May 9, 2016
Cover to Cover
EU in the U.S.
2016 WACA National Conference
World Affairs Councils Highlights
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Cover to Cover with Steven Radelet

Cover to Cover  in May will present author Dr. Steven Radelet  on his new book, The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World on Wednesday , May 18, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET

Steven Radelet holds the Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development, is Distinguished Professor of the Practice of Development, and is Director of the Global Human Development Program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He serves as an economic adviser to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His work focuses on economic growth, foreign aid, debt, and financial crises, primarily in Africa and Asia ( full bio ). 

COUNCIL LEADERS: Please share this opportunity with your members and supporters as a free benefit! Contact the WACA office if you are interested in hosting Dr. Steven Radelet at your Council.
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.   

Scheduled Events for May: 

For the list of other participating Councils, see the   WACA website.
2016 WACA National Conference  
Save the Date! 

The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce that its 2016 National Conference will take place on November 16-18, at The Capital Hilton

This distinguished hotel is  located in the heart of Washington, DC - just two blocks from the White House. Convenient to three Metro stations and Ronald Reagan National Airport, the hotel is within walking distance of museums and memorials, theaters and art galleries, shopping, dining, nightlife, and more. 

Further announcements on National Conference speakers, hotel reservations, and other program details will be made available later in the year.
World Affairs Councils Highlights
Monday, May 9

World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley hosts "Great Decisions - International Migration"  Details

World Affairs Council of Harrisburg hosts "Great Decisions 2016 - Cuba and the U.S."  Details

Global Cincinnati hosts a two-day event "The Origins of the Red Cross" Details 

Global Minnesota hosts "Culture Through Cuisine: South Korea"  Details

Tuesday, May 10

International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts "At the Crossroads: Agribusiness and National Security in EU/U.S. Relations" Details

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts "Ending Violence Against Women: A Moral Imperative of Our Time" Details

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts "Water, Peace, and Prosperity in the Middle East: Examples of Remarkable Collaborations"  Details

Richmond World Affairs Council hosts "India at the Global High Table: What Kind of Global Role Is India Creating - and How" Details

World Affairs Council of Austin hosts an all day event "5th Annual Texas-EU Business Summit" Details

Alabama World Affairs Council hosts "Air War College Faculty Regional Studies Report"  Details

World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities hosts "QC World Culture Festival 2016: Honoring Diversity and Promoting Awareness"  Details

Wednesday, May 11

World Affairs Forum (Stamford) hosts "Is It Necessary  and Possible to Collaborate with China?" Details

Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts "International Visitor Leadership Program"  Details

Thursday, May 12

World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts "A Private Reception with Martin Tlapa and H.E. Petr Gandalovic, Czech Delegation to the United States"   Details

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "His Excellency Peter Wittig - U.S.-German Relations: Challenges and Opportunities in a World in Turmoil"  Details

Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosts "Talk with Karl Rove on American Politics"  Details

San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "A Brief History of Central Asia, Starring Genghis Kahn, Tamerlane, and the Great Game"  Details

Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts "The European Union Challenged and Responding"  Details

World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "Paul Hawken: Project Drawdown"  Details

Columbus Council on World Affairs hosts "The Future of World Class Education"  Details

International Institute of Buffalo hosts "Community WorldQuest 2016 Contest and Fundraiser"  Details

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "YPIN International Trivia Night ContestDetails

Friday, May 13

World Affairs Council of Sonoma County hosts "Current U.S. Migration Laws, Policies, and More"  Details

Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts a week long program "Strengthening Central Banking and National Finance in Iraq"  Details

Windham World Affairs Council hosts "American Engagement with Niger. A Case Study on Confronting Violent Extremism in Africa" 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, 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.
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