June 27, 2016
Council of the Month
The Iran Project
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New Feature: Council of the Month

Dear Council Leaders, 

For the past few years, we have featured the work of individual World Affairs Councils in our newsletters in three ways: Council Program Highlights; Councils in the News; and special break-out Council announcements - such as leadership transitions, Council-led webinars to share with the network, and other significant activities.

We want to amplify these offerings on a monthly basis, both on the WACA website and in our monthly e-newsletters, starting in July.

We'll call this feature "Council of the Month." We invite all Councils to e-mail the WACA National Office with submissions from which we will select a single "Council of the Month." For those not chosen, we will find other ways to highlight your submissions throughout the month.

It is also our intention to recognize the superior achievement of a Council or Councils at our 2016 National Conference in November. Please be on the lookout in the coming weeks for an announcement about this new annual award. 

Meanwhile, be sure to submit your entry next week for Council of the Month!
The Iran Nuclear Deal Program Series

We are pleased to partner with The Iran Project  to introduce The Iran Nuclear Deal: Prospects for Cooperation, Competition and Confrontation as part of our WACA Engage America Series. The objective of this program is to deepen the understanding of implications of the U.S. policy towards Iran, the nuclear deal, and the Middle East. It is important to stimulate debate and air differences over U.S. dealings with Iran in Councils' nonpartisan forums. The centerpiece of the program is the panelists' presentations and audience Q&A. 

connecticut June 29: World Affairs Council of Connecticut will host a panel, moderated by Lucy Nalpathanchil, Host of WNPR's Where We Live, featuring:

The Honorable Thomas Pickering, Vice Chairman of Hills & Company, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (1997-2000) and U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation, India, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, Jordan, and the United Nations.
Paul Bucha, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient who has lived and worked as a businessman in Iran.
David Ibsen, President of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) and Executive Director of the Counter Extremism Project (CEP)

This program is generously supported by the  Rockefeller Brothers Fund .
WACA Admin & Program Assistant Posting

WACA seeks an Administrative and Program Assistant to  provide basic office support and assist the Program Manager in the administration of national education programs and grants. S/he will be an integral part of a small team and will need to be able to work effectively with the team and at times with minimal supervision. S/he will report to the Program Manager.

The WACA National Office has received more than 250 applications so far.  To apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to apply@worldaffairscouncils.org by  June 30 .

Click here   for the full job listing. Councils: Please share this in your communications. Thank you!
Cover to Cover Author Series 

July's Cover to Cover will feature author Jennifer M. Harris on her new book War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft  on Wednesday, July 13, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET

Jennifer M. Harris is a  senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously she served as the  lead architect of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Economic Statecraft agenda (full bio). 

Cover to Cover in August will host Talmage Boston on Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents (forthcoming in September), on 
Tuesday, August 9, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET .  
Boston has been a commercial litigator in Dallas since 1978 and a shareholder at the Winstead PC law firm since 1997. He serves on the board of directors of WAC Dallas/Fort Worth ( full bio ).

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

Find the Right Program  in 
International Affairs and Public Policy

July 21, 2016
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)

Thinking about Grad School? Searching for an international career in the private, public, or non-governmental sector?  Whether you've just started your search or have a shortlist in mind, representatives of APSIA's top international affairs and public policy graduate schools can help you navigate the admissions process.

Register today and answer your questions about:
  • application requirements
  • curricula and joint degrees
  • financial aid
  • career opportunities
Explore what you can do with an APSIA Degree! 

APSIA schools share the same passions you have for international issues, advocating for effective public policies, solving global challenges, and more. Register here .

Councils please share this opportunity with your Young Professionals! 
2016 WACA National Conference  
Book Your Hotel Now!

The World Affairs Councils of America's 2016 National Conference will take place on November 16-18, at The Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. 

Staying at The Capitol Hilton
We have secured a special group rate:
  • 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

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 and memorials, theaters and art galleries, shopping, dining, nightlife, and more. 

Further announcements on National Conference speakers, and other program details will be made in the coming weeks.
World Affairs Councils Highlights 

Monday, June 27

Dayton Council on World Affairs hosts "The Sense of the Absurd: Living with the Russia/Ukraine Conflict"  Details

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "Follow the Money: The Financial Instruments of U.S. Foreign and National Security Policy" Details
Tuesday, June 28

World Affairs Council of Austin hosts "Immigrant Heritage Month Press Conference & Reception"  Details

World Affairs Council of California Central Coast hosts "Turkey and the Syrian Refugee Crisis"  Details 

World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business" Details

Montana World Affairs Council hosts "Luncheon with Singapore's Ambassador Ashok Mirpuri" Details 

World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "C U Last Tuesday: Celebrating the Land Down Under" Details

Columbia World Affairs Council hosts "CWAC Taste of the World Dinner"  Details

San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "Progress and Challenges in Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A View from the State Department"  Details 

Wednesday, June 29

Foreign Policy Association hosts "The Role of Foreign Policy in the 2016 Presidential Election"  Details

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council hosts "Australia, the U.S., & the TPP"  Details

World Affairs Council of San Antonio hosts "The Honorable Sujiro Seam, Consul General of France in Houston Details

WorldDenver hosts "Celebrating African Entrepreneurship In Colorado"  Details 

World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "A Global Solution to Climate Change?"  Details

World Affairs Council of South Texas hosts "Luncheon: Countering Terrorism & Economic Threats to the U.S."  Details

Thursday, June 30
World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "After the Prague Agenda: The Future of U.S. Nuclear Security Policy" Details

San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "Sri Lanka after Rajapakse"  Details 

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts "The Maridon Book Club"  Details 

Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts "Two Days, One Night - Film and Lunch at CIR"  Details

Foreign Policy Association hosts "2016 Statesman Dinner"  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.
Contact  www.wacphila.org/travel or call 1-800-942-5004 x209 or x217.

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