EVENTS

The World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities events are dedicated to educating, inspiring and engaging Americans in international affairs and the critical global issues of our times.
Free Admission
7:00 PM
Bettendorf Public Library

2950 Learning Campus Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722

Attention: This event has been cancelled due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. 

JAN

26

WOMEN IN ISLAM: AT THE CROSSROADS OF FAITH, CULTURE, RIGHTS, AND VALUES

 

Dr. Lisa Killinger,

Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Islam is one of the most poorly understood religions in the world. Misconceptions and myths about women’s issues are common and are complicated by cultural clutter.  In this panel discussion we will examine the often-blurry lines between the guidance of the faith and the behaviors influenced by a wide range of cultures.  Issues such as marriage, motherhood, money-matters and education will be explored by women representing 3 continents, and diverse backgrounds.  What about women heads of state? Is the education of women encouraged or taboo? If a woman works outside the home, where does that money go? Answers to these and many more controversial and engaging questions will be shared: Surprises guaranteed!

FEB

23

TO BE ANNOUNCED

MAR

23

CAN WE MIGRATE TO ANOTHER PLANET OR SAVE THE EARTH?

Dr. Matlub Ahmad, Professor of Physics and Astronomy,

Black Hawk College

Astronomers detected the existence of the first exo-planet (outside of our solar system) in 1995. Since then 4000 or more planets have been discovered. The search continues to find a planet as habitable as our Earth. The scientific principles and the evolving technology will be presented to show the current status of our quest. At the same time scientific studies related to Earth’s ecological condition and the associated social and economic movements will be presented. The question remains can science answer this question: Is our destiny elsewhere or should we stay here and work it out?

APR

27

CULTURAL DIFFERENCE AND ADVERTISING THEMES

 

Dr. Jin Chung, Assistant Professor of Marketing,

St. Ambrose University

Different cultures influences persuasion in advertising. We are going to learn about tight and loose cultures and how they influence persuasion in advertising and consumer behavior. This is going to be example- and discussion- based presentation.

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