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
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Tej Maini

President

President, Worcester Institute for Senior Education

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Sawkat Anwer

Director 

Past President

 

Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

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Richard Avis

Speakers Committee

Retired High-tech Executive

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Eric Brose

Director

Assistant Treasurer

Financial Advisor at Infinex Financial Group

Jane Cartelli

Speakers Committee

Past President of Simon and Schuster Educational Book Division

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Karen Chaparian

Director

Chair, Speakers Committee 

Retired Business Owner and Teacher

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Albert Collinson

Director

President and CEO of a biotechnology company

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Carol Crowley

Director

Financial Advisor at Edward Jones

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James Dealy

Director

Disability Insurance Industry

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Carolyn Erskine

Director

Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher

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Philomena Feighan

Director 

Chair, Membership Committee

Peter H. Hansen

Vice President

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

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Erwin H. Miller

Board Chair

 

Retired Attorney, Bowditch and Dewey LLC

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Donna Rose

Treasurer

 

Retired Physical Therapist

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Henry B. Rose

Clerk

Retired Manager of International Operations, Jamesbury Corp.

Jim Welu

Student Program Coordinator

Director Emeritus Worcester Art Museum