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.
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.
EU Ambassador to the United States, David O’Sullivan, met with business and economic leaders from Montana on September 28th, 2017 for the Council’s Business Luncheon Series roundtable discussion. The Ambassador met with banking, agricultural, technological, and medical entrepreneurs all around Missoula, and spoke at length regarding trade and commerce, Brexit, and the current political climate of Europe.