Board Member of the Month: Dr. Richard Lauf

At the age of 14, a young boy read the Chicago Tribune and was inspired to attend a speaker series with the French Ambassador. “I bussed down to the Chicago Historical Society, men were dressed professionally in suit and tie, women elegantly dressed, and a tres elegant French ambassador gave the talk. Here I am […]

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Last Month: International Education Summit, WACA National Conference & More

Our New Brand and New Partnership This month we launched our new brand and website! We are now the World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Thank you for the significant investment and time of the Dean Houston team. They challenged us to tell our story and truly captured our mission through improving our […]

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Let’s Talk Religion

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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Bosnia & Herzegovina – A Cultural Guide

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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What’s old is new

Enduring immigration perspectives: the “contradictory and impossible”? or a hopeless aspiration? The word “immigration” comes from the Latin verb “immigrare” and is generally used to mean coming into a place for the purpose of permanent residence. Philosophically, we are all “immigrare’s” of some sort; and conceptually, “immigration” is not in itself controversial. But it becomes […]

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Honoring the Fallen – Memorial Day Edition

Jin Kong, Board Chair of the Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber of Commerce, is working with our council as a fellow through Mission Continues.  The Mission Continues is a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Their operations in cities across the country deploy […]

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German Cincinnati History & Heritage

German History The Germanic tribes originated from people of the Baltic Sea coast and can be dated as early as 500 BCE. Near 100 BCE, the tribes congregated in the central and southern parts of the present-day Germany. For many centuries, the territory was occupied by the Roman and Austrian empires until Germany’s unification in […]

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Embassy visitors, events, more!

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER North Korea Rattling the Pacific Rim With Evans J.R. Revere April 27, GCWAC hosted Evans J.R. Revere, a Senior Advisor at ASG, to speak on the past, present, and future of North Korea. Revere mentioned that the United States has “played both good cop and bad cop with North Korea and neither has […]

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Khalid Saaty, Combat Translator, an Iraqi-American Immigrant Story

There are many stories about immigrants from my military days. One friend told me he walked across the Mexico/US border with his mother at a very young age. He was deported then and later came back to the United States legally. Another medic was a Southeast-Asian Buddhist who converted to Mormonism and married before our […]

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Education, International Visitors, and Upcoming Events

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER Global Partners: Thank you for hosting visitors through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program! Cincinnati welcomed the following delegations through the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP): Seven visitors from Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela visited the region on the topic of […]

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