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December Cover to Cover 
Our monthly  Cover to Cover  conference call  will feature  William McCants  on   The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State. The call will take place on Wednesday, December 16, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET. 



The Islamic State is one of the most lethal and successful jihadist groups in modern history, surpassing even al-Qaeda. The ISIS Apocalypse   is based almost entirely on primary sources in Arabic-including ancient religious texts and secret al-Qaeda and Islamic State letters that few have seen. The book explores how religious fervor, strategic calculation, and doomsday prophecy shaped the Islamic State's past and foreshadow its dark future. 


William McCants is the Director of the project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution, and a fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy. He is an adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University and has held various government and think tank positions related to Islam, the Middle East, and terrorism. He served as a U.S. State Department senior adviser for countering violent extremism, and held positions as program manager of the Minerva Initiative for the Department of Defense; an analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval Analyses, and SAIC.  ( Full Bio )
Fall Leadership Day Presentations 
WACA's National Conference Fall Leadership Day included many activities designed to empower and train Council members on many issues, including best practices, fundraising and other topics. Below find presentation sides of WACA's Global Ed Taskforce Report and Caryn Stein's presentation on Fundraising Trends. 

Here find the presentation sides for WACA's Global Ed Taskforce Report   


Caryn Stein, the Vice President of Communications and Content at Network for Good, gave a presentation on "What's next? Fundraising Trends in a Changing Digital Landscape".  
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  
Monday, November 23
The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosts "What in the World are they Thinking? Attitudes on the U.S. and our Global Roles"  Details
The World Affairs Council of San Antonio hosts "An Evening with the Ambassador of Chile"  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. Carla Thorson , Senior Vice President of Programs, World Affairs Council of Northern California,  Cuba December  6  14, 2015.

Dr. Jerry W. Leach,  former President, World Affairs Councils of America, Legends of the Nile: February 23 - March 5, 2016.
Jim Falk , President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, Inside MoroccoMarch 4 - 17, 2016.
Ambassador Heather Hodges , President & Ambassador-in-Residence, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, Lima & the AmazonApril 16 - 24, 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.
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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