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June Cover to Cover 
WACA's Cover to Cover Author Series features historian  Walter Laqueur 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 .

For two decades, Walter Laqueur has been ahead of the curve, predicting events in post-Soviet Russia with uncanny accuracy. In Putinism, he deftly demonstrates how three long-standing pillars of Russian ideology--a strong belief in the Orthodox Church, a sense of Eurasian "manifest destiny," and a fear of foreign enemies--continue to exert a powerful influence on the Russian populace.  Laqueur explains how America's tendency to see Russia as a Cold War relic is dangerous and premature. As the situation in Ukraine has already demonstrated, Russia can and will challenge the West and it is in the West's best interest to figure out exactly who it is we are facing--and what they want--before it is too late.

Walter Laqueur directed the 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 and The Last Days of Europe.

Save the Date : Our July Cover to Cover will feature Nina Ansary , journalist and author of Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran . The call will take place on Tuesday, July 14, at 2:00 PM ET .  

Cover to Cover  in May hosted  Chris Woods , London-based investigative journalist and author of  Sudden Justice: America's Secret Drone Wars . Listen to the  recorded call.
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 .

Weekly Highlights
Monday, May 18
The World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution." Details

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosts "The U.S. and Cuba: Preparing for the Future." Details

World Affairs Council-Washington, DC hosts "The UK Elections and Their Impact on U.S. Relations." Details

Tuesday, May 19

The World Affairs Council of Las Vegas hosts "U.S. Relations with Latin America: Cuba and Venezuela in Focus." Details 


The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosts "Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late." Details

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "Jack Devine - Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story." Details 


WorldBoston hosts "Chat & Chowder Series: George H. W. Bush: Character at the Core." Details

The World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads hosts Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S. Lukman Faily. Details


The International Relations Council Kansas City hosts World Trade Day 2015. Details


The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts it Annual Member Celebration. Details


The World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities hosts its "End of the Year Celebration." Details

The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana hosts a "Diplomacy Begins Here Summit." Details


The Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council hosts "Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century." Details


WorldDenver hosts "Is it Possible to Get Along With China?" Details  


The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts Steve Barclay, Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York. (Invitation-only event.) 


Wednesday, May 20

The San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "China's Powerful Patriots." Details


WorldDenver hosts its monthly Young Professionals Networking Happy Hour. Details  

The World Affairs Council of Orange County hosts "War Powers of U.S. Presidents." Details  


The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosts "Global Forum Fundraiser." Details


The World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "Dissent in Putin's Russia." Details

The World Affairs Council of Greater Reading hosts "Global Impact of Infectious Communicable Disease." Details

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts "Global Spotlight: Cambodia" as part of its Young Professionals program. Details 


Thursday, May 21

The Minnesota International Center hosts "Germany and the U.S. Today - Friends and Allies." Details

The San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "The Voyages of Discovery by the Chinese Treasure Ships from 1421-1423." Details 


The Foreign Policy Association hosts its Annual Dinner. Details 


The Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts its 7th Annual Dinner. Details

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts Petr Gandalovic, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the U.S. Details 


The World Affairs Council of Sonoma County hosts "What is Happening in the News and Why?" Details  


Friday, May 22

The Columbus Council on World Affairs hosts Singaporean Ambassador to the U.S. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri for "Graduating World Class Students: Singapore's Success." 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, Vietnam 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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