Exchanges and Global Security

In late April the World Affairs Council hosted 11 international delegates from Algeria, Benin, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and Sudan. During their visit, they discussed the topic, Towards a More Safe and Secure World with a variety of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky organizations and businesses. Thank you to Cincinnati Compass, the […]

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From Moscow to Cincinnati | Global Education Matters

Oxana Prokhorova grew up in Moscow, Russia and earned M.A. with Honors in Chinese Studies from Moscow State University. She also holds M.B.A. in International Business from Xavier University. She speaks, reads and writes Mandarin Chinese, English and Russian. She has been successfully working in international trade and multi-cultural business consulting for almost 20 years. […]

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Global Involvement and Cultural Competence | Q&A with Mike Hawkins

Michael Hawkins is a partner of the Labor & Employment and Appellate Practice Groups at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, here he is a mediator and arbitrator. He has a strong passion for international humanitarian law as his interests expand through his involvement in the Red Cross, Refugees International, Sister Cities, and the World Affairs Council. […]

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Last Month: International Delegations, Travel the World & Flash Briefings

Meet our NEW Board of Directors and Advisory Group Members Our Board of Directors and Advisory Group Members are the voice of our mission. They steer us towards a sustainable future by making sure our nonprofit has adequate resources to advance our impact to promote global competence in our local community. We are excited to […]

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Global Involvement and Cultural Competence

Becoming a Board Member of the World Affairs Council – Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is part of a continuing journey as a member of our global community.   This journey began for me as a young person with an interest in other cultures and geography. It continued with a visit to South Africa after Apartheid […]

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Cultural Competence Vital to City

About a year ago, I had the privilege to participate in a pilot program that turned out to be one of the most transformative experiences of my life. The Cincinnati Regional USA Chamber of Commerce launched its inaugural Building Cultural Competence Program, which brought together roughly 30 community leaders to discuss and explore our personal […]

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Last Month: 5th Annual One World Gala, International Visitors & More

Welcome our New Board Director Board Members are the voice of our mission, they steer us towards a sustainable future by making sure our nonprofit has adequate resources to advance in our impact to promote global competence in the community. For the incoming year we are pleased to announce an additional Board Director to the […]

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Staying Informed – Discerning Real from Fake News

Fake news!  Alternative facts!  In a single week recently, three major news outlets had to retract or substantially modify reporting they put out to their audience.  We have seen a big-name journalist suspended from his network because of inaccurate reporting.  Unfortunately, the old adage that “politics stops at the water’s edge” no longer guides our […]

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Mounting Tragedy for People Fleeing Myanmar

People of Mayanmar

When Rehana Begum, 20, fled Myanmar for Bangladesh she was heavily pregnant with twins, struggling for three days across mountains and spending two further days sleeping on the side of the road once she crossed the border. On the day she arrived at Unchiprang camp, an informal settlement for new arrivals, she gave birth to […]

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DACA DREAMS

Jin Kong is a guest research fellow with The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council (GCWAC) for the next six months. This fellowship is sponsored by The Mission Continues. Through this fellowship, Kong is researching to gain a better understanding of the populist sentiment towards immigrants in the Cincinnati region. This is one blog of many on his research […]

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