December 21, 2015
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Spotlight on Turkey
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Cover to Cover - New Year Preview 
January's Cover to Cover  will feature Thomas W. Lippman on his new book  Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World. Join us on Monday,  January 11, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.

Lippman was a featured speaker at WACA's 2015 National Conference. He is an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute, specializing in Saudi Arabian affairs, U.S.- Saudi relations, and relations between the West and Islam. He is a former Middle East bureau chief for The Washington Post, and author of numerous articles and books. 

February's Cover to Cover will feature innovation expert Alec Ross on his new book The Industries of the FutureJoin us on Thursday, February 11, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.

Ross served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and serves as an adviser to investors, corporations, and government leaders. 

Cover to Cover  in March will feature New York Times bestselling author Clyde Prestowitz  on his new book Japan Restored: How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This Is Important for America and the World Date/Time  TBD

Prestowitz is founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute. He has played key roles in achieving congressional passage of NAFTA and in shaping the final content of the Uruguay Round, as well as providing the intellectual basis for current U.S. trade policies toward Japan, China, and Korea. He is the author of many books including Trading Places (1988)which revolutionized the thinking about Japan's economic miracle and its relationship with the United States.  

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Spotlight on Turkey Deadline Extended 

Applications Deadline Extended Now Due Jan. 6, 2016   

Spotlight on Turkey, sponsored 
by the Turkish Cultural Foundation in collaboration with the World Affairs Councils of America runs a full calendar year and focuses on giving an overview of Turkey's rich culture. It consists of a spring Teacher Workshop, a Teacher Study Tour in the summer, and public cultural programs in the fall.  More Information

Job Announcement: Education Program Manager    
The Columbus Council on World Affairs seeks to hire an Education Program Manager to join a dynamic team in the mission of increasing global awareness in the Columbus Region. The Education Program Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the K-12 education program that embraces CCWA's mission in Central Ohio. In addition, he/she will lead all aspects CCWA's Global Scholars Diploma program including curriculum development, recruitment and training of adjunct facilitators, marketing to administrators and parents to increase school district participation as well as program quality control. 

The full job description and application requirements are available here . We encourage anyone who is interested to apply by sending a resume and cover letter including start date availability to 
Job Announcement: Program Officer    
The World Affairs Council of Oregon is hiring a Program Officer, this a full-time position to support the International Visitor Program and other Council programs. The office offers a dynamic working environment with ample opportunities to learn about international cultures and issues. The applicant should enjoy a busy atmosphere and be comfortable handling multiple ongoing projects. The position requires a high standard of quality, excellent interpersonal skills, a keen eye for detail, thorough follow-up, initiative and strong computer skills. The applicant must have a demonstrated interest in international affairs and cultures. 

The full job description and application requirements are available here (Application deadline: January 14, 2016)
Academic WorldQuest 2015-2016 
Information for this year's Academic WorldQuest program is now available!

Click here for the Study Guide, information on the  Carlos and MalĂș Alvarez 2016 Academic WorldQuest National Competition, and more.

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Council Highlights This Week
Tuesday, December 22

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Home for the Holidays: Botswana Spotlight" 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!
Dr. Jerry W. Leach , Former President, World Affairs Council of America,  Legends of the Nile February 23 - March 5, 2016.

Megan Torrey,  President, World Affairs Councils of Connecticut (Hartford), Cultural CubaMarch 13 - 21, 2016 .
Ambassador Heather Hodges , President & Ambassador-in-Residence, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Cuba Cruise: March 27 - April 5, 2016.
Mimi Gregory , V ice President and Program Chairman,  Naples Council on World Affairs, Cruising the Rivieras & Islands of France, Spain and ItalyOctober 5 - 13, 2016.
Dr. Clara 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.
Contact or call 1-800-942-5004 x209 or x217.

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