Upcoming Monthly Events:

The United States, Russia, and
Bridging the East-West Divide

Ambassador Ian Kelly,
Ambassador in Residence

Thursday, October 16
Dinner served at 5:30 pm in Founders Room
Program begins at 7:00 pm in GCC 126
Bradley University

Current relations between the United States and Russia seem to resemble those of the Cold War era rather than those of the post-Soviet era.  Ambassador Kelly will offer his deep insights into the history of relations between the U.S. and Russia and the major events that have shaped them today.  He'll also offer his views on how the gap in relations might be bridged.

Ambassador Kelly is a Senior Foreign Service Officer.  He has extensive experience in European and Asian affairs, focusing on Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus.  He served U.S. Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) 2010-2013.  He is currently serving as Ambassador in Residence.

Tickets are $30 for members and students for dinner and program, $35 for general public. Reservations must be made by Friday, October 10.

Tickets for the program only are free.  Please RSVP for planning purposes at pawac@bradley.edu or (309) 677-2454.

Tickets may be purchased online at ArtsPartners.  For more information, call (309) 677-2454 or pawac@bradley.edu.

Not My Life
A Two Part Event on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

Documentary Screening
Thursday, October 23
7:00 pm in Westlake Hall 130
Bradley University

Panel Discussion
with Brian Cress, International Justice Mission; Darci Jenkins, Heartland Alliance; Miguel Keberlein, Legal Action Fund; and Rachel Stouder, Salvation Army
Tuesday, October 28
7:00 pm in Marty Theatre
Bradley University Student Center

Both events are free and open to the public.  This program is sponsored by the Carlson Family Foundation and the World Affairs Councils of America.  It is co-sponsored by the Bradley University International Affairs Organization, Anti-Slavery Coalition, and the Tunnel of Oppression.

October Membership Meeting

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 5:30 pm
ICC North Campus is the terrific new location for the monthly meeting.  Join us in Poplar Hall, Room 129 at 5:30 pm on the first Thursday of the month.

Everyone is welcome to join us and learn more about your organization and how you can become more involved!  View the agenda here.

America and the World 
2015 National Conference
November 5-7, 2014
Washington, DC

Register Now! Early Bird Ends Friday, September 5
Held annually for over two decades, the Conference engages our national network's leaders and members drawn from the business, civic, and education communities with leading policy-makers and experts.

Full registration details for the conference and The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel is available at http://worldaffairscouncils.org.

Save the Dates!
Check out the calendar for all the events on the Peoria Area World Affairs Council calendar for 2014!

Travel with the World Affairs Councils!

Find your destination with the Philadelphia World Affairs Council!  Each trip features first-class accommodations and outstanding sites.  In addition, each trip includes an expert who offers insight along the way.  For example, join Angela Weck in June for a terrific cruise along the waterways of Russia!  Find all the details at the WAC Philadelphia site.

For more information or assistance, please contact Angela Weck, Peoria Area World Affairs Council, pawac@bradley.edu or (309) 677-2454.


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This page last updated September 29, 2014.

Peoria Area World Affairs Council - Institute for International Studies
Bradley University, 1501 W. Bradley Ave., 244 Bradley Hall, Peoria, IL  61625   (309) 677-2454