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Who We Are

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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.​ See the short bios of the board members.

Click here for more information about membership. The WWAC Bylaws and related documents are also available.

Our Team
Peter H Hansen WWAC
Peter H. Hansen


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

Carolyn Erskine WWAC
Carolyn Erskine

Vice President

Chair, Nominating

Speakers Committee

Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher

Sawkat Anwer WWAC
Sawkat Anwer

Speakers Committee

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

Eric Brose WWAC
Eric Brose



Financial Advisor at Infinex Financial Group

Karen Chaparian WWAC
Karen Chaparian


Chair, Speakers Committee 

Retired Business Owner and Teacher

Carol Crowley WWAC
Carol Crowley



Financial Advisor at Edward Jones

Philomena Feighan WWAC
Philomena Feighan


Chair, Membership

Darvin Kapitz WWAC
Darvin Kapitz

Speakers Committee

Retired nuclear engineer Framatome Inc (North America)

Elisabet Mandon WWAC
Elisabet Mandon


Professor at UMass Chan Medical School

Jim Welu WWAC
Jim Welu


Student Program Coordinator

Director Emeritus, Worcester Art Museum

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