Events

Council in the Classroom | Lt. Governor Mike Cooney

Interested teachers should call (406) 728-3328

 

Council in the Classroom (CITC) is the Montana World Affairs Council’s first distance learning initiative. Through videoconferencing, we have overcome the geographical and financial challenges faced by many schools and are now able to connect distinguished speakers, ambassadors, and international experts with classrooms across the Big Sky. With our partners at Inspired Classroom, we’ve reached students at nearly 40 schools mostly in rural and reservation communitites including Hays Lodge-Pole, Stanford, Hot Springs, and Ravalli.

For many students, this program is the first time they’ve been given the opportunity to ask an expert about the topics that fascinate them, or themes that they want to understand more deeply. In this way CITC doesn’t just educate. It actively engages our students, promotes critical thinking about global issues and helps shape the world leaders of tomorrow.

About our guest:

Mike Cooney became Montana’s 32nd Lieutenant Governor in January 2016 when appointed by Governor Steve Bullock.  Mike is a long time public servant and elected official, having served in both houses of the Montana legislative branch and three terms as Secretary of State prior to being selected as Lieutenant Governor.

A committed public leader for Montana, Lieutenant Governor Mike Cooney is Governor Bullock’s trusted partner as they work to advance the administration’s agenda of better jobs, better education and a more effective government.

Over the course of his career, Mike has a proven track record of helping Montana’s small businesses grow and succeed while finding ways to increase wages.  He is a strong champion of Montana’s public education system and continually seeks  innovative ways to support educators and increase funding.

Read more

Council in the Classroom | Raanan Adin: Israel Water Consulting

Interested teachers should call (406) 728-3328 to sign up

Council in the Classroom (CITC) is the Montana World Affairs Council’s first distance learning initiative. Through videoconferencing, we have overcome the geographical and financial challenges faced by many schools and are now able to connect distinguished speakers, ambassadors, and international experts with classrooms across the Big Sky. With our partners at Inspired Classroom, we’ve reached students at nearly 40 schools mostly in rural and reservation communitites including Hays Lodge-Pole, Stanford, Hot Springs, and Ravalli.

For many students, this program is the first time they’ve been given the opportunity to ask an expert about the topics that fascinate them, or themes that they want to understand more deeply. In this way CITC doesn’t just educate. It actively engages our students, promotes critical thinking about global issues and helps shape the world leaders of tomorrow.

About our guest:

Raanan Adin is an experienced R&D and Business Development executive, with over 25 years of expertise in global Water and High-Tech sectors. He is CEO of Adin Holdings (AH), an international water consulting and solutions company based in Israel and President Elect of Israel Water Association, a non-profit organization promoting public discussion on water challenges and dissemination of knowledge.
 

Prior to his work in water, Raanan served in leading positions in Israel’s high-tech sector, including several years in the Far East, managing operations in Japan, China, South Korea and Singapore.

 

Adin graduated from the prestigious Talpiot Academic Program of Israeli Defense Force in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as B.Sc. with distinction in physics, mathematics and computer science. As an inventor, Adin is co-author of 7 patents.

 

Read more

Karolo Aparicio | Executive Director of EcoViva | Council on the Radio

Karolo Aparicio | Executive Director of EcoViva

Karolo has over 15 years working for social and environmental causes, principally in fund development. Before joining EcoViva he led the Donor Services team at the Global Fund for Women and also led fundraising efforts for the Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter, International Rivers, Save The Bay and Global Exchange.

This is a Council on the Radio Program

Read more