Yearly Archives: 2024

Creekside High School Triumphs at the 2024 Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest

In February, the team "Iran to First Place" from Creekside High School lived up to their name, clinching victory at the 19th annual Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest competition. This achievement earned them a spot at The Carlos and Malu Alvarez National Academic WorldQuest Competition, where they competed against top students from councils nationwide in the heart of Washington D.C., with all-expenses-paid trip by the Council.    Meet the Winning Team  "Iran to First Place" is consists of four outstanding students from Creekside High School: Juniors Sohum Sheth and Addison Hopwood, and Seniors Sam Kass and Benjamin York. With

By |May 14th, 2024|Categories: Academic World Quest, Education, General|Tags: |Comments Off on Creekside High School Triumphs at the 2024 Admiral Jonathan T. Howe Academic WorldQuest

Council Announces 2024-25 Board Fellows

The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville is proud to introduce and welcome our 2024-25 Board Fellows: Emma Markle and Camm Potter. Emma Markle is a junior political science and international studies major at the University of North Florida. Camm Potter is a senior political science major at the University of North Florida. The Board Fellows program offers two exceptional area undergraduate students the opportunity to serve as non-voting members on the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville’s Board of Directors for a one-year term. Board Fellows work closely with the Board of Directors and Council staff, attend board meetings and

By |May 9th, 2024|Categories: Education, General|Comments Off on Council Announces 2024-25 Board Fellows

Council Announces 2024 Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship Recipients

Left to Right: Kayla Drake, Ambassador Marilyn McAfee, Kiki Karpen, Robert Bright According to Chantal Mitchell, "Study abroad is the single most effective way of changing the way we view the world." Yet, while many desire to study abroad and expand their worldview, cost is often a deterrent. This is where the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville’s Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship comes into play. The Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship is awarded each year to undergraduate and graduate students with outstanding academic performance and career aspirations in international business, public policy, foreign affairs, or military service.

By |May 2nd, 2024|Categories: Education, General|Tags: , |Comments Off on Council Announces 2024 Ambassador Marilyn McAfee Scholarship Recipients

Great Decisions Highlight: Elliana Corbett

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,” Lao Tzu once wrote. These wise words certainly connect to Elliana Corbett’s journey as a Great Decisions participant. Elliana first got involved with Great Decisions during her freshman year at Jean Ribault High School after learning about the monthly after-school meetings. Since that initial step, a world of possibilities has opened for Elliana and her future. Elliana Corbett Corbett noted that the meetings with University of North Florida professor, Mary Avery, have been a personal highlight for her and have fueled her interest in foreign affairs

By |April 26th, 2024|Categories: Education, General|Tags: |Comments Off on Great Decisions Highlight: Elliana Corbett

Deciphering the Russia-Ukraine Conundrum: Insights from Matthew Rojansky’s Visit

As the world spins madly on, what remains at the center of the world's attention is the Russia-Ukraine war. While the war has carried on for over two years now, the implications of the conflict carries significant weight across the globe. For Americans, awareness has been heightened as the U.S. government weighs its commitment to Ukraine while balancing other fiscal and political responsibilities. Further, Tucker Carlson's visit to Russia and interview of President Vladimir Putin generated considerable buzz, particularly during an election year that could drastically shape diplomatic relations between the U.S., Russia, and Ukriane. As a result,

By |March 11th, 2024|Categories: General, News, Speaker Series|Tags: |Comments Off on Deciphering the Russia-Ukraine Conundrum: Insights from Matthew Rojansky’s Visit

Chilling Diplomacy: Recapping Robert Daly’s Analysis of the New Cold War Between the U.S. and China

While the weather in Florida slowly warms, Robert Daly's lecture on February 13 reminded the gathered audience that we are still enduring the effects of winter. Not necessarily meteorologically speaking, but certainly diplomatically. During Daly's two day visit to Jacksonville, attendees were given a unique look at the tense relationship between the United States and China. When asked near the end of his lecture on Tuesday evening what a career path might look like for a young American studying China, he simply said he would label them "a cold warrior." Mr. Daly was referring to his oft repeated line

By |February 15th, 2024|Categories: General, Speaker Series|Comments Off on Chilling Diplomacy: Recapping Robert Daly’s Analysis of the New Cold War Between the U.S. and China
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