Registration Now Open for WAS 2024

A Message from our Executive Director: Together, we prepare tomorrow’s leaders to advance peace through understanding. With registration now open for WAS 2024, we welcome you to return as a sponsor for next year’s edition.

Preparing for WAS 2022

A welcome message from our program director, Stuart Schmidt, emailed to delegates, as well as families and sponsors. Highlights include important arrival information and COVID-19 protocols.

Hiring Notice: Administrative Assistant (Position Filled)

World Affairs Seminar is hiring! We’re looking for a new Administrative Assistant to round out our talented team in the New Year. It’s an exciting time for our organization, as we plan our first-ever hybrid Seminar in June, with in-person and virtual options available for our prospective student delegates.

Blog Archive

WAS 2021: A Hybrid Experience

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.

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WAS 2020

WAS 2020

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?

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WAS 2021

Urban Life in a Changing WorldJune 19-25, 2021Cities: Urban Life in a Changing WorldFor the first time in human history, more people live in cities and urban areas than in other environments. Some would say this is a natural course for humanity. Since our first...

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To receive credit after payment has been made, students, sponsors must notify the World Affairs Seminar in writing that their delegate is unable to attend, or if the sponsor is unable to fill a paid for space at the Seminar. (e-mail is considered "in writing" for these purposes as long as the e-mail is acknowledged as having been received.) Full credit applies if notification is received by April 1; 50% credit if application is cancelled between April 1 but prior to May 21; no credit is available if application is cancelled after May 21, unless extraordinary circumstances such as illness, death exist. All cancellation credits are subject to $75.00 processing fee and must be used within one calendar year. Note: in agreeing to attend WAS, parents and students promise to reimburse their sponsor for the full amount of any loss due to cancellation. WAS offices: (414) 453-4984, or

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