South Dakota World Affairs Council


In The Moment ... February 20, 2020 Show 757 Hour 2

Five Russian entrepreneurs are in South Dakota taking a close look at business and innovation. The South Dakota World Affairs Council is hosting this delegation and is sponsored by the Open World Leadership Center. Tatyana Skorodumova is the facilitator for the Russian Delegation Open World program and joins us today. We also have Olesia Ushakova, a young entrepreneur from Siberia and one of the delegates, and Harriet Swedlund, a spokeswoman for the South Dakota World Affairs Council.

Bob Burns: China Town Hall

Nov 18, 2019

In The Moment ... November 18, 2019 Show 701Hour 2

This evening at 5 at the Daktronics Headquarters building in Brookings, the South Dakota World Affairs Council and the National Committee on United States-China Relations is hosting China Town Hall. This two-part program will examine the issues between the U.S. and China in politics, security, and trade. Bob Burns is the chairperson for the SD World Affairs Council.

Josh Haiar

In the Moment ... July 18, 2019 Show 618 Hour 1

Today we talk about democracy in India. Dr. Chandradhar Dwivedi is a distinguished professor Emeritus at South Dakota State University. You can hear his program at the South Dakota World Affairs Council tonight at 7 p.m. in the new Founders Recital Hall on the SDSU campus.

The political landscape in India is shifting. Chandradhar Dwivedi joins us in the SDPB Sioux Falls Studio with an overview.

SDSU Welcomes Speaker Owusu

Jan 28, 2019
Iowa State University

In The Moment ... January 28, 2019 Show 503 Hour 1

The South Dakota World Affairs Council is hosting a symposium in Brookings Monday (1/28). "Africa: Diversity, Myths, Successes, and Challenges" is the title of the keynote by Francis Owusu, professor and chair of Community and Regional Planning at Iowa State University.

Owusu speaks with SDPB's Jackie Hendry.

In The Moment ... July 30, 2018 Show 389 Hour 1

Dr. Sinan Ciddi is the Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Georgetown University.

The South Dakota World Affairs Council Sponsors a lecture with Dr. Ciddi at the SDSU Research Park at 7 p.m. on August 2nd. The title of his lecture is "Democracies in Decline."

Dr. Ciddi joined In The Moment with a preview on the talk.


In The Moment ... January 24, 2018 Show 262 Hour 1

The South Dakota World Affairs Council presents a Symposium on Global Mass Violence and Atrocities.

Dr. Evgeny Finkel is Assistant Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. He's the event's keynote speaker. His new book is called "Ordinary Jews: Choice and Survival during the Holocaust."

In The Moment ... November 7, 2017 Show 215 Hour 1 

Organizations in Brookings collaborate for Cultural Appreciation Day today, where hundreds of school children explore their own culture as well as cultures outside of their own. We're joined by Nathan Ziegler, Director of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Access at South Dakota State University.

In The Moment ... October 23, 2017 Show 204 Hour 1

Journalist Eric Fish comes to Brookings for a China Town Hall on Tuesday, October 24th. The program begins at six with a webcast featuring Steve Orlins, President of the National Committee on US-China Relations interviewing former UN Ambassador Susan Rice. Then Eric Fish takes the stage. He's a journalist and author of the book “China's Millennials: The Want Generation.” He currently writes for the Asia Society in New York, hosts the Asia In-Depth podcast, and is writing a book about Chinese students in American universities.

In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 1

Now more than ever, understanding the world has become a survival skill for an informed citizenry. The South Dakota World Affairs Council aims to foster in-depth conversations about the most pressing topics of our day. You can learn about the Future of Korea at a panel discussion this Wednesday in Brookings. Here with a preview is Jenna Gibson, Director of Communications at the Korea Economic Institute of America.

In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 1

In The Moment ... September 11, 2017 Show 174 Hour 1

Paulson Institute

Damien Ma, a fellow at the Paulson Institute joins Dakota Midday.  Ma will speak at Daktronics on Monday, October 5 as part of the South Dakota World Affairs Council’s event “China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections.”  To help individuals better understand the complex U.S.-China relationship and the growing role of Chinese investment, the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations is conducting its ninth annual China Town Hall at more than 70 locations nationwide.

Korean Economic Institute

According to the Korea Economic Institute, South Korea is the 7th largest destination for exports of South Dakota goods, the majority from food manufacturing. Exports from the state have grown by more than a third since the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement was signed in 2011.

Virginia Tech

With experiences working in Colombia, Bangladesh, Ghana and other developing countries, George Norton understands the challenges of reducing hunger and poverty worldwide. In his book, Hunger and Hope: Escaping Poverty and Achieving Food Security in Developing Countries, Norton writes that the secret to feeding a nation and the world is not resources, but institutions.


U.S. connections with Ireland go back to at least the 19th century when a large number of Irish immigrated here. Along with those historical and cultural ties, the U.S. and Ireland also have a strong relationship based on economics and trade.