Ten deserving students from the Milwaukee area will have the opportunity to attend the 2017 World Affairs Seminar (WAS) from June 24 – June 30th at Carroll University thanks to the generous contribution $5,850 from the RCM Community Trust.
Started in 1977 as the brainchild of Rotarian Dr. Dale Brock, the program now has over 27,000 alumni living all over the globe. RCM members Jim Dorman, Bill Coleman, Steve Chevalier and Joe Caruso serve on the WAS board.
“Peace through Understanding” is the WAS motto. Their vision is to build global leaders and citizens through international seminars with an innovative, rigorous academic program. Their focus is on current global topics and trends. They offer students recreational activities that foster interaction and understanding among participants, staff and speakers.
WAS offers students the opportunity to listen and interact with leaders from the government, international organizations, media and businesses.
Each year seminar is organized around a theme. This year WAS will focus on “changing around the world through education and social justice”. They will work with fellow delegates to define issues and problem areas related to education and social justice, with the end goal of having students discover how they can personally make the world a better place.
Ian Riseley, President Elect of Rotary International, will give a keynote address on Monday, June 26th. President-Elect Riseley will speak about how Rotary values and youth initiatives weave into education and social justice. All Rotarians are invited to attend!
To learn more about the World Affairs Seminar visit www.worldaffairsseminar.org or to get a scholarship application for a Milwaukee student who does not have the means to attend, please contact the Rotary office. Student applications are due at the end of April and awardees will be announced in May.