The South Dakota World Affairs Council and the World Affairs Councils of America are offering 25 scholarships for college undergraduate students to attend the 2014 National Conference November 5-7, 2014 at The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC.
SDWAC nominations must be sent by Friday, September 5, 2014 to email@example.com.
New leaders will help direct board of directors for SDWAC. The include, from left, Chandradhar Dwivedi, chair; Amanda Quam and Toby Uecker, board directors. They will set policy, programs and activities.
Filmed on five continents, “Not My Life” features more than 50 interviews with trafficking victims. From 10 year-old girls raped in USA truck stops; to street beggars and child soldiers in Africa; to domestic servants in Washington, D. C., “Not My Life” takes viewers into a world that is difficult to imagine, let alone accept.
Michael McNerney, a national cybersecurity expert, is optimistic that businesses and government agencies can do a better job protecting electronic data. As he sees it, the challenge is a matter of collective resolve more than technological expertise. View McNerney’s talk at http://bit.ly/1bx4Fgt
An interested and engaged audience listened to Dr. Ahrar Ahmad, political scientist and humanities scholar from Black Hills State University, lead discussion at Briggs Library on R.E. Peters’ book “The Children of Abraham: Judaism, Christianity, Islam.
- 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.
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