June 13, 2016
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Cover to Cover Author Series 

Cover to Cover  in June will present author 
Anja Manuel on her new book  This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States on  Tuesday, June 14, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.  

Anja Manuel is a Lecturer at Stanford University and a cofounder and partner with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm ( full bio ). 

Cover to Cover in July 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 . Harris is a  senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously 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.
The Iran Nuclear Deal Program Series

In partnership with The Iran Project , WACA is pleased 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. 

This program is generously supported by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

Events This Week: 
June 15: Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Read the op-ed in The Ohio State University's Alger Magazine by Dr. Jessica Matthews and Richard Nephew, who spoke with OSU Professor Richard Hermann at the Columbus Council on World Affairs event in this WACA program series on April 19.
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 13

WorldBoston hosts "The U.S.-Russia Chamber of Commerce Presents: Prospects for Russian-American Business Cooperation" Details

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts "Brexit and the Future of Europe" Details

World Affairs Council of Austin hosts "Smart Cities Innovation Summit" Details 

Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosts "The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble "   Details

Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts "Global Youth Santa Fe Summer Program from June 13-18" Details 

Tuesday, June 14

World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "Brexit:  Britain's Referendum on the EU" Details

World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts "Private Dinner: An Evening with H.E. Majid Al Suwaidi, Consul General of the United Arab Emirates in New York" Details

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "Shirin Ebadi - Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran" Details

Wednesday, June 15

World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "India and China: This Century's Rising Powers" Details

World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "Annual Dinner with Specail Guest: Ian Brzezinski - On NATO and Russia" Details

WorldBoston hosts "Great Decisions Series - Refugee Resettlement: The Massachusetts End of the Pipeline" Details

Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Addressing the Needs of Underserved and At-Risk Youth" Details

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "Travel to Cuba! Early Bird Registration" Details

Thursday, June 16

Foreign Policy Association hosts "Does the Use of Comparative Law Compromise the Rule of Law?" Details

World Affairs Council - DC hosts "Embassy Series: Embassy of Iceland" Details

WorldDenver hosts "4th Annual Global Cup Challenge!" Details 

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "Assessing Global Health Security" Details

World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts 'Jacksonville: An International Sports Hub" Details

International Affairs Forum (Traverse City) hosts "What Future for Syria?" Details

World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "Bill McKibben: Climate Future - Beyond Paris" Details

World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts "TMS End-of-Season Global Social: Olde Mecklenburg Brewery" Details

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts "Young Professionals - Hezbollah's Struggle within Lebanon, Its Fight in Syria and Its Long War Against Israel" Details

San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "Where Have All The Leaders Gone: How To Regain International Leadership" Details    

Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts "VCWA's Eighth Annual Dinner: A tribute to Congressman Peter Welch" Details

Friday, June 17

World Affais Council Upstate (Greenville) hosts "Ramadan Dinner Celebration" 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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