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Hot Topics Call with Dan Quayle

"The Party Conventions & the Presidential Election "  

Dan Quayle
Former Vice President of the United States 

Thursday, July 28  
5:00-5:30 PM ET

Dan Quayle's political career includes election to Congress in 1976, age 29, where he served two terms; election to the Senate in 1980 and 1986; and Vice President of the United States in 1988, age 41. He served as the 44th Vice President under President George Herbert Walker Bush.

Currently, Dan Quayle is the Chairman of Cerberus Global Investments with offices in Asia, Europe as well as New York City. He has been with Cerberus since 1999. Cerberus is a private equity company with more than $30B under management. 
Dan Quayle graduated from DePauw University in 1969 and received his J.D. from Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis in 1974.

He lives with his wife Marilyn and they are both involved with several charity activities. They have three grown children Tucker, Ben and Corinne as well as seven grandchildren.  ( Full Bio. )

COUNCIL LEADERS: Please share this opportunity with your members and supporters as a free benefit!
2016 WACA National Conference  

America and Global Megatrends

November 16-18, 2016

Washington, DC

Come November, with a new President-elect preparing to assume office amid tectonic global shifts and after a divisive campaign at home, you can be among thought leaders, government decision makers, and industry experts who will discuss the future, answer questions, and propose solutions to some of the vexing challenges throughout the world.

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! There, you can also find information about booking our special hotel group rates at the The Capital Hilton (hotel details are also provided below).

Keynote Speakers

Great Decisions: Luncheon Keynote

Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group

Leadership Day Keynote

Ambassador Barbara Stephenson
President, American Foreign Service Association
Think Tank Off-Site

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Syria: Arab and Islamic Politics 

Andrew J. Tabler
Martin J. Gross Fellow

Plenary Speakers

Evan Thomas 
Journalist, Historian, and Author of 
"Being Nixon: A Man Divided" 

Tom DeFrank

Contributing Editor, National Journal
Author of "Write It When I'm Gone"

Michael Duffy 
Deputy Managing Editor, TIME 

Moderator: Talmage Boston
Attorney and Author of
"Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents" 

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.
Best Practices Call: Peace Day Challenge 

International Day of Peace  is Sept. 21 

The WACA National Office is once again pleased to host a conference call with the United States Institute of Peace to encourage and help Councils to raise awareness of Peace Day itself, and to access resources that will enable you to work with communities and schools on peace themes in an ongoing way. 

Please join this special call with Ann-Louise Colgan , Director of the Global Peacebuilding Center at the USIP,  and Joyce Davis , President & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, to learn about how you and your Council can get involved in the #PeaceDayChallenge by promoting Peace Day activities in your local communities and schools.

The call will be held on 
Wednesday, July 27, from 2:00-3:00 PM ET
EU in the U.S. Program Series

EU in the U.S. 2016  is a grant-funded program administered by WACA in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States. Its goal is to raise awareness, knowledge, and understanding about EU policies, the EU's role as an international actor, and the value of the EU-U.S. relationship.

July 28: World Affairs Council of Orange County will host the consul generals of: Romania - Eugen Chivu, Poland - Mariusz Brymora, and Germany - Hans Jörg Neumann, to discuss the current situation in Europe, referring to issues such as Brexit, the refugee crisis, TTIP, and the conflict in Ukraine.
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 CareerBuilder.com 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:  WACHHedsearch@gmail.com.
Cover to Cover Author Series

August's Cover to Cover will feature author Talmage Boston on his new book Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents on Tuesday, August 9, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.

Boston has been a commercial litigator in Dallas, Texas, since 1978 and a shareholder at the Winstead PC law firm since 1997. He's been recognized in Texas Monthly magazine as a "Texas Super Lawyer" every year since 2003 and named among the "Best Lawyers in America" since 2013. He will discuss his newst book that is coming in Septemeber 2016. ( full bio )

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 these opportunities with your members and supporters as a free benefit! Contact the WACA National Office if you are interested in hosting Cover to Cover authors at your Council. 
World Affairs Councils Highlights

Monday, July 25
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts "The Arab Spring: Where Are We Today? Details

World Affairs Council Washington-DC hosts "WorldQuest Pub Quiz" Details

Tuesday, July 26
World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana hosts "National Security in the 21st Century: Issues the Next President Must Address"  Details

Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosts "Whither Turkey?" Details

Tennessee World Affairs Council hosts "Reaching Rising Global Markets: Finding Near Term and Long Term Prospects for Growth" 

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "YPIN Global Cafe: Social Media and Global Relations" Details

Global Minnesota hosts "Culture Through Cuisine: Gastrodiplomacy" Details

International Institute of Buffalo hosts "Polish Cultural Night" Details

Wednesday, July 27
World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosts "Federica Mogherini, Madeleine Albright, and others on E.U.-U.S. Relations: Regional & Global Challenges for the Next U.S. Administration and Congress" Details

World Affairs Council of South Texas hosts "Terrorism Unlimited, The Story of Boko Haram" Details 

Peoria Area World Affairs Council hosts "Hot Topic Discussion: The Future of Turkey"  Details 

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "Defending and Operating in Cyberspace with Admiral Rogers" Details 

World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "The TPP: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly"  Details

World Affairs Council Upstate hosts "International Women's Club Panera Lunch" 

World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts "4th Annual Young Professional Multi-Group Mixer" 

WorldBoston hosts "International Affairs Happy Hour"  Details

Thursday, July 28
World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "The Forever War" Details 

San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "America, Europe, NATO ... and Russia" Details

Global Minnesota hosts "Somalis in Minnesota: Enriching Our Culture, Economy, and Communities" 
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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