HOW TO DIVERSIFY YOUR REVENUE BY BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH SCHOOLS

Does your organization work with local schools on global initiatives? If not, have you thought about starting such partnerships? For the World Affairs Council – Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky (WACCNK), increasing the global competency of American students is a key part of our mission. To do this, we needed to build a strong network of partnerships with schools, teachers, companies, and the […]

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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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Meet our Director of International Programs | James McManus

As the Director of International Programs with the World Affairs Council, James McManus oversees the administration for international leaders sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s premier exchange program, the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP). He welcomes each delegation with open arms, as he expands their knowledge of the United States through organizing professional meetings […]

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Last Month: Meet our Summer Interns, Board Member of the Month & International Delegation

Meet our Summer Interns! Viviane recently joined the Council as our Global Exchange Intern. She will help coordinate the international professional exchange programs including the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. Viviane is currently studying her master’s in political science at the University of Cincinnati. She is from Cote […]

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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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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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