August 15, 2016
2016 WACA National Conference
Cover to Cover
Job Announcement
World Affairs Councils Highlights
Travel the World
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2016 WACA Conference  

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November 16-18, 2016

Conference Registration
Save up to $100 by taking advantage of early-bird rates through September 9 .

New this year!  REGISTRATION REWARDS: For every five paid registrations from an individual Council community, WACA will provide free admission to a sixth individual designated by the Council CEO. 

Check out our conference registration page! From the bar at the top you can find all conference information, and you can also book your hotel room at WACA's special group rates at the The Capital Hilton (details are also provided below). 
1918 Society Choose ONE of the following

CIA Visit  (details to be confirmed)
Open to 20 members of the 1918 Society.

Friday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Open to  35 members of the 1918 Society.

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Friday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 - 5:00 PM

Carl Gershman

National Endowment for Democracy

Leadership Day Keynote

Ambassador Barbara Stephenson
President, American Foreign Service Assn.

Syria: Arab and Islamic Politics 

Andrew J. Tabler
Martin J. Gross Fellow

Experts to be announced

Diplomatic Reception  (more to come)  

H.E. Hunaina Al Mughairy 
Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman

The above program is not finalized; more speakers and details will be added on a weekly basis.

Book your room at our special Group Rate now! 
Staying at The Capitol Hilton:
  • Queen/King bed Deluxe Room: $279/night (Single/Double occupancy) plus tax
  • Queen/King/Double bed Executive Floor: $349/night (Single/Double Occupancy) plus tax

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Updates on National Conference speakers, and other program details will be announced each week.
Cover to Cover Author Series

September's Cover to Cover will host author Derek Chollet on his new book The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World  on Wednesday, September 7, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET

Chollet is a counselor and senior advisor for security and defense policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States. (full bio)

COUNCIL LEADERS: Please share this opportunity with your members and supporters as a free benefit! Contact the WACA National Office if you are interested in hosting Cover to Cover authors.
Job Announcement: Executive Director 

The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head (WACHH) is seeking a full- time Executive Director , to start November 1, 2016 . The community leader position will be responsible for overseeing the administration of WACHH and its intellectually stimulating programs on world affairs.  
A  complete job description is available on or  here

To apply , please submit a cover letter, current resume, and any letters of recommendation you would like to include by August 26, 2016 to:
World Affairs Councils Highlights
Monday, August 15

World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Deputy USTR  Robert Holleyman, UPS Chairman and CEO David Abney, Mayor Kasim Reed and former Senator Saxby Chambliss on "TPP: Way More Than Trade"  Details

Alaska World Affairs Council hosts Ambassador H.E. Mohammed Al Kuwari & General Joseph Ralston on "Qatar's Increasing Role in the World"  Details 

Dayton Council on World Affairs hosts a panel on "Voices of the Immigrant Experience" Details

Tuesday, August 16

World Affairs Council of San Antonio hosts  Lieutenant General Wiggins, Commanding General of the Fifth Army, and the Senior Commander for Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis 

World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Dr. Francis Colon, Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State on  "Building Bridges between Techies and Diplomats"  Details  

Tennessee World Affairs Council hosts a breakfast business panel at the Nashville Chamber of Commerce on "Brexit and the U.S. Economy: What to Expect"  Details

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head hosts Ben Kinnas on "The Euro to Dollar Exchange" Details

WorldDenver hosts a panel discussion on "Understanding the Muslim Community in Colorado" Details

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "YPIN Spanish Conversation Group to Help Globally Minded People Work on their Spanish Speaking Skills" Details

Wednesday, August 17

World Affairs Council of Sonoma County hosts "World Affairs Gala Summer Picnic" Details 

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts "Reception to Celebrate the Jesse H. Jones Award Gala to be held on September 13th"  Details  

Thursday, August 18

World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Dr. Rajiv Kumar Tayal, Executive Director, of Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum on "India and the U.S.: Partners in Innovation"  Details

Peoria Area World Affairs Council hosts a panel on "U.S.-Cuba Agricultural Relations" Details

Global Minnesota hosts a Summit on "Peacebuilding Approaches to Countering Extremism"  Details

World Affairs Council of Austin hosts Mr. Shams Rusli, Director of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority in Houston on "Malaysia's Current Economic Performance" 

Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts "India Night Dinner and Film: Water" Details
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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