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SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST

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We are launching a monthly social media CONTEST. Winners will receive a FREE ticket to the event of their choosing! To win you must: 1) Like and Follow our page 2) Share our posts The person who shares the most Colorado Springs World Affairs Council posts in the month of September WINS! Happy sharing! Follow us on the following three platforms. Fac...
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In-Person IVLP Again!

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Congrats to the first in-person IVLP project since March 2020! We look forward to hosting soon. A Nigerian delegation visited the United States via the International Visitor Leadership Program in early August. The group toured D.C., South Carolina, and Georgia to learn from their U.S. peers during a project titled "Human Rights and Civic Engagement...
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CSWAC Monthly Newsletter-August 2021

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WACC COLLEAGUES MEETING SCHEDULE

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We are planning the return of monthly luncheons for the World Affairs Council Colleagues starting Wednesday, September 15!As before we will meet at La Bella Vita Restaurant at 11:30. No reservations will be required. It will be Dutch treat from a limited menu. We are pleased that Sky Foerster has agreed to kick off the programs for the fall. We als...
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International Day of Friendship 2021

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The resolution emphasizes involving young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity. To mark the International Day of Friendship CSWAC encourages governments, international organizations and civil society groups to hold events, activities and ...
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NEW PODCAST EPISODE! THE WORLD: IDEAS AND PRACTICE

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Our hosts Sky Foerster and Ray Raymond chat with Trita Parsi in Part 1 of "US-Iranian Relations - After the Election, Will There be War or Peace?"
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Tiemens Foundation Spotlight

In the coming weeks, we want to highlight a few of our many contributors. This week, we want to say thank you to the Tiemens Foundation! The Tiemens Foundation is funded by members of the Tiemens family. The foundation wholeheartedly believes that arts, culture, and education have an impactful way of inspiriting people to think differently, unleash...
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WAC Colleagues

WAC Colleagues is a members-only group that meets monthly and exists to participate in discussion of international relations issues. Under the leadership of Larry Barrett, WAC Colleagues will begin meeting again IN PERSON this fall.  The location will be La Bella Vita Ristorante on the third Wednesday of each month. Join us Sept...
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In a nutshell, what is CSWAC?

 Who We Are.
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MEMBER FOCUS #SaturdaySpotlight

Larry Barrett and Jim Allen have led our WAC Colleagues member program for several years. They have served our board, our membership, and our staff faithfully and we are so thankful for them! Read a little more about these two gentlemen below, and check out how to become a member and find out more about what we can offer you!
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Local Civic-minded Community Impresses IVLP Delegation

The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPROEM) virtually met with International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participants to talk about Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). The group was impressed that over 32% of the local population is involved with Pikes Peak CERT and had many questions on how to recruit, train, and r...
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We're Hiring!

Interested in internationals affairs? Want to connect with emerging world leaders? Do you have a knack for writing and are highly organized? If so, you might be a good fit for our Fall 2021 International Visitor Program Specialist Internship. Find the position details here.
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It’s #WorldPopulationDay!

Did you know there are 7.9 billion people in the world today?World Population Day is all about raising awareness of controlling the population, and the risks and consequences of a disproportionate population-to-resources ratio.Here are a few reasons why World Population Day MATTERS:* POPULATION AFFECTS EVERYONE.If you live in a first world country ...
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Executive Director Elected as WACA Officer!

Our Executive Director Karen Burghart was recently elected Secretary to WACA’s National Board! Karen is a dedicated member of our council, and we are so proud to have her represent us at The World Affairs Councils of America Enter your text here ...
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New CSWAC Podcast! The World: Ideas and Practice

 Understanding Global Warming and Policy Options to Combat It: With Hosts Sky Foerster and Ray Raymond
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Central Asia Virtually Visits COS

Budding and professional filmmakers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan met with leaders of the Pikes Peak Region's film scene. Directors of the Rocky Mountain Women's Film and the Youth Documentary Academy shared their efforts and long history creating a community for filmmakers in Southern Colorado. The #IVLP delegation e...
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Hot off the "press"!

Read the latest International Visitor Newsletter HERE. Highlights: IVLP alum appointed to Supreme Court, IVLP resource recounts participation in Romanian cybersecurity online conference, recent exchange project snapshots, and more!
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Understanding Global Warming and Policy Options to Combat It

Understanding Global Warming and Policy Options to Combat It
In this, our inaugural podcast entitled "The World: Ideas and Practice" our hosts Sky Foerster and Ray Raymond discuss global warming and policy options. 
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International Visitor Program Newsletter - March 2021

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Virtual IVLP projects continue and one of our very own IVLP resources was honored in India on International Women's Day! Read about it here. 
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Fall 2020 International Visitor Program Newsletter Released

 Read our newest e-newsletter to see how Colorado Springs World Affairs Council is staying connected with the world during a pandemic, and read tips and tricks
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Fall / Winter Schedule Available!

 Download here: https://csworldaffairs.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2020-Fall-Events-flyer-9.8.pdf
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Statement on Black Lives Matter

 In the aftermath of George Floyd's tragic death, the Black Lives Matter protests have become a global movement. Demonstrations in solidarity with the U.S. marches are occurring throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia. As a nonpartisan organization, the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council is dedicated to free expression and equality. We supp...
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Reaching Out to You

 Dear Colorado Springs World Affairs Council Colleague – As we continue to navigate the uncharted waters of the COVID-19 pandemic, I would like to reach out to you, personally, to update you on how the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council (CSWAC) is adapting to serve our members during this unprecedented and very unsettling time.Since 1979, ...
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Week-long CxC: Amplified Summit Kicks Off Today!

