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About the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville

  2. 2. ABOUT THE WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL… A non-partisan, non-profit organizationwhose mission is to promote an understanding of the world and its people and to engage citizens of Northeast Florida in becoming better informed participants in the global community.
  3. 3. Did You Know?The Council was formed in 1985 as the National Interest Forum and joined the World Affairs Councils of America in 1995.
  4. 4. Speaker Line-Up for 2012-2013 Delivering the Stories Behind the Headlines
  5. 5. 2012-2013 Global Issues Evenings … John C. Inglis George W. Grayson Burt Rutan Alice Rivlin “Cyber-Security: Global “Mexico: Narco-Violence “Inspiration for Innovation “The Current Outlook forThreats –The Next 20 Years” and a Failed State?” and the New Race for Space” the Economy” Robin Wright Joseph S. Nye, Jr. David Satter “Rock the Casbah: Rage and “Russia: After the Reset” “The Future of American Power” Rebellion Across the Islamic World”
  6. 6. 2012-2013 Global Business Luncheons … “The “Cuba: European “The Future Economics, Debt Crisis: of Higher Business and Implications Education” Trade… What’s for the US the Future?” Economy” Joseph L. Scarpaci Greg Ip John Delaney AND A SPECIAL LUNCHEON ENGAGEMENT FEATURING: “Doing “The Future Business 2013: of Healthcare Past, Present Spending” and Future of Business Regulation” Alice M. Rivlin Adrian Gonzalez Ambassador Ryan Crocker
  7. 7. Did You Know? The World Affairs Councils of America is the largest nationalnon-partisan network with almost 100 councils in over 40 states.
  8. 8. Young Professionals Providing opportunities for individuals between the ages of 21 and 40 to develop a greater understanding of the world while connecting withothers who share an interest in world affairs and the globalization of Northeast Florida.
  9. 9. YOUNG PROFESSIONALS “YPS” ArtWalk International Trivia!In March, our YPs spent an evening in The World Affairs Council YPsdowntown Jacksonville for the Young gathered last week for an evening Professionals ArtWalk. Despite the of Trivia. Team PANGEA went home freezing weather, our members with the win, narrowly beating the enjoyed sharing the experience with competition by 1 point! other local YP organizations.
  10. 10. Did You Know? In 2005, the Jacksonville Council received the World Affairs Councils of America President’s Award for Outstanding Achievement, awarded annually to Councils that have shown extraordinaryinnovation, growth, outreach, and impact.
  11. 11. Educational Outreach Extending education resources to teachers and students.
  12. 12. GREAT DECISIONS An after-school enrichment program for high-school students, which exposes them to complex and critical issues facing our world.
  13. 13. GREAT DECISIONS Eleven high schools in the Jacksonville area are currently participating in the program.
  14. 14. ADMIRAL JONATHAN T. HOWEACADEMIC WORLDQUEST A team game testing competitors’ knowledge of international affairs, geography, history and culture. The winners are invited to the national competition held in Washington, D.C.
  15. 15. ADMIRAL JONATHAN T. HOWEACADEMIC WORLDQUEST2012-13 Winning Team XAOC from Stanton College Prep with sponsors John & Erlane Tait
  16. 16. Did You Know? The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville offers educational outreach and resources to high schools throughout Northeast Florida.
  17. 17. AMBASSADOR MARILYN MCAFEESCHOLARSHIPThe scholarship is in honor of the Council’s past president, Ambassador Marilyn McAfee, who devoted her professional career to serving in the Foreign Service and has been instrumental in the growth of the Council. $2,000 ANNUAL ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP For students whose academic program and/or future interests include pursuing a career in international business, government, foreign or military service.
  18. 18. 2013 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTThe World Affairs Council of Jacksonville ispleased to announce the 2013 AmbassadorMarilyn McAfee Scholarship recipient:JOY BAGWELL.Joy is a second-year student at UNF,pursuing a Bachelor Degree in InternationalRelations & Philosophy, and serves as theVice President of UNF’s Model U.N. Congratulations!
  19. 19. INTERNATIONAL CRISISMANAGEMENT EXERCISE (ICME) A scenario, role-play exercise where students act as members of the NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL … and work together to come up with recommendations for an acting President regarding a mock international crisis. ICME 2013 was held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 Made possible by the generous support of Holland & Knight
  20. 20. INTERNATIONAL CRISISMANAGEMENT EXERCISE With Ambassador Nancy Soderberg and Admiral Jonathan Howe acting as Presidents, students worked together to come up withrecommendations regarding various aspects of the international crisis.
  21. 21. TEACHER OUTREACH PROGRAMS When you train one teacher, hundreds of students are educated.Supporting teachers with resources that enhance their teaching.
  22. 22. SPOTLIGHT ON TURKEYOverseas Teacher Enrichment ProgramThe Spotlight on Turkey program focuses ongiving an overview of the history of Turkeywith a special emphasis on Turkish culture toAmerican educators and the general public. With a spring teachers workshop, a Study Tour over the summer, and a cultural engagement in the fall, the program emphasizes classroom learning and public education about Turkey and its contributions to the global community.
