World Affairs Council of Western Michigan

Member Info

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan (WACWM) empowers the people and organizations of West Michigan to engage thoughtfully with the world. WACWM does this with the help of 50 regional businesses, 11 colleges and universities, and many community partners. Together, we seek to provide programming that is credible, objective, relevant, civil, and compelling. To change the world, we believe, one must first know the world. You can learn more about what we do at www.worldmichigan.org.

Directory Listing

World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
1700 Fulton Street East
Grand Rapids, MI 49506
616-776-1721
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Staff/Contact Information

Michael Van Denend, Executive Director, Email

Erica Kubik, Director of Programming, Email

Rachel Brooks, Communication and Events Coordinator, Email

Dixie Anderson, Executive Director Emerita, Email

Upcoming Events

February 6 | Reckoning on War Crimes with NPR's Deborah Amos

The 2023 Great Decisions series begins with "Reckoning on War Crimes" with NPR inernational correspondent Deborah Amos. 

Monday, February 6, 2023, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. Reception and networking for this event will take place from 5 – 6pm.

The program will take place at the Auditorium of the Wisner-Botrall Applied Technology Center on the Grand Rapids Community College campus (151 Fountain Street. NE). Free parking is available in Parking Lot A on Ransom Ave NE between Lyon and Fountain (you’ll receive an exit ticket when you sign-in at the event).? Guests will walk across the walking bridge to enter the ATC and take one floor down to the auditorium.

See the website for more details and registration informatrion: https://worldmichigan.org/event/war-crimes/

Great Decisions programs are held every Monday evening in February and March. For information on the entire series: https://worldmichigan.org/program-series/great-decisions/

 

 

 

 

February 13 | What's Ahead for China and the U.S.?

Grear Decisions 2023: What's Ahead for the U.S. and China?

Our discussion will be led by Dr. Mary Gallagher, professor in the political science department at the University of Michigan: https://lsa.umich.edu/polisci/people/faculty/metg.html

Monday, February 13, 2023, from 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. Reception and networking for this event will take place from 5 – 6pm.

The program will take place at the Auditorium of the Wisner-Botrall Applied Technology Center on the Grand Rapids Community College campus (151 Fountain Street. NE). Free parking is available in Parking Lot A on Ransom Ave NE between Lyon and Fountain (you’ll receive an exit ticket when you sign-in at the event).? Guests will walk across the walking bridge to enter the ATC and take one floor down to the auditorium.

For more on the program and registration information: https://worldmichigan.org/event/whats-ahead-for-china-and-the-us/

For more on the entire 2023 Great Decisions series, see https://worldmichigan.org/program-series/great-decisions/

 

 

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