The Board of Directors of the World Affairs Seminar, in a unanimous vote, has determined that the 2021 World Affairs Seminar “Cities: Urban Life in a Changing World” will be 100% virtual. The decision was based on concerns for the health and well-being of delegates, staff, and faculty, according to Tom Plantenberg, Executive Director.
Our Early Bird Deadline has been EXTENDED. All payments received or postmarked by March 15, 2021 are now eligible for our $25 early bird discount.
Join us for “What’s New With WAS 2021?” October 19th at 4:30 PM CDT to learn more about registering for our hybrid seminar. Together, we will Introduce Our Hybrid Offerings, Demonstrate New Online Registration Process, Discuss Sponsorship Opportunities, and Answer Your Questions. Pre-registration required.
The 2020 World Affairs Seminar delegates receiving scholarships from Wayne Rotary Club: Treyton Blecke, Jacob Kneifl, Taytum Sweetland, and Christopher Woerdemann – all of Wayne HS – shared their experience, lessons learned, and friends made from around the world with Wayne Rotarians on Wednesday August 12.
We are excited to offer this hybrid experience for the first time this year. For most, the preferred experience will be Traditional In-Person. Alternatively, the Virtual Option for some offers online virtual participation at a reduced cost.
After a prolonged decline, world hunger is on the rise: in 2016 an estimated 815 million around the world did not have access to enough food to meet basic nutritional needs. Hunger is particularly a problem in the developing world, where violent conflicts, economic crises, and weather-related catastrophes have wreaked havoc on both food production and availability. Yet hunger is also an issue in the United States, where 1 in 6 Americans find themselves dealing with food insecurity on any given day. Such global statistics are not due to lack of food; for the past twenty years, the rate of global food production has increased faster than the rate of global population growth. That means that there is more than 1 ½ times enough food to feed everyone on the globe. How can hunger continue to persist in such a world of plenty?
There is still time to register for our virtual World Affairs Seminar. Register online today!
A message to delegates & parents regarding COVID-19 and our 2020 World Affairs Seminar: Hunger in a World of Plenty, held Monday, June 22nd – Thursday, June 25th, 2020.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic has forced many changes in our lives. For the past several weeks a WAS Work Group has been working on an Action Plan to map the way forward for the 2020 World Affairs Seminar.
The World Affairs Seminar is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Get updates on this evolving situation.