Author Archives: Cynthia Melcher

About Cynthia Melcher

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

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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Smith College’s Greg White to Speak on 2015 Mediterranean Migration Tragedy

  Dr. Greg White, Mary Huggins Gamble Professor of Government at Smith College, will speak on The 2015 Mediterranean Migration Tragedy: The European Union’s History of ‘Migration Management’  at an Instant Issues event on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from noon … Continue reading

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British Consul General Susie Kitchens to Speak April 15 on Anglo-American Relations

Consul General of the United Kingdom in Boston Susie Kitchens will speak on Anglo-American Relations: No longer just special, but essential at an Instant Issues event on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room at One Financial … Continue reading

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