World Affairs Council of Central Illinois (WACCI)

Michael Coppedge discusses the state of Venezuela on stage in front of projected slides.
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Professor Michael Coppedge from Notre Dame University presents, “Venezuela Collapses.” Venezuela used to be the richest country in South America and a showcase of stable democracy. Now it is an unstable dictatorship with a collapsing economy. What happened? What’s next?

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In partnership with NPR Illinois, the World Affairs Council of Central Illinois presents "Trump and the World Economy" with Professor Steven Livingston. Watch or listen to the presentation below.

Donald Trump appears to be inaugurating the biggest change in America’s foreign trade policy since the 1930s. Dr. Livingston will discuss why and how he is trying to do this.  Will he succeed?  And if he does, what will result – for the U.S., and for the world?

WATCH: Mexican Democracy In The Age Of Uncertainty - A WACCI Presentation

Nov 9, 2017

Duncan Wood, Director of the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute since January 2013, is a “North American citizen,” lecturing and publishing widely in the United States, Mexico and Canada on intra-continental issues and relations, politics, security and trade with a primary focus on U.S.-Mexican ties.

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If you want to learn about something, you need to listen to people that know about it.  And if what's going on in the world piques your interest, a good place to start is the World Affairs Council of Central Illinois.   

Weekly sessions on various topics get underway Tuesday, March 24 as part of the Great Decisions series. 

Frank Kopecky is on the board member and a retired UIS faculty member. He spoke with WUIS' Sean Crawford:

The weekly series takes place at the Laurel Methodist Church at Walnut and South Grand in Springfield.  Here is the full list: