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!
The Changing Geopolitics of East
and Southeast Asia
October 30, 2014
China, Japan, India, and the ASEAN countries make up the fastest growing segment of the global economy. It was no surprise when the Obama Administration announced in 2011 that U.S. foreign and security policy would "Pivot to Asia," a strategic realignment premised on acknowledging that much of the political and economic history of this century will be written in the Asia Pacific region.
To discuss the current state of play and future prospects we have assembled a panel of distinguished experts and diplomats:
Christopher Cheang is the Consul General of the Republic of Singapore in the San Francisco Consulate
Daniel Piccuta is Foreign Policy Advisor to the Commander, U.S. Pacific Command in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Charles Wolf, Jr. is the Distinguished Chair in International Economics at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Invest in Macedonia: A New Business Gateway to Europe
November 7, 2014
The World Affairs Council of Las Vegas supports the Republic of Macedonia for an executive luncheon meeting featuring the Macedonian Prime Minister, His Excellency Nikola Grouevski. At this event, which is hosted by the Prime Minister, he and members of his delegation will describe their country’s growing role as a home base for international companies wishing to initiate or expand their manufacturing, trading, services, or other business with Europe, the Middle East, and beyond.
EVENT SEATING IS LIMITED TO 60!
International Trade Summit
November 17 - 18, 2014
WACLV is proud to sponsor the International Trade Summit (ITS) Las Vegas. This event will offer real time networking opportunities with key government officials and business executives from Nevada and around the world to assist in business expansion and enhanced international engagement.
2014 National Conference
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Academic WorldQuest 2014-2015
Regional Competition: February 7, 2015
National Competition: April 25, 2015 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
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 .
Matthew McNeelege, WACLV Director of International Visitors Program Recognized
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WACLV in the RJ
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