World Affairs Dialogue

 Friday, August 24, 2018 
3:00pm-4:00pm

Each Friday afternoon at 3 p.m., the Lakeside Chautauqua World Affairs Dialogue presents an opportunity for thoughtful discussion on international events and ongoing world issues. The dialogue is held to promote further learning about world affairs and is not a political forum. Advance reading materials are suggested and attendees are encouraged to study the issue in advance and come prepared to participate in discussion with ideas, on-­topic commentary and expertise.

Have you ever been on a mission trip abroad, or wish to include volunteering as part of your trip overseas? This Friday, August 24, moderator Victoria Ashley will present a discussion of “Voluntourism – helping or hurting?” Questions we will discuss include:

  • What is “voluntourism”?
  • Do volunteers help an overseas organization?
  • How should I/my church support a cause we believe in?
  • How do I know where the fees I pay to volunteer are dollars are going?

To read reviews of volunteer and mission trip travel agents and coordinators:

http://coyotecommunications.co...

http://www.iamthevoluntourist....

To read about short-­term mission trips:

http://www.csm.org/articlewhymost/

To learn more about tourism to orphanages in Cambodia and other places:

http://orphanages.no/article.html

If you have ever been on a mission or volunteer trip, we really hope you’ll join us and tell us about it!

Wish to continue the Dialogue? As our Chautauqua season draws to a close, Cleveland/Northeast Ohio residents may be interested in forum-­‐style events sponsored by The Cleveland Council on World Affairs. The Speaker Series has two tracks of programming, the Foreign Policy Forum and the Global Dialogue Forum. The Foreign Policy Forum includes think tank and academic experts, government officials and current/former diplomats in discussion on relevant and timely geopolitical topics ranging from foreign policy to world economics and current global issues. The Global Dialogue Forum addresses the most pressing social and humanitarian issues including refugee assistance, education and global food security. Check the CCWA calendar offerings here:

http://www.ccwa.org/programs/s...

CCWA also offers career nights, citizen hosting opportunities and other events of interest to the international community. If you are not in the northeast Ohio area, check to see if there may be an affiliate Council on World Affairs or university in your city, offering similar programming.

Please join us in Chautauqua Hall this Friday at 3 p.m. If you would like to be added to our email distribution list or have suggestions or questions about the Dialogue, please contact the Education Department at education@lakesideohio.com or (419) 798-­4461 ext. 239.

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