August 14, 2017
2017 National Conference
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Future of Korea
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WACA 2017 National Conference
November 15-17
Washington, DC

Promotion Ends Tomorrow!  
Councils that purchase a Table of Eight by August 15 will receive:
  • One additional complimentary Conference registration
  • Premium table location
  • One complimentary 1918 Society membership
Dayton and Cincinnati Councils are teaming up for a table. Please contact the National Office if you'd like to explore this option.

Check out our  2017 National Conference website to purchase your tickets at our exclusive Early-Bird rates now!

Think Tank Off-Site:
WACA is pleased to announce a new think-tank partnership for this year's Conference: American Enterprise Institute (AEI).

Danielle Pletka
SVP for  Foreign and Defense Policy Studies

Katherine Zimmerman
Research Fellow and Research Manager

All attendees will be able to select one out of at least four think tanks to engage with top policy analysts. See Conference agenda.

Panel:  The Impact of Forever Wars on National Security

Rosa Brooks 
Georgetown Law

Eliot A. Cohen
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Leadership Day: Influential Messaging  New!

Megan Clark Torrey  
Executive Director
World Affairs Council of Connecticut

Staying at the Capital Hilton
We have secured a special group rate:
  • 1 Queen/King bed Deluxe Room: $279/night          (Single/Double Occupancy) plus tax

This distinguished hotel is located 
in  the heart of our nation's capital -  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, memorials,  shopping,  dining, nightlife, and more.
AWQ Fundraising: Best Practices Conference Call

Do you have an  Academic WorldQuest program and want to increase your fundraising, add to your network of supportive adults, and share strategies for success with the WACA network? 

J oin our  AWQ Fundraising: Best Practices conference call on Thursday, August 17 at 2:00-3:00 PM ET to ask questions and share insights with your local Council peers. Click here to register for the call.
Future of Korea Program:  Greater Cincinnati WAC

The Future of Korea 2017 program series, sponsored by Korea Economic Institute, continues: 

Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council will host a panel of experts August 22. See  details.
Cover to Cover Author Series: September

Geopolitical cracks are widening in East Asia, a region that has flourished under an American security umbrella for more than half a century. The historic rivalry between China and Japan is threatening to upend the peace that has held since World War II. With unrivaled access to archives in the U.S. and Asia, and to many of the major players in all three countries, Richard McGregor (full bio) has written a tale which blends the tectonic shifts in diplomacy with the domestic 
political trends and personalities driving them.

Read McGregor's recent article on China-Japan relations, and join us for  September's Cover to Cover  on the release date of his new book, Asia's Reckoning: China, Japan, and the Fate of U.S. Power Tuesday, September 5, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET .
Listen to WACA Podcasts!

Once the world's bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the postwar European consensus apart.  In August's Cover to Cover, Kirchick discusses his new book, The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age Listen here .
Councils Are Hiring!
World Affairs Councils Highlights

Monday, August 14
San Diego World Affairs Council hosts Colonel Chris Richie for "Life as a Military Officer in the Middle East." Details
World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay presents "North Korea Update" discussion group. Details
Tuesday, August 15

World Affairs Council of Albuquerque hosts Ambassador Vicki Huddleston for "Cuba: Myths, Lies, and Contradictions." Details

Global Minnesota hosts Lawrence Foster, U.S. Foreign Service Officer, for "A Foreign Service Briefing on Nigeria." Details

Wednesday, August 16

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head hosts Aimee Deverall, an immigration attorney, for "Immigration - Process and History" Details

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts an open house. Details

Thursday, August 17

World Affairs Council of San Antonio holds "Young Professionals Summer Social." Details

Peoria Area World Affairs Council hosts Nathan Brown, Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at the George Washington University, for "Regional Instability: The Legacy of the Arab Spring." Details

Vermont Council on World Affairs holds "Global Talk, Local Taste" networking event. Details
Travel the World from WAC Philadelphia

Travel with Council Leaders - hear them lecture on Travel the World tours from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia!

2018 travel schedule includes trips to: 
  • Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President, Programs, World Affairs Council Northern California, Southern Africa: Feb. 10-Mar. 5
  • Kay Maxwell, Executive Director, World Affairs Forum (Stamford), Ancient Kingdoms of China: May 5-19
  • Patrick Ryan, President, Tennessee World Affairs Council, Tuscany: May 29-Jun. 6
  • Jim Falk, President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, Cruise the Rhine, July 11-29
  • Anna Berry, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of New Hampshire,
  • Cambridge, Oxford, and the Cotswolds: July 20-28
  • Derrick Olson, President, World Affairs Council of Oregon, Treasures of Ecuador: Aug. 27-31
  • Megan Torrey, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Hartford, Himalayan Kingdoms, Sept. 11-25
  • Mimi Gregory, Vice President of Programs, Naples Council on World Affairs, Inside Botswana: Oct. 4-16
Contact  or call 1-800-942-5004 , ext.  209  or 217 .

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