Monthly Archives: April 2012

Academic WorldQuest National 2012 Competition Completed!

The 10th Academic WorldQuest 2012 national competition hosted by The World Affairs Councils of America was held on Saturday, April 21, in Washington, DC.  No photos yet from our team from the Springfield Renaissance School, but we have a few from … Continue reading

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RSVP Deadline Extended for Adventures in International Dining: Solmar Restaurant & Pub

The World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts will celebrate our next Adventure in International Dining on Tuesday, May 1 at Solmar Restaurant & Pub, 132 Main St, Indian Orchard/Springfield. Don’t miss this opportunity to try a taste of Portugal and … Continue reading

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Instant Issues: Ken Furst’s Impressions of Afghanistan

Ken R. Furst, president of the Momentum Group and Past President of the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts, had an extraordinary opportunity in March 2012 to participate in a mission to Afghanistan under the auspices of the US Department … Continue reading

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April 1: Dubai

Dubai…Perhaps the best known of the 7 Emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Dubai was our transfer point for flying to and from Kabul. In fact there are numerous flights on several airlines connecting Kabul to other cities, … Continue reading

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March 31: Mining, Education and President Karzai

Mining…The Minister of Mines, Waheedullah Shahrani, was impressive in his grasp of the opportunity presented by Afghanistan’s significant mineral wealth as well as the that which hinder the rapid realization of exploiting these ifor the benefit of the public treasury. Without presenting specfic … Continue reading

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