Food and Water Security worldwide is the theme for the annual symposium January 29-30, 2015. Noted keynote speaker Professor George Norton will share his experience working with communities worldwide on food security. From the Sisseton-Wahpeton reservation to communities in Honduras, Norton helps developing nations secure their food sources.
Consul General Aidan Cronin will talk about Ireland, the Irish economy & Ireland-US relations as well as Irish links to South Dakota at a noon luncheon in Brookings & evening presentation in Sioux Falls.
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.
- 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.