We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and a member of the World Affairs Councils of America!
The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is affiliated with the World Affairs Councils of America based in Washington, D.C. It is part of a national network of influential councils dedicated to educating and engaging the residents of our region in global issues. Our associates meet and interact with leading international writers, intellectuals, diplomats and political leaders, and we are dedicated to making these opportunities available to youth in our region, as well.
The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg promotes and facilitates international travel and provides opportunities for young people to learn about the world in their classrooms, through our programs and events, and through scholarships that enable them to visit countries around the globe.
We are supported by national and local organizations and businesses that understand the importance of connecting our region to the world, and that realize the benefits of opening young minds to different cultures and traditions. We also are supported by residents of Central Pennsylvania who are eager to expand their own horizons and accept their responsibilities as citizens of the world.
The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is governed by officers and a board of directors.
Dr. Joyce M. Davis
President & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Romeo Azondekon – Central Penn College
Lindsay Bowman – Harrisburg Academy
Ambassador John Craig – Ambassador-in-Residence, Elizabethtown College
Dr. Chris Dolan – Professor, Lebanon Valley College
Dr. Oralia Garcia Dominic – Penn State Hershey Medical School
Rev. Nathaniel Gadsden – United Way of the Capital Region
Pat Gadsden – President, Life Esteem Ministries
Dr. Eugene Lengerich – Penn State Hershey School of Medicine
Link Martin – Temple University Harrisburg
Robyn Meadows – Professor, Widener University School of Law
Dr. Mehdi Noorbaksh – Assistant Professor, Harrisburg University
Selma Onal – Development Consultant
Rubina Tareen – Independent Development Consultant
Azra Syed- Retired, PA State Department of Environmental Protection
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg Offices are located at:
Temple University Harrisburg
Walnut St. & N. 4th St
234 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Office Phone: 717 221 1627
Office Phone: 717 884 8618