Ukraine | Investigative Journalism

November 15 – 23, 2019


Country: Ukraine

Project: Investigative Journalism

No. of Visitors: 5

Host families needed!

Details coming soon…

Conversation on Qatar with Judge Angela McCormick Bisig

Local Circuit Court Judge, Judge Angela McCormick Bisig, just returned from a week-long World Affairs Council Leadership Mission to the Country of Qatar. Qatar is a strategic ally of the United States and has the Al Udeid Air Base which is home to the United States Central Command.

Judge Bisig learned about a blockade of the small oil-rich country by its neighbors Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE who blocked imports into the country and gave Qatari citizens 14 days to leave their countries. The Qataris believe this is evidence of Saudi threats to Qatari sovereignty. They point to the recent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as evidence of nature of the current Saudi regime.

During the Leadership Mission, Judge Bisig was able to meet with numerous high level officials, including: Qatari Shura Council (Senate) President, HE Mohammed bin Abdullah al Sulaiti; Al Jazeera News; 2022 FIFA World Cup Supreme Committee; Ministry of Defense; the Deputy-Minister of Counter-terrorism; the Ministry of Finance; the President of Qatar Petroleum; and the Al Udeid Air Base; among others.

Join the World Affairs Council and Judge Bisig on January 24th to gain unique local insights into this complicated region and international relations. Judge Bisig will provide a local perspective on the country and answer questions.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration and a $10.00 donation are encouraged.

5:30pm Registration & Networking
6:00pm Conversation begins

Hosted at Saffron’s Persian Cuisine

No Host Event. Guests are encouraged to purchase drinks or food from Saffron’s.

Judge Angela McCormick Bisig has been a member of the Kentucky Judiciary for 17 years. She is currently a Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge. She was elected to this position in November 2012. Prior to this post, Judge Bisig was elected and served for 10 years as a Jefferson County District Judge, where she was first elected in 2002. Judge Bisig worked as a Juvenile Court Judge for many years and also helped to establish a special program called the Enhanced Supervision Docket requiring court supervision of domestic violence offenders. Judge Bisig was elected the Chief Judge of District Court in 2012. Before becoming a Judge, Judge Bisig worked as a prosecutor in the area of domestic violence and sexual assaults for 7 years. She also practiced civil law in the firms of Brown, Todd & Heyburn and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald.

Brazil Youth Ambassadors

January 17 – 29, 2019

Country: Brazil

Theme: Social Justice & Volunteerism

Number of Students: 13

Host families needed!!!