May 2015
May 'Cover to Cover'
EU Outreach 2015
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Wednesday: May Cover to Cover 
May's Cover to Cover will host Chris Woods, London-based investigative journalist and author of Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars. The call will be held on Wednesday, May 13, at 2:00 PM ET. WACA President Bill Clifford will moderate.


In Sudden Justice, award-winning investigative journalist Chris Woods explores the secretive history of the United States' use of armed drones and their key role not only on today's battlefields, but also in a covert targeted killing project that has led to the deaths of thousands. The ability to target its enemies from the safety of headquarters thousands of miles from the battlefield has profound implications for how America conducts its foreign policy, and for how it is seen in the world. As the first book to comprehensively assemble and analyze the facts about the U.S. drone program, Sudden Justice is the essential guide for understanding its implications. More Information

Chris Woods is an investigative journalist who specializes in conflict and national security issues. A former senior BBC Panorama producer, he has authored several investigations into covert U.S. drone strikes and their true effects. He was awarded the Martha Gellhorn Journalism Prize for his work, and lives in London.

European Union Outreach 2015
EU in the U.S. is administered in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States to raise awareness, knowledge, and understanding throughout the United States about EU policies, the EU's role as an international actor, and the value of the EU-U.S. relationship. More Information

Events this week include:


The Rational Middle Energy Series
The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to kick off its newest national program series in partnership with  The Rational Middle Energy Series With nearly 2 million views and counting, the 22-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.
 
The film screening-and-discussion series, moderated by producer and director Gregory Kallenberg, will be underway later this month at World Affairs Councils across the U.S.

Events this month include:

May 27 -- World Affairs Council of Houston

Job Opening at Utah Council
The  Utah   Council  for Citizen Diplomacy is seeking qualified applicants for the Executive Director position in Salt Lake City. The successful candidate will demonstrate their passion and commitment to UCCD's mission through their prior work and experiences. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Candidates from both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors will be considered. Preferred: Advanced degree, with at least 5 years of senior management experience. The position is available July 1, 2015.  Applications are accepted until position is filled. If interested, please read the full position description and qualifications  here

To learn more visit:  www.utahdiplomacy.org .

Global I.Q. Minute from WAC Dallas/Fort Worth
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth President Jim Falk interviews recent Council headliner former Texas Governor Rick Perry: 


Weekly Highlights
Monday, May 11
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "David Brooks - The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life." Details

The World Affairs Council of Central Illinois hosts "Reconciliation in Politics? On the Meaning of Justice in the Wake of Massive Injustice?" Details

The World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley hosts a Great Decisions discussion: "Russia and the Near Abroad."  Details

The World Affairs Council of Houston hosts "The Fight Against Forced Labor Slavery in India and China." Details

The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts "Luncheon Ladder with Ambassador Marilyn McAfee." Details

The World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay hosts "The New International Financial Order: Is the U.S. Shooting Itself in the Foot?" Details

Tuesday, May 12

The Sarasota World Affairs Council hosts Cuban Ambassador Jose Ramon Cabanas Rodriguez for "Winds of Change in Havana and Washington." Details

 

The Juneau World Affairs Council hosts "Arresting Climate Change: Transforming the World's Largest Industry." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg hosts a Great Decisions discussion: "Brazil's Metamorphosis." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "Instability in the Horn of Africa and Yemen." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council - Washington, DC hosts "The Latest Wave of Migration: Motivations and Responses." Details  

 

The World Affairs Council of Maine hosts a World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group: "The Middle East." Details 

 

Wednesday, May 13

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosts "The Great War of Our Time: The CIA's Fight Against Terrorism, From al-Qa'ida to ISIS." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan hosts its 2015 WorldQuest. Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts "Navigating Peace: Conflict and Cooperation over Shared Water Resources." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of San Antonio hosts "The Spices of Africa." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "Rebuilding in Nepal." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Houston hosts New York Times columnist and author David Brooks for "The Road to Character." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "Lisa J. Shannon - Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg hosts a Great Decisions discussion: "U.S. Trade Policy." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Seattle co-hosts "On the Human Rights Frontier: The Global Struggle for LGBT Equality." Details

 

The World Affairs Council of Greater Reading hosts a program on Afghanistan. Details 

 

The World Affairs Forum (Stamford, CT) hosts "North Korea, The Dangerous Outlier." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts a Young Professionals program: "Adventures in Dining: Spanish Cooking Class." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts its monthly Young Professionals networking evening. Details

 

Thursday, May 14

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts Luis Guillermo SolĂ­s, President of Costa Rica, for "Latin America and the World: Costa Rica's Collaborative Spirit in the Global Economy." Details

 

The World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "A Special Evening with George Mitchell." Details 

 

The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council hosts "U.S. National Security and the Asia-Pacific Region." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosts "North Korea and Nuclear Diplomacy." Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of San Antonio hosts Ambassador Paula Dobriansky as part of its Distinguished Speaker Series. Details 

 

The San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "Nepal: An Acute and Chronic Disaster." Details 

 

The Foreign Policy Association hosts "Is the American Century Over?" Details 

 

The Columbus Council on World Affairs hosts a Great Decisions discussion: "Crisis in Ukraine." Details 

 

Friday, May 15

The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head hosts "PeaceTech: The Power of Data, Media and Technology to Prevent Deadly Conflict." Details 

 

The Dayton Council on World Affairs hosts the "A World A'Fair" Festival. Details 

 

The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts "Luncheon Ladder with Sandra Cook." Details

 

Saturday, May 16

The World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "Russia and the Post-Soviet States: Culture, Continuity, and Crisis." Details 

 

Sunday, May 17

The Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts the Global Burlington Dinner Fundraiser for Nepal. Details 

 

 

Council leaders to lecture on    Travel the World tours from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia:


Mimi Gregory, Vice President of Programs, Naples Council on World Affairs, Inside Iran: May 18 - June 1.

Dr. Gail Stevenson, Executive Director, Vermont Council on World Affairs, Norwegian Splendor: June 11 - 26.

Maria Wulff, President, World Affairs Council of Oregon,Coastal Life from the Adriatic to the Aegean, June 15 - 23.

Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President of Programs, World Affairs Council of Northern California, South Africa: August 17 - 28.

Kay Maxwell, Executive Director, World Affairs Forum Stamford, Viet Nam and Cambodia: October 12 - 27. 

Ambassador Mark Johnson, Board, Montana World Affairs Council, The Mediterranean Through the Centuries: October 14 - 25. 

  

Contact www.wacphila.org/travel or call 1-800-942-5004 x209 or x217.

 

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