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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Implications of China’s 2018 Constitutional Changes

On Friday, March 30 the Chinese Chamber of Commerce hosted a panel to discuss the impact of the recent changes in the Chinese Constitution.   Our Board Chair, Rich Lauf and Board of Director, Bill Sena participated as panelists on behalf of the Council. The discussion covered several important changes largely overlooked by the news coverage, […]

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Last Month: International Women’s Day, Chinese Chamber of Commerce & More

International Women’s Day As Executive Director, Michelle Harpenau is committed to making this region the most prominent location for international understanding and cultural awareness for students, families, and professionals to succeed. For International Women’s Day we are celebrating her and all her accomplishments through our nonprofit organization. Read the Q&A with Michelle Harpenau. STIR! Multicultural […]

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Travel the World: 10-day trip to Palestine and Israel

Through the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, a group of 22 United States citizens traveled throughout Palestine and Israel for 10 days with the Travel the World program. The trip featured expert tour leadership and content, like-minded fellow travelers, advanced reading materials, and substantive in-country briefings. All of these pieces add up to a puzzle […]

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Introducing our NEW Board and Advisory 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 in our impact to promote global competence in our local community. We are excited to announce four additional Board of Directors and two Advisory […]

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A Global Guide to Hacking

In a world of fake news, it has become very important to be able to spot well informed journalism when assessing the validity of an article.  At the same time, this fake news trend started a rise in incidents in cyber security which has led to the terms “hacking” or “hacked” becoming part of our […]

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Q&A with Executive Director | Michelle Harpenau

As Executive Director, Michelle Harpenau is committed to making this region the most prominent location for international understanding and cultural awareness for students, families, and professionals to succeed. For International Women’s Day we are celebrating her and all her accomplishments through our nonprofit organization. 1) Why did you go into this field? During my childhood […]

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