JWAC's 2016-2017 Season:
Events are added all year, so check back often.
Place and time details are determined as events approach, and events are added to the schedule throughout the season. Check back often for new information, and be sure to join our e-mail notifications list to receive regular updates. You can also find us on Facebook.
JWAC board meetings are typically the second Tuesday of the month at 5:00 at the Downtown Library. You are welcome to attend!
'Current Relations with Cuba' with Ambassador Charles Shapiro
World Affairs Council of Atlanta president Charles Shapiro is a former Ambassador to Venezuela and former Director for Cuban Affairs at the State Department. He has worked with governments, businesses, and development agencies to increase access to credit for marginalized groups, foster entrepreneurship and small business growth, and encourage job creation to reduce poverty and strengthen stable democracies. He has visited Cuba a half dozen times, and has much to tell us. .
'Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right-and How We Can, Too' with George Lakey
Mr. Lakey recently retired from Swarthmore College where he was a professor of Issues in Social Change. While there, he wrote Viking Economic after interviewing economists and others in the Nordic countries. It is his ninth book, all of which have been about change and how to achieve it.
He was married in Norway and worked there for several years, as well as in Denmark and Sweden. On returning to the U.S., he alternated between academic positions and founding and leading organizations working for justice and peace. He has led over 1,500 social change workshops on five continents. He received the Martin Luther King, Jr., Peace Award and the National Giraffe Award for Sticking his Neck out for the Common Good.
'World Affairs Forum: Human Migration and Refugees - Peril and Hope'
Thursday, Friday, Saturday | Oct. 20, 21, 22 | UAS
The Fall Forum will look at the ongoing refugee crisis and the history of mass migration.
WorldQuest is JWAC's largest fundraiser, featuring an international buffet, no-host bar, silent auctions, and our delightfully amusing trivia contest. Click here to read more.
All of our speaker events are free and open to the public, so come on over, we'd love to see you.
JWAC takes no stand on any public issue, nor recommends any policy, party, viewpoint, or candidate.