Council Blog Intro

Welcome to MWAC’s new website and new blog! We hope that you all had a wonderful time with family and friends, and have transitioned smoothly into the final push before Christmas. Here at the World Affairs Council, we are doing precisely that with a fundraiser, Academic WorldQuest planning and yes, more Turkey.

This Sunday, December 2nd, from Noon – 4:00pm, our friends at Fact and Fiction Downtown are hosting a fundraiser for the Council. 40% of all proceeds from the afternoon
will go towards WACMT, and will ultimately help in providing international education opportunities in Montana communities and classrooms. This local business has passionately
served the reading community in Missoula for over 25 years, offering literature to Missoulians and students alike. So, if that Christmas shopping list is not quite complete, picking up a few books at this event would be a great opportunity to support a local business and help promote global awareness in Missoula and around the state.

In addition to diligently working down a call list of roughly 200 potential Academic WorldQuest coaches, Aimee and the interns are diligently preparing for the 2013 AWQ
competition. Last year’s competition was the nation’s 3rd largest and we hope that the 2013 competition will bring even more students from around Montana that are excited to engage in global affairs. Speaking of more, let’s talk Turkey.

As the recipient of a study-tour scholarship, Montanan high school educator Carolyn Grimaldi travelled to Turkey for a 10-day study tour to discover the history and culture of
that fascinating country. Next Tuesday (December 4th) Mrs. Grimaldi will host a screening of Turkey’s Tigers: Integrating Islam and Corporate Culture at 7pm at the Missoula Public
Library. The film follows members of Turkey’s up-and-coming business community as they develop and carry out their manufacturing and marketing strategies in a (sometimes
traditionalist) environment. Mrs. Grimaldi will offer her insights on how she saw these factors at play in Turkey and lead us through a discussion after the screening.

That’s all the latest for now, we hope to see you at the above events and have a great week under the Big Sky.

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