Join Our List

Follow Us

Find us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter View our videos on YouTube

Our Sponsors

 

1918 Society Members

 

AeroVironment, Inc.

 

Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation

 

Carnegie Corporation of New York

 

Chevron

 

The Claremont Group

 

Delegation of the EU to the U.S.

 

Eden Hall Foundation

 

ExxonMobil

 

Foreign Policy Association

 

The Gambrinus Company

 

Global Ties U.S.

 

Google


The Holmes Organisation

 

ICI Homes, Inc.

 

Johnson + Sterling

 

NATO


 Rational Middle Energy Series

 

Rosetta Stone

 

Shell

 

Tomassian, Throckmorton & Inouye LLP

 

Turkish Cultural Foundation 


 Van Andel Institute

Reminder: Tomorrow, Nov.5, Cover to Cover 
This month's Cover to Cover author is Rena Pederson, award-winning journalist and former speechwriter for the  Department of State on The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Struggle for the Soul of a Nation The Call will be held Tomorrow, November 5, at 2:00 PM ET . WACA President Bill Clifford will moderate the call.


Dial-in information for participants:
Please dial in a few minutes before 2:00 ET, as the prompts can take a minute or two:
Access Number:  1-218-895-7963
Passcode:  2015#


Historic general elections will take place in Myanmar (Burma) on November 8, 2015. Rena Pederson brings to light fresh details about the charismatic Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the inspiration for the country's first steps towards democracy. Suu Kyi's party will be a major contender in the elections, a breakthrough after years of military dictatorship. Using exclusive interviews with Suu Kyi since her release from 15 years of house arrest, as well as recently disclosed diplomatic cables, Pederson uncovers new facets to Suu Kyi's extraordinary story. 

Rena Pederson teaches writing at Southern Methodist University. She has written on Burma for the Huffington Post, The Washington Post and the Christian Science Monitor. Pederson was the Editorial Page Editor at the Dallas Morning News, has served on the Pulitzer Prize Board, and is the author of three books including The Lost Apostle and What's Next?, which was featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She is currently a commentator on Dallas Public Radio. (Full Bio

The World Affairs Councils of America 

1200 18th St., NW, Suite 902, Washington, DC 20036

Phone (202) 833-4557  Fax (202) 833-4555

Email waca@worldaffairscouncils.org Website www.worldaffairscouncils.org