THE WORLD AT HOME Monthly Speaker Series

The World at Home monthly series goes beyond the headlines to explore issues that cross national boundaries. The series brings in diplomats, experts, policy makers, journalists, and activists to share with the community their different perspectives and insights into issues that are not easily understood. Each month, we highlight a theme that our world cares about and features speakers that brings it home to us the relevance of that topic to our region. The World Affairs Council is the local forum for international dialogue and diverse perspectives.

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Visitor Programs

People-to-people exchange promotes peace and prosperity. As the official community-based member to host the U.S. Department of State’s prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program, WAC has exclusive access to some of the most promising leaders, dynamic professionals and fearless activists from across the globe.

Each year, we bring to our region hundreds of such individuals to engage with their counterparts across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. More than 350 current and former heads of state are counted as alumni of this program. WAC contributes to the diversity and economic development of our region by connecting our international delegates with local businesses and organizations. Through the delegates, we offer unique access to important business, social and cultural connections to the majority of the 195 countries recognized in the world today.

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Academic Programs

Education is at the heart of WAC’s mission. We help students to expand their world through the state-wide Academic WorldQuest Competition, opportunity to study/research abroad through the Hershberg Scholarship, and easy access to our speaker and visitor programs. We work with educators to provide them with opportunities to expand their knowledge and effectively meet their professional goals. We work with educational institutions through the WAC Global Education Consortium to leverage our global programs and networks in achieving their need to create globally competent and competitive students and teachers.

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