Message from the President

 

 

Worldly Programs That Are a Little Different

 

Greetings and a pleasant mid-summer to all of our WAC members. While we are all enjoying the nice weather, perhaps a chance to get away and otherwise relax, please know that your Program Committee members are still hard at work searching, literally, the country over for new speakers and interesting topics. While we pride ourselves for always having a diversity of topics from around the world, we have recently had, and will continue to look for, programs with a slightly new twist. Current day issues, conflicts, and in-depth analysis of topics found in our headlines will remain a staple in our search for speakers. At the same time, we are looking at other worldly topics that have more of a cultural and social dimension. Some examples from recent programs are personal security while traveling internationally (January 21), international medicine (February 25), cultural misunderstandings between people (“Perceptions and Deceptions,” March 24), and personal stories (living in Kabul, Afghanistan, April 28). Down the program road we look forward to, among other slightly different topics, exploring space with a NASA speaker (July 21) and, hopefully this fall, how World Heritage Sites fare in conflict zones. These and other topics will keep our learning experience broad and diverse. I hope you have enjoyed, and will continue to enjoy, all of our programs that seek to inform you about our complex world. I wish you a pleasant rest of your summer and hope to see you at our upcoming programs.

 

Mike Morrison

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