CSWAC-News - Colorado Springs World Affairs Council News

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council COVID-19 Policy The health and safety of our members, staff, and guests remains a top priority for the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council. We look forward to welcoming attendees to our speaker series and member programs and groups and are monitoring and responding to the latest information and guidance at ...
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 The following are policies and procedures for event registration, payments, and guests approved by the Board of Directors of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council. Guest Policy It is the policy of the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council to encourage the participation of guests and journalists. One way to encourage participation is to ...
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 Julia Costin, has been recognized as "Top 100 Romanians Everywhere" for her contribution to education as well as the initiatives she leads to strengthen bilateral ties between Romania and the US. Julia is a great advocate of citizen diplomacy, and she successfully led negotiations between Romania and the US to establish Fort Lauderdale, the s...
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Transparency and Accountability in Government - Angola, Mozambique, and Sao Tome and Principe  Our cultural moment holds the tension and weight of transparency and accountability in governing bodies. We have heard the cries and felt the quakes of our nation over injustices in our governmental systems. This project highlight...
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Today we heard from General Harry Raduege about Cybersecurity and the threat we face in almost every facet of our daily lives. We even learned the term "Cyber Hygiene"! Our programs are carefully planned and are rich in knowledge, passion, and intellect.
World Food Day 2021 is being observed a second time during the COVID-19 pandemic. From the disturbance of agri-food systems and a global economic recession to an increase in food insecurity and inequality, the pandemic has exposed the fragility of our societies, but it has also shown how people can come together towards a common goal. As a global c...
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Learn about recent international visitor programs and how Colorado Springs is staying engaged with other countries. View the newsletter here. 
In our September Newsletter, we announced the launch of our first-ever social media contest. Starting September 1, we challenged our followers to like, follow, and share our posts for the chance to win FREE admission to an event. Each like, follow, and re-post was recorded and we chose the winner based on whoever interacted with our social med...
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Transparency and Accountability in Government – AfricaCountries represented: Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Namibia, Senegal, South Africa, and the United States. Last Monday, the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council's International Visitor Program hosted a delegation of c...
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Today we had our annual High School Symposium entitled, "Never Again....Can Your Generation End Genocide?" The 8 Colorado Springs schools that participated are: CIVA , Rampart,  Air Academy, Fountain Valley, Pine Creek, Sand Creek, Harrison, and Coronado! We want to thank our special sponsors, El Pomar Foundation and Colorado College! A h...
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 It's #HighSchoolSymposium week! We look forward to hearing from Ros Duman (Coalition Against Global Genocide) in a presentation entitled, "Never again? Can your generation end global genocide?" We want to extend a huge "THANK YOU" to our Education Sponsor for this event... El Pomar Foundation!
Are you an experienced nonprofit executive with a passion for international affairs and a proven track record of strategic partnerships and fund development? Then this job is for you! Check out our opportunity for a part-time Executive Director position! We are seeking a professional with   Strategic VisionProgram Development Experience Proven...
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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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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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The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council holds regular speaker programs with renowned experts at the forefront of policy making and scholarship. Our regular events feature distinguished authors, international thought leaders, and policymakers with expertise and experience on the most pressing global issues. You will have the opportunity to get "b...
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Meet Elise Sappington, our International Visitor Leadership Program Intern. She moved from Alabama to Colorado upon her graduation from Auburn University, where she earned her B.A. in Anthropology with a minor in Sustainability. Her love of cultures and the environment grew out of her experiences living abroad in South America, Europe, an...
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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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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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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?"
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 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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 Who We Are.
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!
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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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.
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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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 ...
 Understanding Global Warming and Policy Options to Combat It: With Hosts Sky Foerster and Ray Raymond
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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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!
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. 
 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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 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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 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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 '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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 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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 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, 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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 You can now view "Honk Kong on the Brink" and "Challenges in Latin America" at https://vimeo.com/user6933398
 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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 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.
 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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 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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 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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 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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 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.
 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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