The World Affairs Council of Las Vegas is a non-profit (501c3) non-partisan member organization of the World Affairs Councils of America and Global Ties US. We are one of over 100 grassroots organizations across 40 states and the District of Columbia dedicated to engaging and educating Americans on international affairs and foreign policy and promoting foreign exchanges.
Our mission of "enhancing global understanding" focuses on the development and execution of programs that benefit education, business, and government within Southern Nevada. We maintain an open membership policy and strive to find opportunities for anyone that wishes to volunteer. Click here to learn how we offer opportunities for you and the community!
April 21, 2015
Germany, the EU and the USA: Current Challenges & Future Prospects
Europe’s grand experiment in political and monetary integration, the European Union, is currently facing serious challenges, from the face-off with Putin’s Russia over Ukraine ’s territorial integrity to the possibility of Greece exiting the Union due to its intractable debt problems. As the largest regional economy, Germany since its reunification has emerged as the E.U.’s functional leader and policy pace-setter, while the American military commitment to protecting its NATO allies is being reinforced. Join us for a presentation and discussion with Dr. Bernd Fischer, the current Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Los Angeles.
April 22, 2015
Beyond Our Borders: Export Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
The World Affairs Council of Las Vegas is co-sponsoring the UNLV International Business Honors Luncheon on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Maggiano's Little Italy in the Fashion Show Mall. The luncheon will honor recipients of student scholarship and faculty research awards funded through the new Business Spanish Experience grant supporting development of a Latin American focus within the program.
Mr. Nathan Younge will describe export opportunities available through USTDA programs with particular emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean.
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April 23, 2015
2015 Protecting Your Intellectual Property: The STOPfakes.gov Road Show
Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service and the International Trade Administration’s Office of Intellectual Property Rights, this event will provide a forum for U.S. Government officials to interact directly with businesses in Las Vegas, Nevada about their intellectual property protection internationally.
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April 28, 2015
Last Days in Vietnam: A Roundtable Discussion
The Academy-Award nominated documentary "Last Days in Vietnam" will be shown on PBS at 9:00p.m. on Tuesday, April 28th. At 5:30p.m. that afternoon, the World Affairs Council will hold a cocktails reception followed by a presentation by Daniel Lucero, Nevada Deputy District Director for the Small Business Administration.
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Academic WorldQuest 2014-2015
Congratulations to West Career and Technical and Academy, TEAM 1!
National Competition: April 25, 2015 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
The Global Competence Certificate: Transforming Teaching for the 21st Century
Click Here for more information from the Asia Society announcing their Global Competence Certificate online program for in-service educators.
Applications are being accepted until
December 12, 2014
AATG German Summer Study Program!
High school students spend 3 weeks in Germany improving their language proficiency and living and breathing German culture. They attend classes at the local Gymnasium, live with a German family, and take part in exciting excursions.
Students can apply now. The deadline for application is April 15. Find full program details and application materials at www.aatg.org. Contact Program Coordinator April Hemphill, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions. Need-based scholarships are available!
You can host a US State Department foreign exchange student or professional for a few weeks or for a full academic year. The World Affairs Council of Las Vegas has teamed up with AFS to increase exchange program opportunities for the Las Vegas community.
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In The News.....
Dr. Paul Jabber, WACLV Board Member, on NBC affiliate channel, News 3.
Click Here to see Dr. Jabber's interview on the current state of terrorist threats and ISIS. The interview begins at minute 24:00 .
WACLV in the RJ
Click Here to read about the EU in the US Conference.
Click Here to read about WACLV's nationally recognized U.S. State Department International Visitors Program.