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World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads
It's your World. Know It! 
World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads 4501 N Witchduck Rd Ste G, Virginia Beach, VA 23455       (757) 363-3090
email: worldaffairs@hrwac.org                                                                                                              web site: www.hrwac.org

5th Annual 
Ambassador Ryan Crocker 
Global Citizen 
of the Year Award Dinner
Rt. Hon. David Miliband
WHRO Studio
February 26, 2015
Reception: 5:30 pm
Program: 6:15 pm
Limited seating, register early!

​Ambassador Karen Stewart
Political Advisor to the Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff and to NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
at The Reiff Center, Christopher Newport University
March 12, 2015

NATO Festival Dinner
April, 2015​

Ancient Cities & Colonial Splendors of Sri Lanka 
 February 4-18, 2015 Join Council board member Maria Zammit for an indepth look at this unique country.

Oxford and the Cotswolds featuring Highclere Castle, the site for filming BBC's Downton Abbey
August 14-22, 2015
Reserve by March 6 and save $300 per person!

Go to www.wacphila.org for details on these trips and other great excursions into foreign lands!

World Affairs Council
 Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker 
Become a World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads Sponsor Today!
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Participate in Great Decisions!
Click here for Winners of WorldQuest 2014 
and view the video compilation!
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WorldQuest competition?

City of Norfolk

Old Dominion University

Christopher Newport University

Bay Diesel & Generator

Oceana Associates, LLC

Margaret Little, CFP

Frank Reidy Research Center
 for Bioelectrics, ODU

 Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission


January 17 - March 7, 2015
10:00 - 12:00 
Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Register Here!

Next Topic:

Sectarianism in the Middle East

Dr. Joseph Hodes, Old Dominion University
January 31

​Many of the current conflicts in the Middle East have been attributed to sectarianism, a politicization of ethnic and religious identity. From the crisis in Iraq and Syria to the tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the struggle between Sunni and Shi‘i groups for dominance is tearing apart the region and shows no signs of abating. But for all the religious discourse permeating the conflict, much of its roots are political, not religious. How does sectarianism fit into a larger narrative of the Middle East? How have governments manipulated sectarian differences? And finally, what is the U.S. doing about it? 

Please note change:

"Syria's Refugee Crisis" is now on February 7 


"India Changes Course" is now February 21

We apologize for any inconvenience resulting from the change.