The purpose of the ICWA is to foster public understanding of world conditions and US foreign policy through forums, lectures, conferences and publications.
Founded in 1955,
ICWA is a non-profit, non-partisan, educational organization.
We've been an active part of the Indiana community for over 60 years.
Our members come from a rich background of industries including education, corporate, not-for-profit, law, military and the public sector.
ICWA programs and activities are administered by a volunteer group in cooperation with local, national and global institutions.
We welcome anyone with an interest in learning about topics that affect our world.
To develop individual responsibility for the climate of public
opinion relative to US foreign policy
To carry out the foregoing purposes
in concert and cooperation with such national, state or regional organizations as
shall be deemed appropriate
conferences, forums, institutes and other programs concerning world affairs and
US foreign policy
for the benefit and education of the member of the corporation and
To engage in such other non-profit activities as are incidental or related to the forgoing purposes
To provide a
medium for the exchange of ideas, information and experience concerning
To foster public understanding of
of the significance
and effect of these conditions on the
To compile, distribute and publish information regarding world affairs and US foreign policy
Meet Our Board
Judy Hagan has been active in the Carmel Clay community and politics for 25 years. After serving on the Carmel Clay Board of Parks and Recreation, she was elected Clay Township Trustee in 1998 and served 2 terms guiding develop-ment of the local park system. Judy is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln with a BA in History and Political Science. She is a past president of the Rotary Club of Carmel and served as the 2008 Rotary District 6560 Group Study Exchange Team leader to East Africa. She currently serves on the Carmel Clay Park Foundation Board.
Member since: 2018
Dr. Kenneth Holland is President Emeritus of the American University of Afghanistan and an international consultant in higher education development. Dr. Holland earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago and M.A. in Government from the University of Virginia. He is a Past President of the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States. For the past 14 years, he has been implementing higher education development and partnership projects for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United States Agency for International Development and other donors, in a variety of countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Mongolia, Myanmar, Russia and Cambodia. Dr. Holland is Past President of the World Affairs Council of Memphis.
Member since: 2020
Larry Cimino is a strategic global management and logistics consultant and is president of ProConsult, LLC, where he works with multinational corporations, professional medical associations and international governments maintaining a special focus on mental health policy, advocacy and training..
Larry currently serves as the Global Program Director for the Dialogue on Diabetes and Depression, an international effort addressing problems related to the co-occurrence of diabetes and depression under the auspices of a Geneva, Switzerland-based non-governmental organization, the Association for the Improvement of Mental Health Programmes.
He retired form Eli Lilly and Company after a career of 32 years in which he served in management capacities in Sales, Human Resources, International Marketing, International Government Affairs, and as President of the Lilly Foundation.
Member since: 2005
Bruce is the sole proprietor of Bruce R. Frank & Assoc. (BRFA), a consulting firm that assists technology-based companies improve their commercial performance. He is a graduate of the Univ of Pennsylvania (BA, Biology) and the Wharton School (MBA). He also attended the Universitaet Freiburg in Germany. Bruce speaks fluent German and has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia and South America.
Member since: 2014
Janet I. Harris
Janet serves as Academic WorldQuest Liaison and Community Engagement Director. She initiates alliances with allied organizations which takes ICWA educat-ional programs to expanded audiences.
As President of HARRIS Marketing, Inc., Janet develops sales campaigns for corporate and non-profit organizational expansion.
She also conducts analytical research for strategic direction.
Member since: 2008
Cenk studied Chemistry at Marmara University-Istanbul, Turkey and John Carroll University. He also has a Masters degree in School Administration from Lindenwood University, MO. For 15 years Cenk worked as a teacher and school principal in various school districts across the Midwest and currently works with the Niagara Foundation.
Member since: 2017
Ian McIntosh is the Director of International Partnerships at IUPUI and an adjunct faculty member in philanthropy and liberal arts. He is the founder of the Sacred Journeys Project, the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail, and the heritage organization Past Masters International. He is also the former managing director of the global indigenous rights group Cultural Survival Inc.
Member since: 2020
For over the 25 years Ray was associated with Ball State University’s international programs, traveling to 30 countries building relationships with global programs. Ray spent a semester in Oxford, England and received a Fulbright teaching and research grant to Jena, Germany.
