Author Archives: Cynthia Melcher

About Cynthia Melcher

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

SAVE THE DATE: 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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RESCHEDULED: State Senator Gale Candaras to Speak on Human Trafficking in Massachusetts

Massachusetts State Senator Gale D. Candaras will speak on  human trafficking in Massachusetts on Monday, January 27, 2014 at noon in the Community Room at One Financial Plaza (1350 Main Street) 3rd Floor, downtown Springfield. The cost for members is $5 without a … Continue reading

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Local High Schools: Register NOW for Academic WorldQuest 2014!

Academic WorldQuest 2014 is set to take place  Saturday, January 18, 2013  at new venue, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, in Wilbraham.  The event will run from 2:00-5:00 p.m. with teams arriving at 1:30 p.m. to register. Mike Dobbs, Managing Editor … Continue reading

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October Instant Issues to Focus on Syria

Professor Jon Western,  Five College Professor of International Relations at Mount Holyoke College will speak on  Syria and the question of international response to the violence on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at noon in the Community Room at 1350 Main … Continue reading

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Ambassador Marc Grossman to Address Annual Meeting 2013

The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts is pleased to announce that Ambassador Marc Grossman, former US Special Envoy to Afghanistan & Pakistan, will speak at their annual meeting and dinner on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Springfield Marriott … Continue reading

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