May 16, 2016
Popadiuk at Jacksonville
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WACA Chair Popadiuk at Jacksonville Council

World Affairs Council of Jacksonville will host WACA National Board Chair Roman Popadiuk at the Council's Annual Member Celebration on Tuesday, May 17. Ambassador Popadiuk will speak to the question "Expanded NATO: Was It a Good Idea?"

Congratulations to WAC Jacksonville on the launch of  its new website. 

Cover to Cover  in May will feature author Dr. Steven Radelet  on his new book The Great Surge: the Ascent of the Developing World this Wednesday , May 18, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET

Steven Radelet holds the Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development, is Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Development, and is Director of the Global Human Development Program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He serves as an economic adviser to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His work focuses on economic growth, foreign aid, debt, and financial crises, primarily in Africa and Asia ( full bio ). 

COUNCIL LEADERS: Please share this opportunity with your members and supporters as a free benefit! Contact the WACA office if you are interested in hosting Steven Radelet at your Council.

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort worth hosts on its podcast series Global I.Q. Minute His Excellency Ambassador Peter Wittig, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States.  Jim Falk, President and CEO  of the Council discussed with the ambassador the many issues facing Germany and the EU, including: the German strategy for dealing with the Syrian refugee crisis, the rise in European nationalism and the potential ramifications of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union.

Listen to the podcast here.

The Columbus Council on World Affairs seeks to hire a Program Coordinator to start on July 1, 2016. This role provides essential operational support for the Columbus Council on World Affairs' fastest growing programs, including the high school Global Scholars Diploma program and Global Fluency Training for professionals.  This is a full-time position, with a salary range of $30,000-$35,000 depending on experience, the Program Coordinator will report to the Director of Global Education.

For full job details here.

Please email: resume, cover letter, and salary history to:
World Affairs Councils Highlights
Monday, May 16

Alaska World Affairs Council hosts "Ambassador Kare R. Aas on 'Falling Oil Prices: What Is Norway Doing, Recommendations for Alaskans and Other Arctic Countries'"  Details

WorldDenver hosts "Judith Miller: The Story, A Reporter's Journey" Details

World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts hosts "Instant Issues Series: Greg Fay on the Uyghurs of China" Details 

World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "Immigration & American Politics: Three Perspectives on Past Policies and Practices"  Details

Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts "VCMA's 3rd International Trivia Night"  Details

Tuesday, May 17

World Affairs Council of San Antonio hosts "Body Armor & MREs: A Reporter's Journey to War with the U.S. Military" Details

Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council hosts "Judith Miller" Details
World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosts "Portsmouth Speaker Series: World Affairs at the Library - Turkey and Middle East Politics"  Details

Wednesday, May 18

World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "Is Islamic Liberalism Dead in Turkey?"  Details

World Affairs Council of Orange County hosts "Evening with Gary J. Sorrentino: CyberSecurity" Details

Global Minnesota hosts "Global Conversation: Foreign Policy in an Election Year" Details

World Affairs Council of Greater Reading hosts "Dr. Randall Newnham - Brexit? In June British Will Vote to EXIT the EU" Details

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "BREXIT: Understanding the Impacts and Implications of the UK's EU Referendum in June 2016"  Details

World Affairs Council of Houston hosts "Exploiting Disorder: Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State"  Details

Thursday, May 19

Foreign Policy Association hosts "2016 Foreign Policy Association Annual Dinner"  Details

San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "U.S. Border Patrol, The Reality on the Ground Today"

World Affairs Council of Delaware hosts "Dr. Robert Childs, former Chancellor, National Defense University, on Cyber Security"   Details

Savannah World Affairs Council hosts "Foreign Intervention in Africa During the Cold War"  Details

Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts "Special Event Examines Soviet Espionage"  Details

World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads hosts "What Are the Russians Doing?!" Details

International Affairs Forum (Traverse City) hosts "The Bumpy Road to Global Polio Eradication"  Details

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "More than Broadway Musical: Joanne B. Freeman Discusses Alexander Hamilton"  Details

World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts "TMS Global Social: International Fun Run at Triple C Brewery"   Details

World Affairs Council of Western Michigan hosts "WorldQuest 2016"  Details

Friday, May 20

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head hosts "Denise E. Zheng - Cyber Policy Issues"  Details

World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay hosts "Luncheon Meeting - The Trans-Pacific Partnership" Details

Cleveland World Affairs Council hosts "Broadcast Journalism: New and Traditional Media" Details
2016 WACA National Conference  
Save the Date! 

The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce that its 2016 National Conference will take place on November 16-18, at The Capital Hilton

This distinguished hotel is  located in the heart of Washington, DC - just two blocks from the White House. Convenient to three Metro stations and Ronald Reagan National Airport, the hotel is within walking distance of museums and memorials, theaters and art galleries, shopping, dining, nightlife, and more. 

Further announcements on National Conference speakers, hotel reservations, and other program details will be made available later in the year.
Travel the World from WAC Philadelphia
Just Announced:  Council Leaders to Lecture on Travel the World tours from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia!

Ambassador Heather Hodges , President & Ambassador-in-Residence, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Across Spain and Portugal: September 6 - 22, 2016.
Kay Maxwell , Executive Director, World Affairs Forum, Stamford Journey through VietnamOctober 3 - 18, 2016.
Mimi Gregory, Vice President and Program Chairman, Naples Council on World Affairs, Cruising the Rivieras & Islands of France, Spain and Italy October 5 - 13, 2016.
Ambassador Sharon Wilkinson, former Board President, World Affairs Council of Arizona, Island Life in Cuba: October 23 - 31, 2016.
Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President of Programs, World Affairs Councils of Northern California, Tanzania: October 29 - November 8, 2016 
Craig Snyder , President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Inside Oman, UAE and QatarNovember 2 - 16, 2016.
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