Akron Police Chief Hosts Sweden's Minister of Justice

Jane Walker Snider, ACWA Executive Director, reports on the visit to Akron of Beatrice Ask, Sweden’s Minister of Justice.

The Akron Police Department hosted Ms. Ask for a discussion of policing challenges in the Akron area compared with those in Sweden. Ms. Ask and Ms. Snider also rode with Sgt. Daniel J. Caprez for an hour while he covered his district.

Akron's Safety Forces Network Monitors City 24/7

Ms. Snider also reports on the City's high-tech Information Systems dispatch center, which uses sophisticated equipment to process more than 390,000 emergency calls annually.


Middle East Experts Address Today’s Critical Issues

Jane Walker Snider, ACWA Executive Director, reports on the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) conference, held in Washington, DC, February 1 – 3, 2007.

View photos from the national conference.


ACWA Hosts Awarding of French Legion of Honor Medal to WWII Veteran

Eugene E. Spack of Salem, Ohio, was honored by the French government as a Knight of the Legion of Honor. The ceremony coincided with the visit of Isabelle Marques-Gross, Deputy Consul General, Consulate General of France in Chicago, to discuss the relationship between France and the U.S.

Read an article from the Salem News about Mr. Spack and view photos from the event.


Germany Speaker Report - 680 Miles in Ohio

Andreas Krüger, Political Counselor, German Embassy, Washington, D.C., discusses his experience visiting Ohio to lead the September 21, 2006, Global Scholars and Speaker Event, "Germany in a Globalized World: Opportunities and Challenges for the Partnership Between Germany and the U.S."


Year in Review: 2005-2006 Programming

Jane Walker Snider, Executive Director, recaps the expansion of ACWA programming since September 2005. In this time, ACWA has added the Global Executives Roundtable, the Global Scholars Extracurricular High School Club, Academic WorldQuest competition for college students, and Great Decisions.

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