The 2012 National Conference Agenda to Date is now available. All plenary sessions, keynote speakers, embassy receptions, and meal times are listed. We look forward to seeing you all in November for what should be a great conference. See the confirmed speakers here.
Space is filling up fast. If you have not done so already, register for the 2012 National Conference, U.S. National Security Policy: Six Top Issues for the President in 2013. See below for hotel details, the last day to reserve a room at the Mayflower Hotel is Thursday, October 18.
The conference commences at a very exciting time in Washington: one day after the election on Wednesday, November 7. Join us November 7-9, 2012 at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC for the launch of our network-wide discussion and analysis of the issues the President of the United States will face in 2013. Conference Flyer
$430 World Affairs Council CEO/Staff/Board Member
$495 World Affairs Council Member
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Lodging at the Mayflower Hotel
The deadline to book a hotel room is Thursday, October 18. We have secured a special group rate at the Mayflower Hotel of $224/night. To book a room at this rate, click here or call 1-877-212-5752 and let the booking agent know you are with the "World Affairs Councils of America."
National Conference Scholarships
The World Affairs Councils of America and the National Board would like to congratulate the 2012 National Conference Scholarship recipients.
Jacob Acker, World Affairs Council of Maine
Allison Barrett, Minnesota International Center
Maxwell Bonnie, World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Madeline Burak, Northern Nevada International Center
Katie Clark, Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy
Alexandra Colemere, World Affairs Council of San Antonio
Margarita Dilane, World Affairs Forum (Stamford, CT)
Alicia Dondo, Santa Fe Council on International Relations
Max Ebacher, Worcester World Affairs Council
Bridget Franciscovich, World Affairs Council of New Hampshire
Ellie Gamache, International Affairs Council (Raleigh, NC)
Elyse Jardine, World Affairs Council of Montana
Katie Krafka, Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council
Alana Laudone, World Affairs Council of Connecticut
Andrew Maheu, World Affairs Council of New Orleans
Philip Daniel Mawamba, World Affairs Council of the Florida Palm Beaches
Jerry Palermo, World Affairs Council of Northwest Ohio
Anthony J. Pellegrino III, World Affairs Council of Detroit
Danielle Rovelli, Tennessee World Affairs Council
Whitney Schneider, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
Sylvia Sedrak, Colorado Springs World Affairs Council
Crystey Smith, Peoria Area World Affairs Council
Meneka Thiru, Alaska World Affairs Council
Luka Vukadinovic, World Affairs Council of Jacksonville
Andrew Wright, Vermont Council on World Affairs
Apply Now: Confronting the Nuclear Threat
The World Affairs Councils of America has been awarded a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York
for a new and very timely Engage America Speaker Series
entitled, From the Cuban Missile Crisis to Iran: Confronting the Nuclear Threat. More Information
Councils: Applications to participate in the program are due COB Friday, October 5
. Download Application
Top nuclear security experts will cover the broad range of issues and multifaceted challenges presented by nuclear weapons and will address some of the most pressing and time urgent issues before the international community today, including: the Iranian nuclear program, securing nuclear materials in key countries such as Russia and Pakistan, START, nuclear terrorism, and the North Korean challenge, among other issues. The specific topics for each Engage America Speaker program will be determined by the interest and focus of the speaker in coordination with the hosting council.
Apply Now: How Much for Defense?
The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce its partnership with the Center for International Policy for a new Engage America Speaker Series entitled, How Much for Defense? National Security and Foreign Policy on a Budget. Applications are due COB Friday, October 12, for interested councils. Download Application More Information
Apply Now: Spotlight on Turkey 2013
All councils may submit expressions of interest. The series will be offered for up to 15 World Affairs Councils across the country. Download Application