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April 2013 Newsletter
Dear Ted
Many of you remember when Former Governor and Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge came to address the Las Vegas community. Mr. Ridge told the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition he wanted to give another talk. He was asked “Where would you like to go?” He responded – “Las Vegas.” You will find details in this newsletter on how you can register to attend this NO CHARGE breakfast discussion with Mr. Ridge.

Las Vegas hosted three U.S. State Department International Visitor Leadership groups over the last two weeks! We are particularly proud of introducing a group from Pakistan to our entrepreneurial community, a group from Algeria to the Culinary Arts in Las Vegas, and helping to create relationships for public/private partnerships in Haiti. Over the last 18 months we have hosted 142 visitors from 65 countries!

It was remarkable to observe our Pakistani visitors building relationships in the entrepreneurial community. They remarked – “We want to partner with Las Vegas because it is in start up mode and easier to work with.” We will be hosting another entrepreneur group from 11 countries in the Western Hemisphere at the end of April.

Your participation in events and with our visitors is drawing attention to Las Vegas. We never know where relationships will lead – but we do know your relationships will lead to great opportunities for you and for Las Vegas!

Lastly, please take a moment to answer a questionnaire – the link appears below. Your opinions matter. You can help us better meet your needs by answering a short 10 question survey.


Matthew McNeelege, President,
World Affairs Council of Las Vegas

The Post-Bin Laden Surprise: Is Global Jihad A Growing Menace?

Register Now!

JabberDr. Paul Jabber

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
5:30pm – 8:00pm
Las Vegas Country Club

Former Secretary of Homeland Security
Tom Ridge: Securing America’s Future

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) presents a breakfast discussion with Tom Ridge on the role of development and diplomacy in creating jobs and keeping our nation safe.
Doors open at 7:30am and the program begins at 8:00am at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas. There is NO CHARGE to attend this event.

For additional information, contact Megan Nathan: mnathan

Michelle Kwan

During the National Meeting, NCIV and the Department of State launched a new campaign titled “Expand Your World” which includes a PSA featuring Michelle Kwan. Be a part of the Campaign!

Read More.

Good Luck Advanced Technologies Academy at the National Academic WorldQuest Competition Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on
April 27, 2013
Member Activities

National Atomic Testing Museum
Distinguished Lecture

April 5, 2013


On Wednesday, March 27th, WACLV members and guests took part in the Nevada National Security Site Tour. For those seeking more information about Area 51, a timely opportunity has presented itself.

The National Atomic Testing Museum in association with the Smithsonian Institution, presents T.L. Keller, to present a lecture entitled The Antelope Valley to Area 51. Mr. Keller is author of The Novices Guide to UFO. He is an Aerospace Engineer, Historian and Futurist.

Call 702-794-5151 for additional information and to RSVP.

This is NOT a WACLV event.


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