Our Events

 

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April 5th at 6pm

Albania and the United States-An Endearing and Enduring Friendship
The Ambassador of Albania to the United States Floreta Faber will speak about the
friendshipand partnership between Albania and the United States. Opportunities to
deepen that friendshipwill be discussed, including: tourism, trade, educational
and cultural exchanges,development assistance, and the Peace Corps.
Register Here
 
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April 10th 4- 9pm
 
Interested in having a delicious meal while supporting your favorite
internationally focused organization? Consider dining at Outback
Steakhouse at 150 Dorset Street onTuesday, April 10th.
The VCWA will receive 15% of all proceeds that evening
if you mention our name. The opportunity will only happen if at least
20 commitments are made by April 7th, so please register here
to support us!
Register Here
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April 25th at 7:00pm
 
 At the Brownell Library, the VCWA is sponsoring the
Vermont Humanities First Wednesday Discussion. Stan Sloan, Visiting Scholar
at Middlebury and author of Defense of the West, will ask if a perfect storm of
external threats and internal politics is undermining Western values and interests.

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May 8th 6pm

Trump may kill the Iran Nuclear deal before May 12 and has just appointed John
Boltonas his National Security Advisor, who has publicly stated withdrawal from the
dealas a “top Trump administration priority.” But how did we get the Iran deal
and whatwill happen if it is abandoned? Are we once again on a path
to war with Iran? Trita Parsi, who had unparalleled access to both
US and Iranian officials duringthe negotiations, will talk about the
secret talks that led to the Deal and what will happen if it is abandoned.  
About Trita
Trita Parsi is an award winning author and the 2010 recipient of the Grawemeyer
Award for Ideas Improving World Order. He is the founder and president of the
 National Iranian American Council and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian
foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. He is the author of 
Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States
(Yale University Press 2007), for which he conducted more than 130 interviews
with senior Israeli, Iranian and American decision-makers. Treacherous Alliance
is the silver medal winner of the 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award from the
 Council on Foreign Relations.

Register Here

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June 6th at 7:00pm

At the Ilsley Public Library,  the VCWA is sponsoring the Vermont Humanities
First Wednesday Discussion. University of Vermont History Professor Emeritus
Mark A. Stoler examines the important personal relationship between Britain's
Prime Minister and America's President during their World War II alliance. 
 

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August 8th-21st
Pan-African Youth Leadership Program

This dynamic youth leadership program brings together students from across
Africawith adult mentors for a three week U.S.-based training and cultural
exchange. The program strengthens the students’ understanding of civic rights
and responsibilities, respect for diversity, and the importance of community
engagement. Also included in the PAYLP design is a series of workshops on
social entrepreneurship and two weeks of living with American host families.
If you have any questions or are interested in hosting a student in your
home, please contact Vinson Pierce at vinson@vermont.org.

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October 26th-November 3rd
Open World Leadership Program: Accountable Governance and the Media

Open World Leaderhip Program is a ten-day program which brings emerging
leaders from Eurasia to the United States to engage with professional counterparts.
The program was established in 1999 to foster cultural and political ties with Russia
but has since expanded outreach to other countries of the post-Soviet region. Since
its inception the program has brought over 24,000 delegates to 2,300 communities
throughout all 50 states. Open World provides programming in areas such as Rule
of Law, Accountable Governance and Social Services. Delegates have a one-day
orientation in Washington D.C. before travelling to a hosting community. The
delegates home-stay with local families and participate in a series of meetings, nterviews,
presentations, and panel discussions with experts in their fields. If you have any
questions or are interested in hosting a delegate in your home, please
contact Vinson Pierce at vinson@vermont.org.