Greetings for an auspicious 2022, everyone!

"As Helen Keller so aptly observed, "The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." A quick look at CSWAC shows there's much good to build upon as its new Executive Director. Specifically, my goals for 2022 include the continuation of drawing from the rich experiences of our members to bring in cutting edge speakers on the world's most pressing topics, to elevate CSWAC's profile to become the first thought when international commerce and affairs are mentioned, to purposefully focus on opening wide the educational aspects CSWAC has to offer K-12 schools, to provide full CSWAC resources to perpetuate the notable growth and success of the State Department and World Affairs Councils of America-affiliated programs we support, and to have fun while looking to introduce more activities designed to broaden CSWAC's appeal. After all, the world is happening here! And we on the CSWAC staff are very excited to bring that vision into focus in 2022."

by Tracey Johnson, Executive Director