Third Annual Global Trivia Challenge

04/19/2020

The World Affairs Council is pleased and proud to present our Third Annual Global Trivia Challenge fundraiser to support the work of the Council. Teams of four will match wits on international affairs and current events, competing for prizes, enjoying refreshments, and having some fun. Moderated by Merriam-Webster Editor-at-Large Peter Sokolowski, the Challenge will feature five rounds of ten questions each: Current Events Leaders Say What? (Quotes by Heads of State & Others) Japan Natural Wonders of the World (Lightening Round) The Olympics $50 per person and $35 for young professionals (under 40) Prizes for the winning teams. Hors d'oeuvres included. Raffles. Cash bar. All proceeds support the ongoing program and international exchange activities of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts. Cost of tickets minus $20 per person is tax-deductible. The event will take place in the Dodge Room of the Richard B. Flynn Student Union at Springfield College. Free parking available adjacent to the venue. Special thanks to NAI Plotkin/1350 Main Street, LLC
Instant Issues Lunch: Dr. Vinnie Ferraro on America & The Middle East

03/03/2020

Dr.Vincent Ferraro, Professor of Politics, Emeritus at 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 the MassLive Building at 1350 Main Street, in downtown Springfield. The RSVP deadline is Friday, February 28. For more information and to register online with a credit card, please click the button below. A longtime member and friend of the Council and frequent speaker, Vinnie Ferraro taught at Mount Holyoke for 40 years before retiring in 2016. His studies specializes in International Relations and American Foreign Policy; focusing in the areas of global poverty, third world development, and global development. The Instant Issues series is generously sponsored by Glenmeadow, Greenfield Savings Bank, Wilbraham & Monson Academy & Sir Speedy. Special thanks to NAI Plotkin and 1350 Main Street, LLC.

Adventures in International Dining: Oriental Flavor in Amherst

02/25/2020

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 munuicipal lot across from restaurant Seating is limited. Please register quickly.

Michael Klare Returns to Instant Issues with New Book on the Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change

02/20/2020

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 Breaking Loose: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change".

Instant Issues Lunch on Hong Kong in January with Dr. Sara Newland

01/30/2020

Dr. Sara Newland, Assistant Professor of Government at Smith College , will speak at an Instant Issues brown bag lunchtime discussion series event about ongoing protests in Hong Kong.

Instant Issues brown bag lunchtime discussion series

11/04/2019

Dr. Kavita Khory, Ruth Lawson Professor of Politics and Carol Hoffmann Collins Director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at Mount Holyoke College, will speak at an Instant Issues brown bag lunchtime discussion series event on security challenges and ethnic conflicts in South Asia.

93rd Annual Meeting with Katherine Brown on the Press & Diplomacy in Afghanistan

10/02/2019

The World Affairs Council’s 93rd Annual Meeting and Dinner will take place on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Springfield Sheraton at Monarch Place at 6:00 PM. Dr. Katherine Brown, President & CEO of Global Ties US, will speak on her new book, Your Country, Our War: The Press and Diplomacy in Afghanistan.
World Affairs Council of Western MA Strategic Planning Community Forum

09/25/2019

The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts is holding a series of community forums to help us develop our five-year Strategic Plan. Please join us and help us shape our vision for the future of the organization. Light refreshments will be provided. Special thanks to NAI Plotkin
World Affairs Council of Western MA Strategic Planning Community Forum

09/24/2019

The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts is holding a series of community forums to help us develop our five-year Strategic Plan. Please join us and help us shape our vision for the future of the organization. Light refreshments will be provided. Special thanks to NAI Plotkin