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INDONESIA IN THE NEWSJust as the Council brings Indonesia’s U.S. Ambassador Dino Patti Djalal to North Texas on Thursday, June 13, to discuss his nation’s advances and strengths, economic challenges are bringing changes to the world’s third largest democracy. The Wall Street Journal reported Monday morning that Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has appointed a new finance minister, Chatib Basri. His duty, according to the WSJ story, is to “help revamp the fast-growing economy” as Indonesia’s elections approach in 2014. Read that WSJ story HERE.
SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT IN JULY In keeping with the Council’s reputation as a splendid motivator for significant conversation about important topics, we’re going to the big screen in July with the film Not My Life. It is a documentary about the “cruel and dehumanizing practices of human trafficking and modern slavery on a global scale.”
The presentation of Not My Life is a program of the World Affairs Councils of America with support provided by a grant from Carlson & the Carlson Family Foundation. Council members have free admission to this July 17 screening at the Angelica Film Center Café Dallas. Learn more.
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The Council’s subscription agreement with Foreign Policy magazine has changed. Council members will no longer continue to automatically receive a free subscription to the magazine. If you would like to continue your subscription to Foreign Policy magazine, click here to opt in to your subscription.
Congratulations to Bhavani Parpia, the 2013 World Affairs Council International Educator of the Year. She has a résumé befitting the distinguished award, serving as coordinator of the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District’s respected International Business Initiative and having founded the global non-profit ConnecTeach, which links teachers “worldwide in the spirit of service, learning and collaboration.” International Education Program Executive Director Jennifer Bowden praises Parpia’s dedication and effectiveness and says, “She is a model teacher and a great person.”
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