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In working directly with middle school, high schools and universities, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth has encountered numerous educators devoted to enriching their students’ knowledge of world affairs and expanding international learning opportunities for their students. These teachers and administrators demonstrate leadership by going above and beyond their normal responsibilities.

Luncheon speaker: Arthur Brooks

Love your Enemies: Civility in Uncivil Times


Arthur Brooks has been the president of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) since 2009. Before joining AEI, Dr. Brooks was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, where he taught economics and social entrepreneurship. He is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and the bestselling author of 11 books on topics ranging from the role of government, fairness, economic opportunity, happiness, and the morality of free enterprise.

HONORING Wendy Seeliger- Dietschweiler

Lewisville High School - Harmon Campus

Ms. Wendy Seeliger-Dietschweiler, an educator at Lewisville High School - Harmon Campus, was recently honored as the Lewisville High School Teacher of the Year. Seeliger-Dietschweiler has been teaching for 22 years and has led as a JWAC sponsor for over 12 years. She previously served as a Peace Corps volunteer and taught English in China. When asked why she believed Ms. Seegiler-Dietschweiler deserved to be recognized as our 2019 International Educator of the Year, student Ester Nascimento said, “Ms. Seeliger... not only open[ed] my eyes to look at the world differently, but she has shown me how much I can contribute to the society at such a young age.”

Event Details

Thursday, March 28, 2019

12 PM Luncheon and Program

The Belo Mansion 

Presenting Sponsor


Underwriting Sponsors

Michael and Shelly Dee



Marjorie A. Adams
Jocelyn Ansley
Baylor University
Margot Carter/Living Mountain Capital
Dallas County Community College District
Essilor of America, Inc.
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Grant Thornton LLP
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
HKS, Inc.
Samina Hooda
Chris Hughes, KPMG LLP
Cher and David Jacobs
Robert Jordan
Jessica Koloini and Travis Kelly
Naveen Jindal School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas
Shackelford, Bowen, McKinley & Norton, LLP
Linda and Richard Shaffer
Taxco Produce
TDKrause Consulting, LLC
Kathy and John Ward

Sponsorship Inquiries

Interested in sponsorship?

Alana M. Buenrostro
Director of Corporate Giving & Partnerships
(214) 965-8417 Email

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Thursday March 28
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
The Belo Mansion
(2101 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201)
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