Author Archives: Cynthia Melcher

About Cynthia Melcher

Cynthia Melcher is Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts

Baystate Health’s Dr. Jackson Williams to Speak on Ebola

Jackson Williams, MD will speak at an Instant Issues event on “Ebola’s Impact on West Africa” on  Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room at One Financial Plaza  (1350 Main Street) 3rd Floor, downtown Springfield. The cost … Continue reading

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An Evening with NPR International Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson on The New Cold War

The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts is pleased to present, in cooperation with New England Public Radio, National Public Radio‘s International Correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson on “The New Cold War – A frontline perspective” on Thursday, December 11, 2014 at … Continue reading

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RESCHEDULED: Rich Rediker to Speak December 3 on World Affairs Councils of America Leadership Mission to China

Rich Rediker, CEO of Rediker Software and a member of the World Affairs Council Board of Directors will speak at an Instant Issues event on Perspectives of China: Notes from a WACA Leadership Mission on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 from noon … Continue reading

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Special Instant Issues Panel on the Refugee Experience in Western Massachusetts

The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts will present a panel on The Refugee Experience in Western Massachusetts on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Elms College Alumnae Library Theater, 291 Springfield Street in Chicopee, Massachusetts from 7:00-9:00 PM. This … Continue reading

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2014 Annual Meeting on October 8 to Feature Okey Ndibe on Nigeria & Boko Haram

Journalist and author Okey Ndibe will speak at our Annual Meeting and Dinner on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.  The title of his talk will be Does Nigeria Have a Fighting Chance Against Boko Haram? The event will take place at … Continue reading

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Adventures in International Dining: Ibiza

The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts will be heading off to Spain for our next Adventures in International Dining at Ibiza Tapas Restaurant and Wine Bar, 7 Strong Avenue in Northampton, on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 6:00-8:30 p.m.  The cost is $32.00 per person including tax … Continue reading

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Instant Issues to Feature Haroon Ullah

On Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at noon, the World Affairs Council is pleased to join with Critical Connections to present Haroon K. Ullah, an international scholar, US diplomat, and field researcher specializing in South Asia and the Middle East, at a brown … Continue reading

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Second Annual International Wine and Cheese Event

  The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts will present Our Second International Wine and Cheese Tasting on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Longtime World Affairs Council member Gary Lefort will host this event at his home:130 East Longmeadow Road, Hampden, … Continue reading

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Wilbraham & Monson Academy Team Wins Academic WorldQuest 2014!

Eight Springfield-area high schools converged on Wilbraham & Monson Academy on Saturday, January 18, 2014 for the World Affairs Council’s 9th Annual Academic WorldQuest competition.  The team from WMA seized upon whatever “home court advantage” there was to be had, … Continue reading

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Japanese Consul General Akira Muto to Speak on Abenomics & Governor Deval Patrick’s Mission to Japan

Japanese Consul General in Boston Akira Muto will speak on “Abenomics and Governor Deval Patrick’s Mission to Japan”at an Instant Issues event on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at noon in the Community Room at One Financial Plaza (1350 Main Street) 3rd Floor, downtown … Continue reading

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