Member since: 2018
Betty (PhD, CFRE, CLSS) is a historian, educator, researcher and Fulbright Scholar (South Africa, Kyrgyzstan and Lebanon). She currently is a national patient engagement specialist and professional fund-raising consultant. For close to 15 years Betty lived and worked overseas in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle Easton on contract with the United Nations, USAID, Catholic Relief Services and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.
Member since: 2017
Italian by birth, Zeno relocated to the United States in 2013 with his wife Amanda, after serving in the Italian and the French army, then in the International Relations office of the Mayor's Cabinet in Milan and subsequently in the Regional Security Office of the US Consulate General, Milan. He currently serves on the board of the Indianapolis Monza Sister Cities Committee and of the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana, and was recently appointed Honorary Consul of Italy in Indiana.
Member since: 2018.
Co-chair: Great Decisions
Co-chair: International Adventures
Claire is a 1982 graduate of Ivy Tech’s respiratory therapy program. After 32 years working as a Registered Respiratory Therapist at Methodist Hospital, she retired in 2016 from IU Health. She received a BA in Political Science from Indiana University in 2004.
Member since: 2003
Wayne Feest is an expert in health care management and delivery and has run a division for a national health care company for 11 years in various capacities. Wayne holds both a pharmacy
degree and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. He has been a practicing pharmacist for
the past 14 years.
Member since: 2018
Originally from Tennessee, Leslie moved with her husband to Indianapolis after graduating from veterinary school. She works part-time at a vet clinic, volunteers for a non-profit helping the homeless and loves spending time helping her 2-year-old learn and grow. She has been on immersive cultural experiences in Guatemala, Honduras, Brazil and Kenya. Her family is planning an “around-the-world” trip within the next few years.
Member since: 2017
Gerry (B. Pharm, RPh, MBA) has worked extensively in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. He's been an advisory board member to the Washington State University College of Pharmacy
Member since: 2015
first board of directors
John A. Campbell
Grace C. Campbell
Allen W. Clowes (incorporator)
Kathryn E. Coy
Robert A. Efroymson
Willard Gambold (incorporator)
Samuel R. Harrell
Benjamin Hitz, Jr. (incorporator)
Walter H. C. Laves
Doris H. Lytle
Mary B. McKinszie
Alexander H. Moore
James T. Neal
Robert G. Risk
Harry W. Schacter
Jean G. Teixler
2018 - Larry Cimino
2017 - 2018 Matt Fox
2014 - 2017 Carl Gahwiler
2012 - 2014 Kristin Garvey
2010 - 2012 Carl Gahwiler
2008 - 2010 Victor Childers
2006 - 2008 Dick Pedersen
2005 - 2006 Kishor Kulkarni
2003 - 2005 Shirley Cline
2001 - 2003 Virginia McKay
1999 - 2000 Joe Caparo
1998 - 1999 Dean McKean
1996 - 1998 John Stone
1995 - 1996 Paul Kuhn
1994 - 1995 Craig Auchter
1992 - 1994 Cynthia P. Robinson
1991 - 1992 Phillip J. Rutledge
1989 - 1991 Lawrence Quick III
1987 - 1989 Janos Hrvath
1986 - 1987 Robert Hattery
1985 - 1986 Arthur V. Brown
1984 - 1985 Bert C. Faulhaber
1982 - 1984 Wlodzimierz Rozenbaum
1982 - 1982 Willam W. Neher
1981 - 1982 Karl Zimmer
1980 - 1981 Dottie Hubbard
1976 - 1980 no records
1975 - 1976 Richard Fredland
1974 - 1975 J. Robert Reardon
1973 - 1974 Mike Ungersma
1970 - 1973 Robert G. Nelson
1969 - 1970 Virgil Hunt (date not confirmed)
1955 - 1969 no records
The Indiana Council on World Affairs
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization
serving educational purposes.
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WISH TV Channel 8 team, Carolene Mays-Medley and Marco Dominguez, spoke to Larry Cimino, President of the Indiana Council on World Affairs and Janet Harris, the Vice President of the Indiana Council on World Affairs.
They explained what exactly the Indiana Council on World Affairs is, how many other such councils there are in the United States and some of the things the council does.