Who We Are

Worcester World Affairs Council members include academics, professionals and business people, all of whom share a desire to gain a greater understanding of global issues, and to discuss international relations with well-informed individuals.​

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Our Team
Sawkat Anwer



Distinguished Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Philomena Feighan


Erwin H. Miller

Board Chair


Retired Attorney, Bowditch and Dewey LLC

Carol Seager


Speakers Committee

Retired Geriatric Care Manager

Richard Avis

Speakers Committee

Retired High-tech Executive

Peter H. Hansen



Professor of History and Director of International and Global Studies, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Donna Rose



Retired Physical Therapist

Karen Chaparian

Speakers Committee

Retired Business Owner and Teacher

Darvin Kapitz


Retired Nuclear Engineer, Framatome Inc (North America)

Henry B. Rose


Retired Manager of International Operations, Jamesbury Corp.

Jim Welu

Director, Student Program Coordinator

Director Emeritus Worcester Art Museum

Jane Cartelli

Speakers Committee

Past President of Simon and Schuster Educational Book Division

Toni Meltzer

New Member Outreach

Retired Manager

Tej Maini


President, Worcester Institute for Senior Education

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