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Say Hello to World Affairs Council of Albuquerque!

WACA is pleased to welcome a new Member Council to the national network:  WAC Albuquerque has a terrific Board of Directors and staff. As the former Albuquerque Committee on Foreign Relations, the organization has worked with the Santa Fe Council on International Relations, WACA's other New Mexico affiliate.

Check out this recent article written by WAC Albuquerque member Emile Nakhleh, " It's Time for Washington and Riyadh to Defuse the War Hysteria". 

If you would like to reach out, you may contact Mark Soohoo, Executive Director of WAC Albuquerque.
Wednesday: KNOW NOW Conference Call Series with 
Susan Cohen  of Mintz Levin on the Travel Ban

Susan Cohen
Founder and Chair, Mintz Immigration Practice
On June 26th, the Supreme Court chose to allow a limited travel ban to be imposed. While the court has yet to issue a final ruling, many questions have emerged. How many will this effect? Does religion play a role in this ban? How will this shape U.S. relations with the countries in question? 

Mary Yntema President and CEO, WorldBoston

Join Susan Cohen, F ounder and Chair of Mintz Levin Immigration Practice ,  for a conversation with Mary Yntema, President and CEO of WorldBoston , about the background and context of the Supreme Court decision, and what we should expect to come next.
Wednesday, July 12, at 2:00 - 2:30 PM ET  

KNOW NOW conference calls feature global thought leaders hosted by WACA, as well as local authorities in government, business, academia and cultural fields who are identified and moderated by local Councils. 
Cover to Cover Author Series July - September

Earth will have more than 9.6 billion people by 2050. With resources already scarce, how will we feed them all? Journalist Lisa Palmer (full bio.has traveled the world for years documenting the cutting-edge innovations of people and organizations on the front lines of fighting the food gap. Palmer breaks down this difficult subject and paints a hopeful picture of both the world we want to live in and the great leaps it will take to get there. 

Read Palmer's recent publication, and join us for  July's Cover to Cover  conference call series  Tuesday, July 18, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET .
WACA 2017 National Conference

The Future of American Leadership

November 15-17
Washington, DC


Rosa Brooks is a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, a columnist for Foreign Policy, and a law professor at Georgetown University. ( Full bio.

Eliot A. Cohen is Robert E. Osgood professor at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). ( Full bio.)

Book your room at our special group rate now!

The  World Affairs Councils of America 2017 National Conference will be held  November 15-17 at the Capital Hilton in Washington DC. 

Staying at the Capital Hilton
We have secured a special group rate:
  • 1 Queen/King bed Deluxe Room: $279/night          (Single/Double Occupancy) plus tax

This distinguished hotel is located 
in  the heart of our nation's capital -  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, memorials,  shopping,  dining, nightlife, and more.

Further announcements on National Conference speakers and other program details will be made in the coming weeks.
WACA and Councils Are Hiring!
Promote Your Council: Send Us Your Stuff!

WACA is about to launch our new website. The best way to bring your Council programs to life for the entire network is to email us - often - your  high-res photos, video, and audio

The new site will showcase Councils' convening power, innovative educational initiatives, and community impact. 

Help us promote your work by emailing Chelsea Beaulieu.
World Affairs Councils Highlights

Monday, July 10 
Alaska World Affairs Council hosts Ambassador Carlos Garcia de Alba, Consul General for Mexico in Los Angeles, for "The New NAFTA: Mexico-US Relations & Trade in the Trump Era." Details
World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay holds "Is Russia Playing Roulette with the Western Democracies?" Details
Global Minnesota hosts John Cooney, Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce, for a Trade Insights and Networking event. Details

World Affairs Council - DC hosts Jade Wu, author of Flash Points: Lessons Learned and Not Learned in Malawi, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Details

World Affairs (Northern California) hosts Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro for "Social Programs Under Attack." Details

Tuesday, July 11

World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Louis de Corail, Consul General of France, and Francois Bresson, Head of Finance Americas of Orange Business Services, for "The New Face of France." Details

Wednesday, July 12

San Diego World Affairs Council hosts Dr. Robert H. Meyer, aerospace and defense specialist, for "Trade Routes and the Evolving Geopolitics of the Middle East." Details

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head hosts intelligence experts Colonel John Gilbert, Margaret McManus, and Blaine Lotz for "The Spy Among Us." Details

World Affairs Council of Maine hosts a discussion group on "The Middle East After Trump's Visit." Details

World Affairs Council of South Texas hosts Dr. Joseph J. Collins, expert in strategy and modern warfare, for "Seven Deadly Threats and How to Deal with Them." Details

Global Minnesota hosts Professors Joseph Mbele and Mzenga Aggery Wanyama for "Global Conversations: African Folktales to Contemporary Authors." Details

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu for its Global Leader Dinner. Details

Thursday, July 13

World Affairs Council of San Antonio hosts Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, for "There Goes the Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenges of American Immigration." Details

World Affairs (Northern California) hosts Bradley Gardner, Foreign Service Officer and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, on "China's Rise: From Farms to Cities." Details

Friday, July 14

World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay hosts Dr. Francis Fukuyama of Stanford University for "The Global Rise of Populist Nationalism." Details

Upstate International hosts its Bastille Day Gala. Details

World Affairs Council of Sonoma County hosts Feroz Hassan Khan, former Brigadier in the Pakistan Army and senior researcher in the Department of National Security Affairs of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, for "The New Great Game in South Asia." Details

Travel the World from WAC Philadelphia

Travel with Council Leaders - hear them lecture on Travel the World tours from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia!

2017-2018 travel schedule includes trips to: 
  • Kay Maxwell, Executive Director, World Affairs Forum (Stamford), Silk Road Odyssey: Oct. 3 - 19
  • Dr. Jerry Leach, former President, World Affairs Councils of America, Inside Morocco: Oct. 20 - Nov. 2
  • Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President, Programs, World Affairs Council Northern California, Southern Africa: Feb. 18-Mar. 5
  • Patrick Ryan, President, Tennessee World Affairs Council, Tuscany: May 29-Jun. 6
Contact www.wacphila.org/travel  or call 1-800-942-5004 , ext.  209  or 217 .

The World Affairs Councils of America 

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