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  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:37 AM | World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    The East-West Center in Hawaii is holding a seminar for women entrepreneurs and innovators from May 6 to 19, 2018!

    This seminar will focus on the role "innovation and entrepreneurship play in contributing to economic growth, job creation, and strengthening communities".

    You can find more information here. The deadline for applications is February 6, 2017. Please let us know if you're applying - we would love to hear from you!


  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 10:37 PM | World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    Bates Technical College is looking for host families in February! Check out their announcement:

    Bates Technical College is looking for host families for a group of 12 year-old male Chinese students and they will study at Bates Technical College from February 5th to February 9th, 2018. If you have a spare furnished bedroom and open to a new culture, it will be an excellent opportunity to start with hosting international students.

    • Host two students (or one student, one group leader) per host family. They can share one bedroom.
    • Provide self-serve breakfast and lunch. We encourage you sit down and spend dinner time with your students. Provide transportation to Bates Technical College in the morning if possible.
    • You will be compensated by $400 with hosting 2 students in one week.

    For more information, please contact Manager of International Programs (Yifan Sun) at ysun@bates.ctc.edu.

    You can view the PDF for this announcement here.


  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 3:28 AM | World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    The World Trade Center Tacoma will welcome the Mayor of Tacoma’s new Sister City of Brovary as he returns for his second time leading a business delegation on December 5 at 10:30 AM at World Trade Center Tacoma. Due to the conflicts between Ukraine and Russia and the accompanying Russian trade sanctions on Ukraine, the country has a surplus of production and is seeking new trade channels. Moreover, it has a need to develop new sources of product.

    Companies and sectors to be represented:

    • Investments of the Third Millenium, LLC (aluminum building products)
    • Sofia, LLC (clothing)
    • Kaman, LLC (footwear)
    • Best (acquisition of solar panels, sale of food condiments)
    • Kylv-Guma (sale of rubber products used in medical, technical, and agriculture)
    • Poliplastt, LLC (acquisition of equipment for dry-construction mixes and paints)
    • Brovary-Plastmast LLC (to develop partnerships with plastic manufacturers)
    • Rythm (to develop partnerships in concrete production)
    • Deka-Invest (interest in commercial and residential construction)

    This even is open to both members and non-members of WTC Tacoma! You can learn more information and register here

  • Wednesday, November 01, 2017 11:46 PM | World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    A friendly reminder that CRPF is holding a couple great events for the public. Don't miss out!

    Walk for Reconciliation

    Saturday, November 4, 8:30 AM - Tacoma Chinese Reconcilation Park
    Join CRPF on a Walk for Reconciliation to recognize and remember the anniversary of the Chinese Expulsion of 1885. The walk will begin at the Chinese Reconciliation Park and end at Tacoma Art Museum. Light refreshments and coffee will be provided.

    More information here.

    All About Pu'er

    Thursday, November 29, 7:00 PM - Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center at the University of Puget Sound
    An evening with Teabook CEO and Tea Master Jeffrey Mcintosh on decoding the mysticism of Pu'er tea and the ever-changing premium tea market in China. This event includes a lecture, question-and-answer session and a tea tasting. Free to the public!

    More information here.

    You can keep up with CRPF events and outreach on their website at tacomachinesepark.org.

    Interested in co-promoting events with us? Drop us a line through Twitter, Facebook or email us!

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017 5:48 AM | World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    Two years in a row, WAC Tacoma has a great scholar traveling to DC to attend World Affairs Councils of America's national conference! Congratulations to Youcef Bennour! 

  • Sunday, October 08, 2017 7:10 AM | World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    A special thanks to Bates Technical College and all the candidates and guests! 

    Port of Tacoma Candidates standing together

    From left to right: John McCarthy, Dick Marzano, Noah Davis, Don Meyer, Eric Holdeman and Kristin Ang

  • Sunday, October 01, 2017 11:52 PM | World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    The World Affairs Council of America is looking to bring student scholars for a national conference this year on November 15 to 17. If you are a current high school or college student and live in the area, WAC Tacoma can nominate you! You can read more information here - and please contact us if you're interested. The deadline is October 13!

  • Monday, September 18, 2017 10:52 PM | World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    Our 28th Annual Consular Association Reception was a great success! We already have a couple photos on Facebook and will be posting more to it and our website soon, but in the meantime we want to give a special thanks to all our sponsors:

    Ambassador Sponsors:

    Alaska Airlines

    The News Tribune

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    Consul Sponsors:

    Eisenhower Carlson

    City of Tacoma

    Institute for Global Engagement, University of Washington Tacoma

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    Diplomat Sponsors:

    Center of Excellence for Global Trade and Supply Chain Management at Highline College

    Pierce College Foundation

    Tacoma Community College

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    International Attaché Sponsors:

    Pacific Northwest Shop

    Washington State University


  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:41 PM | World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    On July 25, 2017, World Affairs Council Tacoma along with Asia Pacific Cultural Center held a forum for the Tacoma Mayoral Candidates. You can view a saved video of the event filmed as a facebook live feed below, or check out our facebook page at facebook.com/wactacoma.  (And thanks to 1476 people who saw this FB post as well as all 677 who have viewed the video so far!)

  • Monday, July 03, 2017 8:46 PM | World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    World Affairs Council Tacoma mourns the passing of long-time board member and civic icon, Dawn Lucien. You can learn more about Dawn's life and great achievements in a special remembrance printed in the Tacoma News Tribune back in June.

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