Items Tagged with 'World Affairs Council of Western Michigan'


World Affairs Council producing speaker series

January 25, 2018
A local nonprofit focused on global issues is hosting a speaker series. Read More

Street Talk: Political learning curve

Burst of energy.

September 1, 2017
West Michigan has an unusual connection to geopolitical maneuverings in the Asia-Pacific region, which will be in the spotlight when the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan hosts its 68th anniversary luncheon later this year. Read More

Expert: West Michigan ‘well-positioned’ in trade market

CEO of SafeSource Trading credits region’s diversity in advanced manufacturing, agriculture for good standing.

April 14, 2017
A Chinese expert believes much of the world is looking at trade all wrong, but West Michigan has a lot to gain. Read More

Change Ups: Anderson receives FPA Medal

October 7, 2016
Dixie Anderson, executive director of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, received the Foreign Policy Association Medal at the Harvard Club of New York for demonstrating responsible internationalism and expanding public knowledge of international affairs. Read More

Street Talk: Pieces of a bigger pie

Pound-for-pound champ.

October 7, 2016
When a Chinese student comes to the United States and studies at a university, it’s an export for the American economy. Read More

Canadian diplomat relishes trade opportunities

May 13, 2016
With $1.4 million per minute crossing the U.S.-Canadian border, the relationship between the two countries is one of the largest trade partnerships in the world. Read More

Official holds out little hope for trade with Cuba

Cuban Congress this month will decide the direction of the nation’s economy.

April 1, 2016
According to Charles Shapiro, Cuba is atop a high dive with a decision to make. Read More

Speaker offers insights into Cuba’s economy

Former U.S. coordinator for Cuban Affairs takes a dim view of island nation’s prospects.

March 25, 2016
The romanticized vision Americans may have of Cuba could very well change. Read More

Street Talk: Affairs of the heart

Going to market.

November 6, 2015
For someone whose job depends on interacting with high-ranking world leaders and hobnobbing with some of the country’s leading intellectuals, it’s not often Dixie Anderson, executive director of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, finds herself at a loss for words. Read More

Chinese foreign direct investment is on the rise

Experts expect Chinese FDI to reach $100 billion to $200 billion in next five years.

October 9, 2015
Nineteen years ago, when Sheldon Day became mayor of Thomasville, Alabama, the biggest issue he faced was the city’s exports: its children. Read More