December 19, 2016
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WAC of Houston Seeks Executive Director
Academic WorldQuest 2016-2017
World Affairs Councils Highlights
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Season's Greetings from the WACA Team!

Happy Holidays! 

The World Affairs Councils of America wishes all of you and your families a joyous Holiday Season and a Happy New Year. We look  forward to working with you again in 2017! 

Bill Clifford
President & CEO
Lian Esehaki 
Communications Officer 
Tori Baskind 
Program Assistant 

Please note that the national office will be closed from December 23 through January 2. 
WAC of Houston Seeks Executive Director

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston is hiring an  Executive Director

Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the administration of the Council - its finances, staff, programs, development, and planning. Other key duties include raising funds, marketing, and community outreach.  WAC Greater Houston is seeking a candidate with prior nonprofit and management experience who exhibits a commitment to the Council's mission. View full position description here .

To Apply: please submit a resume and cover letter to
Academic WorldQuest 2016-2017

This year's AWQ Study Guide, is now available, along with complete information about the Carlos and MalĂș Alvarez 2017 Academic WorldQuest  National Competition.  

The Carlos and Malu Alvarez 2017 Academic WorldQuest National Competition will be held on Saturday, April 29, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.

This year's National Competition will feature a welcome reception at the  United States Institute of Peace , on  Friday, April 28, at 4:30-6:00 PM.  For Topics, Study Guide, and other information click  here

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To utilize our special hotel rates, book your room now at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center (775 12th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005)For reservations click here . Book now! These discounted rates expire March 30

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World Affairs Councils Highlights

Tuesday, December 20

World Affairs Council of Palm Beach hosts David Shedd, former Acting Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, for a discussion on "An Intelligence Perspective in a Volatile World" 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,  Colombia Rediscovered : February 3 - 13.

Joyce M. Davis, President, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, Journey to  Southern Africa:  February 26 - March 13.

Megan Torrey, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Connecticut,  Cultural Cuba:  March 26 - April 3.

Jim Falk, President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth,  Inside Iran:  April 21 - May 4.

Mimi Gregory, Vice President and Program Chairman, Naples Council on World Affairs,  Cruise the Face of Europe :   May 15 - 30.

Trina Medarev, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Jacksonville,  Italian Riviera & Chianti:  June 11 - 20.

Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President of Programs, World Affairs Councils of Northern California,  Circumnavigation of Iceland: August 1 - 9. 

Kay Maxwell, Executive Director, World Affairs Forum, Stamford,  Silk Road Odyssey: October 1 - 20.

Derrick Olsen, President, World Affairs Council of  Oregon,  Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia :  October 9 - 17.

Craig Snyder, President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia,  Burma :   October 10 - 22.

Ambassador Mark Johnson, Founder, World Affairs Council of Montana,  Mystique of the Orient:  October 17 - 29.

Dr. Jerry Leach, former President, World Affairs Councils of America,  Inside Morocco:  October 20 - November 2.

Contact or call 1-800-942-5004, extension 209 or 217.

The World Affairs Councils of America 

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