  23. 23. 2013 STUDY TOUR TO TURKEY PARTICIPANTSThe following four local educators have been selectedto represent the Council and Northeast Florida on the 2-week Study Tour to Turkey: John Jordi, Denise Dean, Bishop Snyder Lake Shore Middle Alina Mar, Rebecca Cofield, Ponte Vedra High Hilliard Middle Senior High Congratulations!
  24. 24. Did You Know? Our Board of Directors and Advisory Board includes ambassadors, senior military officers, business & community leaders and government officials.
  25. 25. Membership Interested in supporting what we do? Discover a world of opportunities with membership in the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville - stop by theMembership table after the presentation to learn more!
  27. 27. GREAT VALUE IN PREMIER MEMBERSHIP ANDSPONSORSHIP…. Opportunities to Meet Guest Speakers and Engage in Dialogue
  28. 28. EDUCATIONAL AND ENTERTAINING PROGRAMSAND EVENTS… As a World Affairs Council member, you join a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about expanding international awareness.
  29. 29. Did You Know? The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville is a growingorganization with more than 1,000 members, drawing from across Northeast Florida.
  30. 30. Member and Sponsor Appreciation Membership dues, contributions, grants and sponsorships provide the funding to support our highly acclaimed programs and education outreach initiatives.THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
  31. 31. THANK YOU TO OUR AMBASSADOR’S CIRCLEMEMBERS…Dr. & Mrs. William L. Bainbridge Major General & Mrs. MauryMr. & Mrs. Scott Baker Edmonds(Ret.)Mr. & Mrs. Frank Barker Mr. & Mrs. Spence EdwardsMr. Jeffrey Bernardo Dr. Ann Randolph FlipseMr. William R. Blackard, Jr. Major General & Mrs. John Fryer(Ret.)Mr. & Mrs. J. Nelson Bradshaw Mr. & Mrs. George GibbsThe Honorable Alvin Brown Mr. & Mrs. Harry Goodall, Jr.Mr. & Mrs. Jacob F. Bryan IV Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. GoodwinMr. & Mrs. Shepard Bryan Ms. Judith HaberkornMr. & Mrs. Norman Cannon Lieutenant General & Mrs. F.LDr. & Mrs. Yank Coble Hagenbeck (Ret.)Mr. & Mrs. Luther Coggin Mr. & Mrs. William HarrellU.S. Representative Ander Crenshaw Mr. & Mrs. Robert HartMr. & Mrs. Lad Daniels Mr. & Mrs. Jack HelmickMr. Hugh Durden Admiral & Mrs. Jonathan T. Howe
  32. 32. CONTINUED THANK YOU TO OURAMBASSADOR’S CIRCLE MEMBERS… Dr. & Mrs. Calvin Hudson Ms. Susan Ponder-Stansel Mr. & Mrs. Gregory G. Huston Mr. & Mrs. Robert C. Preble Ms. Denise Kowkabany Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Reilly III Ms. Jane Lanier Ambassador John D. Rood Dr. & Mrs. Gasper Lazzara Mr. & Mrs. Peter Rummell Mr. & Mrs. James L. Liang Mr. & Dr. John Ryzewic Mr. Ed Lombard Dr. & Mrs. Ralph Sawyer Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Mack Mr. & Mrs. Fred Schantz Mr. Marvin Mann Mr. Fritz Skeen & Ms. Helen Morse Dr. & Mrs. William C. Mason Mr. & Mrs. Tom Smith Mr. & Mrs. Michael McKenny Ambassador Nancy Soderberg Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Moorer Mrs. Fiona L. Strathern Mr. & Mrs. Russell B. Newton, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Steve Taras Mr. & Mrs. Robert Paul Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Thompson
  34. 34. THANK YOU TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS… Mackowski Family Foundation – Dick & Marty Jones John & Erlane Tait
  35. 35. THANK YOU TO OUR SILVER SPONSORS… Pete & Marilyn Carpenter Robert & Sallie Ann Hart Bob & Sandy Cook William & Barbara Harrell Judith R. Haberkorn Marty Jones-Holmes Private Client Group
  36. 36. THANK YOU TO OUR SILVER SPONSORS…Admiral & Mrs. Jonathan T. Howe Victoria M. RogersCarolyn Marsh Lindsay Fiona Strathern & Thad MoseleyW. Radford Lovett II WINGOOD FOUNDATION (A Goodwin Family Fund)Russell & Joannie Newton
  37. 37. THANK YOU TO OUR BRONZE SPONSORS…Cecilia Bryant and Dr. Richard Lipsey The Winston Family FoundationAmbassador Marilyn McAfee (Ret.)
  38. 38. Thank You to Our Media Sponsors…
  39. 39. Did You Know? Every Member Counts! We need your support! Memberships make these programs possible. Without ourmembers, we would not be able to bring a world of information to you and your community. Become a member and uncover a world of opportunities today!