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2016 Spring Leadership Meeting 
Save the Date! 

The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce that the annual Spring Leadership Meeting for Council Executives, Staff, and Board Members will be hosted by The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston. 

This popular professional-development and networking event will take place March 17-18. We will announce hotel reservation, meeting registration, and agenda details shortly. 

We look forward to your participation! 
Arctic Matters Day 

The National Academy of Sciences invites you to " Arctic Matters Day" on January 14th in Washington, D.C.-for a cutting-edge, accessible overview of the dramatic changes affecting the Arctic region today and of how such changes can ultimately affect us all.  The agenda features lively talks and discussions with top science and policy experts, and numerous Arctic-themed exhibits and interactive displays. The event is free and includes a complementary lunch. The event will not be live webcast and space is limited, so  register today! [ http://nas-sites.org/arctic/]
Cover to Cover  

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




Ross served for four years as Senior Adviser 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.



Save the date! 

Cover to Cover  in March will present 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.  

COUNCIL LEADERS: Please share these opportunities with your members and supporters as a free benefit!
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. 

Stay tuned for further announcements on National Conference speakers, hotel reservation, and other program details. 
Academic WorldQuest 2015-2016 

The Carlos and MalĂș Alvarez 2016 Academic WorldQuest National Competition will be held in Washington, DC on April 22-23 Stay tuned for hotel and venue information, which we will announce very soon.  For the 2015-2016 AWQ Study Guide, click here


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Council Highlights This Week
Monday, January 11

The World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "India and Pakistan: Challenges for Regional Stability" Details 

The Naples Council on World Affairs "Is France Still a Leader?" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts "An Intimate Evening of Dialogue with Stephen Kotkin, Ph.D." Details 

The Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts "VCWA Travel: Cuba Revealed Information Meeting" Details; and  "Women's Leadership Council Networking Event" Details  

Tuesday, January 12

The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts "Stalin and Putin's Rise" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts "JFK, Nuclear Arms Control and Civil Rights: Kennedy's Legacy Resonates Today" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "Climate Change" Details; and "Terrorism in Africa:The Case of Boko Haram" Details 

The World Affairs Council of The Mid-Hudson Valley hosts "Timbuktu: An Illustrated Talk by Alexandra Huddleston" Details

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "The U.S.-Canada Relationship after the Canadian Elections" Details 

The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council hosts "Business Leads Lunch Hispanic Chamber" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Seattle, Washington hosts "U.S. Policy in Syria" Details 

Wednesday, January 13

The World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "Remarks by the Consul General of Israel" Details 

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Junior Model UN Conference" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Greater Reading hosts "Dr. Spencer Stober on Climate Change" Details

The World Affairs Council of Dallas, Fort Worth hosts "Rebuilding America's Military" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Seattle, Washington hosts "Humanitarian Developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Horn of Africa" Details 

Thursday, January 14

The World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "City of Thorns: Life in a Refugee Camp" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut host "After War: What Happens Next?" Details 

The San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "The Population Paradox" Details 

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosts "Future Crimes with Marc GoodmanDetails 

The World Affairs Council of Central Florida hosts "2016 Asian American Chamber of Commerce Installation Luncheon" Details

The World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "A Global Agreement on Climate Change: Reporting from Paris" Details 

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Film Screening: The Refugees of Shangri-La" Details 

The Columbus Council on World Affairs hosts "Feeding over 9 Billion People by 2050" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island hosts "Global Energy in the 21st Century" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Dallas, Fort Worth hosts "Eric Weiner: The Geography of Genius" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Huston hosts "How Rock & Roll Helped End the Cold War" Details 

Friday, January 15

The World Affairs Council of St. Louis hosts "A Korean Cultural Dinner" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "Great Decisions @ PSU + Live Stream" 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 AffairsCruising 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  www.wacphila.org/travel or call 1-800-942-5004 x209 or x217.

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