January 26, 2015
Global Ties Breakfast
Cover to Cover
2016 Spring Leadership Meeting
Academic WorldQuest
2016 WACA National Conference
Council Highlights
Travel the World
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WACA-Global Ties Conference Breakfast
The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to sponsor the 2016 Global Ties U.S. National Meeting this year as part of a reciprocal arrangement to strengthen collaboration between our organizations.
For those Council leaders, staff and board members who plan to attend the Global Ties "I Am Diplomacy" Conference, we cordially invite you to participate in an informal breakfast discussion on Thursday, January 28, from 7:30 to 8:45 am, with  WACA President & CEO Bill Clifford  and National Office staff. The breakfast will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel's Forum Room in the West Wing of the hotel (close to the conference registration desk). A detailed hotel map can be found in your conference registration package. Breakfast refreshments will be provided. 

If you are interested in joining us, please RSVP here
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.

COUNCIL LEADERS: Please share these opportunities with your members and supporters as a free benefit!
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! 
Academic WorldQuest 2016: Hotel Info. 

The Carlos and MalĂș Alvarez 2016 Academic WorldQuest National Competition will be held in Washington, DC on April 22-23

Hotel Reservations:  
To utilize our special hotel rates, book your room now at the Washington Hilton hotel! For reservations click here.

Stay tuned for competition registration and venue information, which we will announce very soon.   For the 2015-2016 AWQ Study Guide, click here

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors:


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. 
Council Highlights This Week
Tuesday, January 26

The Alaska World Affairs Councils hosts "Arctic Series with Ambassador Mark Brzezinski"  Details 

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut host "Global Economic Outlook 2016" Details 

The Sarasota World Affairs Council hosts "Genocide and American Humanitarianism" Details 

The World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities hosts "Iran from the Inside Out" Details

The Indiana Council on World Affairs hosts "Great Decisions Program" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "Terrorism and Homeland Security: Are We Prepared for the Emerging Threats?" Details

The Minnesota International Center hosts "U.S. Foreign Policy Update with Tom Hanson" Details 

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Iran & The U.S.: The Road to Peace" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "Viewing of 'Landfill Harmonic' with Group Discussion" Details 

The Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy hosts "Leif Wenar-Ending the Tyranny of Oil" Details 

Wednesday, January 27

The Alabama World Affairs Council hosts "Great Decisions Discussion Series (Session 1 of 8) Details 

The World Affairs Council of Northern California hosts "MARIN: Centrifuges, Sanctions and Security" Details 

The Pacific and Asian Affairs Council hosts "2016 Annual Dinner-A Global Affair" Details 

The Foreign Policy Association hosts "Climate Change, Security, and the World Order" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Austin hosts "Business in China: A Conversation with Jeremy R. Haft" Details 

Thursday, January 28

The Tennessee World Affairs Council hosts "A Conversation with Irish  Ambassador Anne Anderson: A Changing Ireland in a Changing Europe" Details 

The San Diego World Affairs Councils hosts "Israel, the Middle East... and America" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts "Breakfast Series with Dr. Jay Bryson, Managing Director and Global Economist, Wells Fargo" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts "Balancing Risks: Intelligence, Security, and Privacy" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Dallas, Fort Worth hosts "Global Forum - ExxonMobil Energy Outlook" Details 

Friday, January 29

The South Dakota World Affairs Council hosts "Global Health Symposium-Sessions" 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. 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.
Contact  www.wacphila.org/travel or call 1-800-942-5004 x209 or x217.

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