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Mark Johnson | Distinguished Speakers Program

On November16th, 2017, Ambassador Mark Johnson participated as the featured guest for the Montana World Affairs Council’s Distinguished Speakers Program. Speaking on “American Foreign Policy: Continuity or Chaos?”, Ambassador Johnson spoke to over 300 members of the Missoula Community at the Holiday Inn, reflecting on this last year in American foreign policy and offering his insight and thoughts to current world affairs.

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Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney | Council in the Classroom

On November 16th, 2017, Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney participated in a Council in the Classroom, speaking as part of the 2017 Global Water Challenge run by the Montana World Affairs Council. Lt. Gov. Cooney spoke about drought and water rights in Montana, in particular reflecting on this recent fire season and its impact on Montana’s environment and economy. Lt. Gov. Cooney spoke live via video conference with middle and high school students throughout Montana, taking questions pre-prepared by the students.

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Karolo Aparicio Council in the Classroom

On September 28th, 2017, Karolo Aparicio participated in a Council in the Classroom live video conference with Montana students, speaking on El Salvador’s Water Crisis. Mr. Karolo is the executive director of EcoViva, a nonprofit organization focused on clean water awareness and education around the globe. A video of the event is on the Montana World Affairs Council YouTube page, and can be viewed here.

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