The following is a statement from the World Affairs Seminar (WAS) regarding recent events at the 2019 seminar.

First, a delegate was expelled from the Seminar for having a small amount of a marijuana, which is a violation of the standards of behavior all delegates agree to as part of the application process. Carroll University Campus Security participated in the process as did the Waukesha Police Department, which is standard procedure.  No citations were issued and the only room which was searched was that of the person involved, who gave permission for the search. 

Second, three previous WAS attendees were banned from WAS and Carroll University for attempting to fraudulently attend the Seminar.  The individuals involved have sent WAS a letter of apology and have agreed not to return to the Seminar. 

Questions or concerns can be directed to Thomas Plantenberg, executive director of the World Affairs Seminar, at

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The World Affairs Seminar does not share or sell personal information about students or sponsors with any other organization except as authorized by signed release. This includes personal, health, financial, or other information. Information you post on public websites and other accessible media is your responsibility.

Refund Policy:

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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