Author Archives: Cynthia Melcher

About Cynthia Melcher

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

90th Annual Meeting & Dinner to Feature Bill Scher on Foreign Policy & the Presidential Election

Details are still being settled but the World Affairs Council’s 90th Annual Meeting and Dinner will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at the Springfield Sheraton at Monarch Place at 6:00 PM. Additional information including cost will follow soon … Continue reading

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Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Watch Party

World Affairs Council board member Rich Rediker and his wife Gayle are generously opening up their lovely home—38 East Brook Drive in Hampden, MA—to the World Affairs Council for a relaxed and fun evening to watch the Opening Ceremonies of … Continue reading

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Longmeadow Wins Academic WorldQuest 2016

On Saturday, February 6, five local high schools participated in the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts Academic WorldQuest competition at Chicopee High School.  The four-student teams tested their knowledge of international affairs and current events, answering questions on a … Continue reading

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Academic WorldQuest Returns in February!

After a one year break, the World Affairs Council will be bringing Academic WorldQuest back on Saturday, February 6, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at Chicopee High School.  Four-student teams from any high school, public or private, in the four westernmost … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem to Speak at 89th Annual Meeting & Dinner

We are pleased to announce that former Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem will discuss homeland security and the intersection of democracy and counter-terrorism measures in conversation with political consultant and Council member Anthony Cignoli … Continue reading

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