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|Thursday at 2 PM ET -- June Cover to Cover
Cover to Cover Author Series
on his new book,
Putinism: Russia and Its Future with the West
. The call will be held
Thursday, June 18, at 2:00 PM ET
. Jackie Miller, President and CEO of WAC Seattle, will moderate the call.
Author Walter Laqueur analyzes the mounting tensions between Putin and Western leaders, arguing that America's tendency to see Russia as a Cold War relic is dangerous and premature. As the forced annexation of Crimea has demonstrated, Russia can and will challenge the West and it is in our best interest to figure out exactly who it is we are facing--and what they want--before it is too late.
Walter Laqueur directed t
he Institute of Contemporary History in London for 30 years. Concurrently, he served as chairman of the International Research Council of CSIS in Washington, DC. He was also a professor at Georgetown University and has authored more than 25 books, including
After the Fall
The Last Days of Europe
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|1918 Society Conference Call
The World Affairs Councils of America will host a
1918 Society Members Conference Call
Governor Christine Todd Whitman
, Co-Chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy Coalition), and former Governor of New Jersey and EPA Administrator, on
Wednesday, June 24, at 3:30 PM ET
. Ambassador Roman Popadiuk, WACA Chair-Elect, will moderate the call.
Gov. Christine Todd Whitman served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Jan. 2001-June 2003). She was the 50th Governor of the State of New Jersey, serving as its first woman governor (1994-2001). Gov. Whitman serves a number of non-profit organizations: she heads the Trustees' Executive Committee of the Eisenhower Fellowships; co-chairs CASEnergy with Amb. Ron Kirk, and chairs the American Security Project. She serves on the boards of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Center for Sustainable Shale Development. Full Bio
1918 Society Members
, you are welcome to
invite up to three guests to participate on the call
. RSVP by replying to this email or write to Althea Georgantas at
with you and your guests' names.
Interested in joining the 1918 Society? Please contact Ian Byrne at 202-833-4557 or
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|The Rational Middle Energy Series
The World Affairs Councils of America's newest national program series in partnership with
The Rational Middle Energy Series
is underway. With nearly 2 million views and counting, the 22-episode documentary film series has sparked a movement based on productive conversation around the current energy challenge and what it will take to achieve a cleaner energy future.
World Affairs Council of Charlotte and Philadelphia
The Rational Middle Energy Series
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|Taiwan Leadership Mission
The World Affairs Councils of America's Leadership Mission to Taiwan sponsored by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office is underway. The Leadership Mission will take place through
June 21, 2015
. The delegation includes:
Mr. Bill Clifford - Head of Delegation
President & CEO, World Affairs Councils of America
Chair, Colorado Springs World Affairs Council
Director & Past President, International Relations Council of Kansas City
Vice President, Administration & Development, World Affairs Council of Oregon
CEO, World Affairs Council of Houston
Assistant Treasurer, World Affairs Council of Maine
CEO, Hawaii Pharma
Member, World Affairs Council of Atlanta
Board Member, Naples Council on World Affairs
Board Member, World Affairs Council of Seattle
|WAC Dallas/Fort Worth Adds McKinney Chapter
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth established a chapter in McKinney, Texas to continue expanding its programming on international issues in the region.
|WAC Pittsburgh President & CEO Posting
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh seeks a new President and CEO who has passion for the mission, a desire to operate the Council like an entrepreneurial, creative and value adding business, and with a tempo that captures the energy of the issues which the Council brings to the community. Partnerships need to be built and monetized; the revenue base needs to expand and diversify; and, the Council needs to be positioned with a compelling value proposition that resonates with multiple audiences and contributes meaningfully to the community. Click here for the full posting.
|Subscribe to PRISM
The Center for Complex Operations at the National Defense University is pleased to offer a free subscription of their quarterly journal, PRISM, to World Affairs Councils and their members. PRISM is a security studies journal chartered by the Department of Defense to inform policymakers, allies, and academics on complex and integrated national security operations; reconstruction and state-building; and developments in training and education. Each journal features academic and policy-driven articles, book reviews, commentaries, and lessons from the field. Recent contributors include former U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman, former U.S. Army General and CIA Director David Petraeus, former DIA Director Michael T. Flynn, and former U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan James F. Dobbins.
Monday, June 15
The World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts a Member Open House. Details
The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts "Luncheon Ladder with Dr. Parvez Ahmed."
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts its Summer Seminar on Global Issues.
Tuesday, June 16
The World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "Escaping from North Korea: A Defector's Story." Details
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts its 18th Annual Summer Institute for Teachers - "Teaching Contemporary Global Issues" and "Global Instability: Is Disorder the New Order?" Details
The Foreign Policy Association hosts "Political Order and Political Decay: From The Industrial Revolution To The Globalization Of Democracy." Details
The World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts its monthly Spanish Conversation Group. Details
Wednesday, June 17
The World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay hosts "The Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities in Secuity, Energy, and Geopolitics." Details
The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts "The History and the Future of Cuba." Details
The World Affairs Council of Austin hosts "Japan-USA Business Opportunities." Details
The World Affairs Council of Tacoma hosts "Israel-Palestine: The Struggle for Peace in a Region at War." Details
The World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "Turkey's Surprising Election: Now What?" Details
Thursday, June 18
The San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "International Law in the South China Sea." Details
The International Affairs Forum (Traverse City, MI) hosts "Is a Free Press Dangerous?" Details
The Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts "French Lunch and Film: My Afternoons with Margueritte." Details
The World Affairs Council of Sonoma County hosts "Having Faith in Democracy: Politics, Islam, and Identity in Contemporary Indonesia." Details
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "Mona Eltahawy - Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution." Details
The Peoria Area World Affairs Council hosts "Diversity in the Islamic World: Sunnis, Shi'is, Salafis, and Secularists." Details
The World Affairs Council of Houston hosts author Mona Eltahawy for "Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution." Details
The World Affairs Council of Houston hosts a Young Professionals international networking mixer. Details
Friday, June 19
The World Affairs Council of Western Colorado hosts "Pakistan: Heading for State Failure?" Details
The World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "Annual Meeting with Senator Angus King on National Security Challenges." Details
The World Affairs Council of San Antonio hosts "Walk in the U.S., Talk on Japan." Details
|Travel the World from WAC Philadelphia
Council Leaders to Lecture on Travel the World tours from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia!
Maria Wulff, President, World Affairs Council of Oregon, Coastal Life from the Adriatic to the Aegean, June 15-23, 2015.
Mimi Gregory, Vice President, Naples Council on World Affairs, Grand Danube: August 8-23, 2015.
Kay Maxwell, Executive Director, World Affairs Forum Stamford,
Vietnam and Cambodia: October 12-27, 2015.
Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President of Programs, World Affairs Council of Northern California, Cuba: December 6-14, 2015.
Ambassador Mark Johnson, Board, Montana World Affairs Council, The Mediterranean Through the Centuries: October 14-25. 2015.
Dr. Jerry W. Leach, Former President, World Affairs Councils of America, Turquoise Coast Cruise, October 27-November 4, 2015.
Contact www.wacphila.org/travel or call 1-800-942-5004 x209 or x217.
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