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International Women of Courage Award Winner Visits Colorado Springs

Amaya Coppens (middle) from Nicaragua, was awarded an International Women of Courage Award from the U.S. Secretary of State and First Lady in early March 2020. After receiving her award, she visited COS to learn about democracy, grassroots movements and government accountability and transparency. Amaya met with members of the City Council, D11 Scho...

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The Colorado Springs Indy covers story of International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award recipient from Nicaragua.

 CSWAC hosted Ms. Coppens for four days. Her visit was part of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). After Coppens received her IWOC award in Washington D.C., she traveled to El Paso County, Colorado to meet with several organizations to learn about U.S. grassroot movements, democracy, and government transp...

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Message From Executive Director On COVID-19

 Dear Members and Friends, As our community joins the worldwide effort to combat the dangers of the COVID-19 virus, we at the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council are also taking every precaution to ensure the safety and well-being of our members and participants. Accordingly, the following actions have been or will be implemented immediatel...

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Colorado Springs World Affairs Council to Host 2020 International Women of Courage Award Recipient

Colorado Springs, CO, March 6, 2020 – Colorado Springs World Affairs Councilwill host a recipient of the U.S. Secretary of State's International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award on March March 10-14 as part of a two-week exchange program. The IWOC Award annually recognizes women from around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength...

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Did You Miss Recent Programs?

 You can now view "Honk Kong on the Brink" and "Challenges in Latin America" at https://vimeo.com/user6933398

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council Interview on Colorado Public Radio

 Turkey is waging an offensive in neighboring Syria. The target: Kurdish fighters. The Kurds played a central role in helping the United States take on ISIS. Still, Turkey's move came with U.S. help. Is this an example of the Trump Administration turning its back on an ally or choosing to stand alongside a different one? Karl Schneider, board ...

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High Symposium Registration Now Open!

 We are excited to share the news about our 2019 High School Symposium "Responding to the Global Challenge of Migration: What Factors Should Influence U.S. Policies?" This longstanding annual all-day event is is our most popular educational outreach for high school students! Teachers, register today and parents, make sure your child's school i...

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Check out our new IVLP Newletter!

 http://mailchi.mp/316567ec0318/international-visitors-program-newsletter

New IVLP Newsletter!

 Find it at https://conta.cc/2CZA6Ge!

Application Period Closed

 Thank you to all who have inquired about our Manager of International Programs position. The application period is closed and we will be conducting interviews soon.

THOUGHTS ON THE CURRENT STATE OF BREXIT

 The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council has had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Ray Raymond, an expert on UK affairs, on several occasions. As our members no doubt are aware, events on this topic are currently moving fast. Dr. Raymond has generously shared his observations on the current state of Brexit for the benefit of our members and follo...

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Teachers: Plan Now for the Annual High School Symposium September 20!

 Never has there been so much information available to almost everyone, and never has it been so difficult to sift the wheat from the chaff, the true from the false, the important from the insignificant, reliable reports from mere rumors, news from propaganda. This year, the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council's annual all-day symposium for...

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Academic World Quest Winners!

 Congratulations to Air Academy High School, winners of the 2018 Academic WorldQuest Regional Competition! Air Academy will travel to Washington, DC to compete in the National Competition on April 28, 2018. This year, teams from eight local high schools competed. Second and third place went to Rampart High School and Woodland Park High School....

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Announcing: Academic WorldQuest Topics 2017-2018

 The Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2018 Academic WorldQuest National Competitionwill be held in Washington, DC on April 27-28, 2018. The Topics this year are: NAFTA, ASEAN at 50, India's Bid for Global Power, Combatting Climate Change, Cybersecurity, Saudi Arabia, Great Decisions, The Peacebuilding Toolkit, America's Diplomats, and Current Events. E...

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Board Member Dr. Schuyler Foerster published

 Dr. Schuyler Foerster, along with his British colleague, Ray Raymond, has published an article in Atlantic Council on the US-UK Special Relationship. Please find the article at http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/publications/issue-briefs/the-us-uk-special-relationship-at-a-critical-crossroads.

A Message From the Board President

 In light of recent events (the United States pulling out of the Paris Treaty, the Manchester bombing, and Angela Merkel and the European Union questioning America's support of its allies), it is imperative that we educate ourselves and others on the importance of understanding international relations and our place in this sphere. The Colorado...

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June Newsletter

 Check out our latest newsletter! http://myemail.constantcontact.com/June-News-and-Council-Updates.html?soid=1102783420986&aid=ow4N_A4KNmk