hour News. This event is free. In over three decades as a journalist, Lisa Napoli covered…
May, 11th 2020
We will be presenting our first Instant Issues Online event this Monday, May 11, 2020 from 12:30 to 1:00 PM. Our speaker will be financial advisor Charlie Epstein on The Coronavirus Playbook - Where Do We Go From Here . This is event is free, but you must register online…
March, 3rd 2020
Dr. Vincent Ferraro, Professor of Politics, Emeritus of Mount Holyoke College, will speak at an Instant Issues brown bag lunchtime discussion series event on America and the Middle East: Will the Wars Ever End? on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in the 3rd Floor Community Room of…
February, 25th 2020
Enjoy sampling Chinese cuisine with members and friends of the World Affairs Council. Socializing at 6:00 pm Cash bar. Dinner at 6:00 pm Menu coming soon. Parking in municipal lot across from restaurant Seating is limited. Please register quickly.
February, 20th 2020
Dr. Michael T. Klare, Five College professor emeritus of peace and world security studies, and director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies, will speak at an Instant Issues brown bag lunchtime discussion series event on on his new book, All Hell…
January, 20th 2020
Dr. Sara Newland, Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College , will speak at an Instant Issues brown bag lunchtime discussion series event on ongoing protests in Hong Kong on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at noon in the 3rd Floor Community Room of the MassLive Building…
November, 10th 2019
Sue C. Root, longtime Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts, passed away on November 5th after a battle with Alzheimer's Disease.
May, 15th 2019
The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts is pleased to announce that Dr. Katherine Brown, President and CEO of Global Ties US , will speak on her new book, Your Country, Our War: The Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan (Oxford University Press, 2019), at our 93rd…
March, 1st 2019
Ambassador Mark G. Hambley , trustee of the Next Century Foundation , will speak at an Instant Issues brown bag lunchtime discussion series event on Monday, March 25, 2019 in the 3rd Floor Community Room of the MassLive Building at 1350 Main Street, in downtown Springfield…
December, 10th 2018
The World Affairs Council will present State Senator Eric Lesser in conversation with Dr. Joshua Weiss , program director for Bay Path’s Master of Science in Leadership and Negotiation, at an Instant Issues After Hours event on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.
December, 10th 2018
Alejandro Velasco is a historian of modern Latin America whose research and teaching interests are in the areas of social movements, urban culture and democratization.