The World Affairs Council is the bridge that connects the world to one of America’s most vibrant regions of individuals and organizations. Through global education, international exchange and cultural awareness initiatives, the council strengthens Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s international identity and engages individuals with foreign affairs.

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The 2021 ONE WORLD Gala brought to you by:

Event Co-Chairs 

Kim Harp, Manager, Business Retention and Expansion, Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati

Melissa Loyd, NKY ASAP Coordinator, Mental Health America/NKY

Board of Directors

World Affairs Council Staff
Michelle Harpenau
Executive Director

​James McManus
Director of International Programs

Hannah Gerth
Global Education Manager

Javier Gresham
Programs Associate

The Dover Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Dover Corporation, a diversified global manufacturer with more than 29,000 employees worldwide. We are proud to support the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council and their mission to enhance and expand educational opportunities to students around the world.”
- Dover Foundation, Sponsor and Participant