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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.”


Thursday, March 28, 2019

12 PM Luncheon and Program

The Belo Mansion 




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.

Just as these teachers feel it is important to help their students develop a better understanding of the world, we at the Council feel it is equally important to recognize the efforts of these dedicated individuals. 


Who is eligible for this award?

The individual being nominated for the IEY Award must be a full-time 6-12 teacher or administrator who resides in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and has worked with WACDFW in some capacity over their career. The nominee should have a proven track record of incorporating international resources and perspectives into their work as an educator to develop global competence skills in students.

What are the benefits associated with this award?

The International Educator of the Year will receive a $500 award, a trip to the World Affairs Councils of America Conference in Washington, D.C. in the fall (includes flight and conference fees) and a one-year membership to the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Winner will be announced at a luncheon on March 28, 2019 featuring speaker Arthur Brooks.

Who can give me more information about this award?

For more information, contact Amy Miller , Director of the Education, via e-mail or at (214) 965-8415.

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