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YOUR BRIDGE TO THE WORLD

WHO WE ARE

World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities is a member of the national association of World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), a nationwide network of councils fostering a deeper understanding of key global issues.

WHAT WE DO

WACQC is dedicated to promoting awareness of international affairs by organizing high quality programs once a month and an annual World Cultures Festival.

OUR MISSION

The World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to foster global education and international understanding within the Quad Cities and beyond.

Join Us for One of Our 2023-24    Monthly Events

26
Sep

Northern Ireland, Dr. Mara Adams

24
Oct

Modern Ireland, Dr. Joseph McDowell

28
Nov

Panel Discussion on Public Health, Ann Garton, DNP, FPCC, RN, CNE and Erin Sodawasser-Hermiston, MPH, Master of Public Health Program at St. Ambrose University, The Power of International Service Learning and Opportunities.

30
Jan

The State of Refugees in the QC by No Niang (Hanna) from World Relief of Moline will speak on the history of refugee status in the U.S. and overseas, the status today, and how World Relief assists them locally. 

27
Feb

Stories from Around the World, Dr. Ethan Gannaway (Italy), Peter T Xiao (Amsterdam), Dr. Matthew Coomber (Germany, Austria, Czech Republic)

Ethan Gannaway has PhD in Classical Archaeology and Classical language and is a history professor of St. Ambrose University will share his experiences traveling to Italy. Peter T Xiao is an art professor and artist of Augustana College, who specializes in Dutch art collections. He will share his stories and experiences on an Amsterdam trip from January of 2023. Matthew J. M. Coomber is a professor of biblical studies and theology at St. Ambrose University and an Episcopal priest. He takes students around Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic.

26
Mar

Navigating Tides: The Evolution of  U.S. - China Relations Post Covid-19, Dr. Xiaowen Zhang

Professor Zang’s presentation delves into the complex dynamics of U.S.-China relations following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. From examining significant policy shifts to exploring firsthand observations of how these changes are affecting the lives of everyday Chinese citizens, attendees will gain a nuanced perspective on the ground realities of this new era in U.S.-China relations.

07
Apr

Annual QC World Cultures Festival
**Hosted at Rogalski Center Ballroom, St. Ambrose University

30
Apr

Diversity in Media, Dr. Brett Billman

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We are very happy to be a part of Iowa Shares: a coalition of social change, environmental, and cultural nonprofit organizations throughout the state of Iowa

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