Mark your calendar with and bring your neighbors to upcoming SDWAC events! Understanding world issues and U.S. foreign policy has never been more important! Join us in seeking innovative approaches and conversation about global challenges.
CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections takes place across the United States to provide Americans with the opportunity to discuss issues regarding relations with China. Issues described by leading experts through an international webcast are followed by more intimate discussion with an on-site specialist. The eighth such event begins at 6 PM October 16 at Daktronics, Inc. in Brookings.
Professor Jason Owens will deliver a public talk Oct. 21 at 7 PM in Bailey Rotunda F titled “The Wall is down; You will have to leave.” Dr. Owens describes the little-known untimely circumstances for 428 Black Namibian children whose sojourn (1979-1990) in East Germany was cut short when the Wall fell during their native land’s first one-person-one-vote election.
- 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.