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WAC board member and veteran signs letter in defense of diplomacy

This week more than 1,200 veterans signed an open letter opposing cuts to diplomacy and foreign aid in the federal budget. Among the veteran signatories is World Affairs Council board member Brian Easley, who in the past has also served as our Visitor Programs Manager. The letter outlines the essential nature of diplomacy in preserving […]

Manual wins local Academic WorldQuest

This Saturday we hosted our local Academic WorldQuest at the Main library on York Street. Over the weekend  nine Kentuckiana schools participated in hopes of winning, to move forward to the national level in Washington D.C. AWQ gives opportunities to high school students to learn geography, world history, and world affairs. It is a national […]

Where Turkey Went Wrong: Erdogan’s Rise to Power

In our last speaker event of the year, Aydoğan Vatandaş—an exiled Turkish journalist—spoke about the current state of Turkey. In his speech Vatandaş stated that Turkey, the once economically thriving democratic nation, has fallen into chaos just in the past decade. In fact Vatandaş stated that Turkey was anything but a democracy, in large part […]

Local businesses, nonprofits mentoring Latin American entrepreneurs

Since early October, Costa Rican entrepreneur Karen Paola Gómez López has been embedded with Louisville’s professional soccer club to learn about marketing, networking and other business aspects to improve the viability of her adventure tourism startup. Gómez López is one of 10 young entrepreneurs from Latin America who have shadowed business, nonprofit and government leaders […]

Area Nonprofit Wants To Help Young People Become Global Citizens

About 11 percent of Kentucky students in grades K-12 were enrolled in a foreign language course in 2014-15. That’s according to the American Council of International Education. That statistic is one of the reasons a local organization wants to get more high school students in the commonwealth to become more globally competent. The World Affairs […]