Global Health was in the world news of the day when South Dakota World Affairs Council annual symposium took place on January 28 29, 2016 . For a summary of the four sessions with internationally recognized speakers and local experts click on News and Events at the bottom of the home page.
OPEN WORLD. Six young leaders from Ukraine were hosted by SDWAC October 2-10, 2015 for a professional program “NGO’s: Civil Society Development.” The visitors enjoyed home stays with Brookings families and participated in community cultural activities.
CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections , Monday, October 5 at Daktronics, Dakota Room, 201 Daktronics Drive, Brookings. Webcast – 6:00 PM with panel on Chinese investment in the U.S. At 7:00 PM, on-site speaker, Damien Ma, on future of Chinese economics and politics. Free. Open to public. Sponsored by National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
- Speakers use insight and expertise to educate audiences about countries, cultures, and critical global issues of the 21st century. Just as many audience members may have never traveled abroad, speakers may have never been to South Dakota. Education is two-fold to bring greater understanding. Not taking a stand, but presenting information is the hallmark of SDWAC programs.
- Audiences, primarily of middle, secondary and university students as well as community members and government and business leaders, engage in conversation about world affairs. Whether it comes from asking questions in a lecture setting or having one-on-one conversation with visiting heads of state, people on all sides come away enriched.
- Participants in SDWAC programs are changed by listening to speakers, traveling to another country as part of an exchange, being in a classroom to learn from a guest speaker or traveled teacher, or hosting international visitors. Resulting enrichment gives each one better knowledge with which to respond to challenges of the 21st century.