Click on Events calendar to see Programs for
the 2013-14 Season as they are scheduled!
Wed., March 12
Sr. Fellow, FPRI
5:45 - 7:30 PM
Wed., March 26
WorldQuest XIV Fundraiser
Dinner & International
Trivia Game, Raffles, etc.
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Sunday, March 30
Marie Hurley Travel Lecture
Urban Affairs Correspondent
"Grand Central: How a
Train Station Transformed
Mon., March 31
John P. Entelis
Prof. & Chair, Pol. Sci.
Dept., Fordham Univ.
Wed., April 2
Former Dep. Asst. Sec.
for Terrorist Financing
& Financial Crimes, US
Dept. of the Treasury
5:45 - 7:30 PM
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for information on a trip to Myanmar in February 2014
with Forum Executive Director Kay Maxwell.
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members of other councils when they are
visiting Fairfield (CT) or Westchester (NY) counties to
attend our events.
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ACADEMIC WORLDQUEST - Bronxville HS Takes First
High School Wins Academic WorldQuest!
Will compete in national competition in Washington,
DC, April 26, 2014
The Forum's Annual Academic WorldQuest was held on
February 1st at UCONN/Stamford. Ten teams from high
schools in Fairfield County, CT and Westchester County,
NY competed in an exciting event that tested their
knowledge on a variety of international topics. Lead
sponsor of the event was MasterCard Worldwide.
Additional sponsors included the Arora Foundation and
the Hageman Foundation. Donuts were provided by Dunkin'
Congratulations to all the competitors!
FIRST PLACE TEAM - BRONXVILLE HS
(L-R) Advisor Steve Klurfeld, Students Owen Rapaport &
Gina Elbert, Pilar Ramos of MasyerCard Worldwide,
Students Jack Magaud and George Grealey, and Debra
Thompson-Van, Chair, Academic WorldQuest
Second Place Team – AITE
Mrs. Nicholas DeAntonis, Students Patrick Connolly,
Michelle Printsev, Sean Burke and Akshat Misra, and
Harry Arora of the Arora Foundation.
Third Place Team - Wilton HS
Advisor Barbara Lyons, Harry Arora of the Arora
Foundation, Students Kurt Rubin, Jack Kaelin, Dominic
Schefers, Jeremy Brewer
Congressman Jim Himes Addresses
George Paik, Chairman, Board of Directors, World
Affairs Forum and Pilar Ramos, MasterCard Worldwide and
Member, Forum Board of Directors
FORUM SERIES PROGRAM - Wednesday, March 12
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Chastened Circumstances: A Regional Review of its
Strategic Status Three Years After The Arab Spring"
is currently a Senior Fellow with the Foreign Policy
Research Institute. He specializes in analyzing Turkey,
the Caucasus region, and Central Asia. He has reported
for The Weekly Standard, the Asian Wall Street Journal
Weekly and the Washington Times. He has also served as
Program Director for Freedom House in Azerbaijan,
managing post-Soviet political and economic programs. In
addition, he authored Azerbaijan as part of Mason Crest/FPRI's
"The Growth and Influence of Islam" series. Robbins
frequently lectures at universities and policy
institutes. Robbins studied at Bosphorus
University, Istanbul, on a Fulbright-Hayes fellowship
and holds an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from New York
Broad Street & Washington Blvd.
Refreshments/Networking: 5:45 PM
Presentation/Q&A 6:15-7:30 PM
Forum Members/Faculty/Students: No Charge
WORLDQUEST XIV - "Let the Game Begin! - Wednesday,
World Affairs Forum's Signature Event
International Trivia Game,
Dinner, Silent Auction,
March 26, 2014
6:00 - 10:00 P.M. The Italian Center, Stamford
is the World Affairs Forum's Signature Event. Cocktails
and dinner start the evening, and the fun begins with
tables competing for 'medals' by correctly answering
questions on current events and international affairs.
David Smith, host of Cablevision's "Meet The
Leaders", will serve as Game Master. A highlight of
the evening will be the raffle drawing for a $1000
Amazon.com gift card. There will also be silent
auctions and many other raffle prizes.
The cost of the evening is $80, which includes dinner
and the game. A cash bar will be available during the
evening and the festivities begin at 6 PM. Everyone is
invited to join in and we'll organize the teams of 10,
or you can put together your own team of friends and "go
for the gold".
Raffle tickets can be purchased for $20 from the
World Affairs Forum (203-356-0340)You need not be
present to win.
Call the Forum office to reserve a table or we will seat
$ 80 Table
of 10: $ 800
DON'T MISS A FUN EVENT THAT BENEFITS
THE WORLD AFFAIRS FORUM!