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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

President

 

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

Philomena Feighan

Director

Toni Meltzer

New Member Outreach

Retired Manager

Tej Maini

Director

President, Worcester Institute for Senior Education

Richard Avis

Speakers Committee

Retired High-tech Executive

Peter H. Hansen

Director

Webmaster

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

Erwin H. Miller

Board Chair

 

Retired Attorney, Bowditch and Dewey LLC

Carol Seager

Director

Speakers Committee

Retired Geriatric Care Manager

Karen Chaparian

Speakers Committee

Retired Business Owner and Teacher

Emily Holdstein

Director

Past Executive Director, Worcester Jewish Community Center

Donna Rose

Treasurer

 

Retired Physical Therapist

Jane Cartelli

Speakers Committee

Past President of Simon and Schuster Educational Book Division

Darvin Kapitz

Director

Retired Nuclear Engineer, Framatome Inc (North America)

Henry B. Rose

Clerk

Retired Manager of International Operations, Jamesbury Corp.

Jim Welu

Director, Student Program Coordinator

Director Emeritus Worcester Art Museum