 'Putting the World Back Together' marks the first time Councils across the country will gather virtually for a special, inclusive Ideas Summit, under a new brand: CxC: Amplified. Our collective programming - virtual events, conversations, debates, and engagement opportunities - on one platform aims to meet this historic moment with unity, lea...
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The newest ILVP Newsletter is here! We had an exciting first quarter.

 Check out the latest IVLP Newsletter here. CSWAC hosted a very prestigious international visitor; read to find out who!
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International Women of Courage Award Winner Visits Colorado Springs

International Women of Courage Award Winner Visits Colorado Springs
Amaya Coppens (middle) from Nicaragua, was awarded an International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. Secretary of State and First Lady in early March 2020. After receiving her award, she visited COS to learn about democracy, grassroots movements and government accountability and transparency. Amaya met with members of the City Council, D11 Scho...
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The Colorado Springs Indy covers story of International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award recipient from Nicaragua.

 CSWAC hosted Ms. Coppens for four days. Her visit was part of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). After Coppens received her IWOC award in Washington D.C., she traveled to El Paso County, Colorado to meet with several organizations to learn about U.S. grassroot movements, democracy, and government transp...
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Message From Executive Director On COVID-19

 Dear Members and Friends, As our community joins the worldwide effort to combat the dangers of the COVID-19 virus, we at the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council are also taking every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of our members and participants. Accordingly, the following actions have been or will be implemented immediatel...
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Colorado Springs World Affairs Council to Host 2020 International Women of Courage Award Recipient

Colorado Springs, CO, March 6, 2020 – Colorado Springs World Affairs Councilwill host a recipient of the U.S. Secretary of State's International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award on March March 10-14 as part of a two-week exchange program. The IWOC Award annually recognizes women from around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength...
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Did You Miss Recent Programs?

 You can now view "Honk Kong on the Brink" and "Challenges in Latin America" at https://vimeo.com/user6933398
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Colorado Springs World Affairs Council Interview on Colorado Public Radio

 Turkey is waging an offensive in neighboring Syria. The target: Kurdish fighters. The Kurds played a central role in helping the United States take on ISIS. Still, Turkey's move came with U.S. help. Is this an example of the Trump Administration turning its back on an ally or choosing to stand alongside a different one? Karl Schneider, board ...
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High Symposium Registration Now Open!

 We are excited to share the news about our 2019 High School Symposium "Responding to the Global Challenge of Migration: What Factors Should Influence U.S. Policies?" This longstanding annual all-day event is is our most popular educational outreach for high school students! Teachers, register today and parents, make sure your child's school i...
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Check out our new IVLP Newletter!

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New IVLP Newsletter!

 Find it at https://conta.cc/2CZA6Ge!
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Application Period Closed

 Thank you to all who have inquired about our Manager of International Programs position. The application period is closed and we will be conducting interviews soon.
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THOUGHTS ON THE CURRENT STATE OF BREXIT

 The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council has had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Ray Raymond, an expert on UK affairs, on several occasions. As our members no doubt are aware, events on this topic are currently moving fast. Dr. Raymond has generously shared his observations on the current state of Brexit for the benefit of our members and follo...
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Teachers: Plan Now for the Annual High School Symposium September 20!

 Never has there been so much information available to almost everyone, and never has it been so difficult to sift the wheat from the chaff, the true from the false, the important from the insignificant, reliable reports from mere rumors, news from propaganda. This year, the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council's annual all-day symposium for...
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Academic World Quest Winners!

Academic World Quest Winners!
 Congratulations to Air Academy High School, winners of the 2018 Academic WorldQuest Regional Competition! Air Academy will travel to Washington, DC to compete in the National Competition on April 28, 2018. This year, teams from eight local high schools competed. Second and third place went to Rampart High School and Woodland Park High School....
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Announcing: Academic WorldQuest Topics 2017-2018

 The Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2018 Academic WorldQuest National Competitionwill be held in Washington, DC on April 27-28, 2018. The Topics this year are: NAFTA, ASEAN at 50, India's Bid for Global Power, Combatting Climate Change, Cybersecurity, Saudi Arabia, Great Decisions, The Peacebuilding Toolkit, America's Diplomats, and Current Events. E...
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Board Member Dr. Schuyler Foerster published

 Dr. Schuyler Foerster, along with his British colleague, Ray Raymond, has published an article in Atlantic Council on the US-UK Special Relationship. Please find the article at http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/issue-briefs/the-us-uk-special-relationship-at-a-critical-crossroads.
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A Message From the Board President

 In light of recent events (the United States pulling out of the Paris Treaty, the Manchester bombing, and Angela Merkel and the European Union questioning America's support of its allies), it is imperative that we educate ourselves and others on the importance of understanding international relations and our place in this sphere. The Colorado...
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June Newsletter

 Check out our latest newsletter! http://myemail.constantcontact.com/June-News-and-Council-Updates.html?soid=1102783420986&aid=ow4N_A4KNmk
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