Events

Irish Consul General on “Dakota Midday” Monday, Dec. 1

Irish Consul General Aidan Cronin will be interviewed Monday, Dec. 1 by host Karl Gehrke on South Dakota Public Radio’s “Dakota Midday.” Listen to what Consul General Cronin has to say about South Dakota’s connection to Ireland. See and hear the Consul General at Noon Wednesday, Dec. 3 at Daktronics in Brookings and that evening…

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Bishan: Preserving Rural Tradition in China’s Emptying Countryside

The number is staggering: nearly 100 Chinese villages — and their distinct cultural heritage, clan identities, and folk traditions — disappear daily. But, a back-to-the-land movement has begun in a village called Bishan in Anhui Province to revitalize the rural way of life. Some consider the success or failure of this movement as a bellwether…

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Weekly World New Update

Check back weekly right here for links to significant world news on our Blogroll. News stories are compiled by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh and distributed through the World Affairs Councils of America.

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China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections

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.

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25th Anniversary – Fall of Berlin Wall

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.

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First Executive Director honored with Butler Human Rights Award

The City of Brookings will honor Harriet Swedlund as the recipient of the 15th annual Dorothy and Eugene T. Butler Human Rights Award on Thursday, September 25, 2014. Swedlund is being recognized for her work in bridging cultural differences and awareness through personnel interactions.

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“Not My Life” screening set for Sept. 11 in Rapid City

“We thought the 9/11 date was appropriate to look at the fractured lives of innocent children through worldwide exploitation,” said Mike Richardson, Executive Director of DTIVP. “When national sponsors sought new places that would have an impact, the South Dakota World Affairs Council asked us to bring the program to people in the Black Hills.”

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Collegiate Student Scholarship to 2014 National WACA Conference

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 sdworldaffairs@gmail.com.

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