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Leading America: Foreign Policy
Challenges and the 2016 Election
 
November 11-13, 2015
Washington, DC 


 
Confirmed Speakers include:   
Ambassadors  Luncheon Keynote:
Chairman, Goldman Sachs' International Advisors, Former President of the World Bank Group and U.S. Trade Representative


Great Decisions Keynote:
Dean  Emeritus, Yale School of Management     
Author,  From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives (Forthcoming in March)

Leadership Day Keynote:  
President, The Maccoby Group 

Gwen Holdmann 
Director, Alaska Center for Energy & Power

Assistant Secretary, U.S. Dept. of State

Off-site Visit: Brookings  
Emerging Powers and the Liberal International Order
Kemal Kirisci - Turkey 
Tanvi Madan - India 
Jonathan D. Pollack - China, East Asia
Harold Trinkunas - Latin America 
Thomas Wright - Int'l Order & Strategy 


Off-site: Carnegie Endowment
Middle East and North Africa in Turmoil: Roots of Radicalization & the Refugee Crisis 
Joseph Bahout - Syria 
Perry Cammack - Regional trends 
Michele Dunne - Egypt 
Frederic Wehrey - North Africa & the Gulf

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November Cover to Cover 
Our monthly  Cover to Cover  conference call  will feature award-winning journalist and former speechwriter for the  Department of State Rena Pederson   on  The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Struggle for the Soul of a Nation. The call will take place on Thursday, November 5, at 2:00 PM ET.    



Historic general elections will take place in Myanmar (Burma) on November 8, 2015.  Rena Pederson ( Full Bio ) brings to light fresh details about the charismatic Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, the inspiration for the country's first steps towards democracy. Suu Kyi's party will be a major contender in the elections, a breakthrough after years of military dictatorship. Using exclusive interviews with Suu Kyi since her release from 15 years of house arrest, as well as recently disclosed diplomatic cables, Pederson uncovers new facets to Suu Kyi's extraordinary story. 
Academic WorldQuest 2015-2016 
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EU in the U.S. Program Series 
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Events this week:

Rational Middle Energy Series 
The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to continue  its national program series in partnership with the Rational Middle Energy Series. The 22-episode documentary film series, with more than 3.5 million views and/or downloads, has sparked a movement based on productive conversation around the current energy challenge and what it will take to achieve a cleaner energy future. More Information.

Event this week: 

Migration Crisis 
With WACA's facilitation, several Councils over the coming months will host  Anne Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration ( bio). A/S Richard will speak at some about the record number of refugees and migrants, and what Americans can do about the crisis.

Event this week:

World Affairs Council of Harrisburg JOURNAL 
Harrisburg The third issue of WACH Journal is out.  it features essays by experts from around the world, including WAC Harrisburg associates, on these topics : Nuclear Agreement with Iran; Peace Building in Africa; Country Focus Analysis: Syria; Turkish Freedom of Press. 
Council Highlights This Week  
Monday, October 12 

WorldDenver hosts "Complimentary Member Reception with International Visitors!" Details

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts "South Africa's Freedom Charter - Sixty Years Later" Details

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "The Honorable Rick Santorum" Details


Tuesday, October 13 

The World Affairs Council of Las Vegas hosts "Dealing with Iran: Policy Dilemmas"  Details

The World Affairs Council of North California hosts "EU - U.S. Global Leadership in 2015" Details

The World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California hosts "Syria - Iraq and the ISIS Threat: Rami Khouri" Details

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosts two events: "Walk in U.S., Talk on Japan" Details; and "The Refugee Crisis: Syria and Beyond" Details

The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts "A Global Lens on Corporate Social Responsibility" Details

The World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group - Japan and the Threat from China" Details

The World Affairs Council of Houston hosts "Shale Gas & The Potential For U.S. energy Independence - A Rational Middle Energy Series Panel Discussion" Details 

The Richmond World Affairs Council hosts "The Rise, Rule, and Future of the Islamic State" Details


Wednesday, October 14 

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosts "YP Consulate Series: Israel" Details

The San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "Nuclear Lies, Deceptions, and Hypocrisies" Details

The World Affairs Council of Orange County hosts "EU in the U.S." Details

The Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council hosts "The World Politics of a Changing Energy Landscape" Details

The World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "Bulgaria: Crisis on Two Fronts, with Ambassador Elena Poptodorova"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Saint Louis hosts "U.S. - China Relations at the Crossroad" Details

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts "Africa: Challenges and Opportunities" Details

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Hiram College Presents: Interconnected Crises: ISIS, Iran and Israel" Details

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosts "2015 Atlas Award" Details

The World Affairs Council of Greater Reading hosts "The American Case for Macedonia" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads hosts "Myths of the Oil Boom" Details

The World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts two events: "Tour of the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74)"  Details; and "YPIN: Building Peace Between Israel and Palestine" Details


Thursday, October 15

The San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "Saudi Arabian Regional Influence"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts "Unification of the Korean Peninsula: Are Reconciliation and Prosperity Possible?" Details

The Savannah Council on World Affairs hosts "Beyond Crimea: The Future of Western Relations with Russia" Details 

The Peoria World Affairs Council hosts "Uncovered: Why More Women Are Shedding Hijab in Egypt" Details

The Indiana Council on World Affairs hosts "Is There a Crisis in China?" Details

The International Affairs Forum hosts "Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security" Details

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts "Syria and Iran: The Current State of Affairs and Challenges"   Details

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Case Western Reserve University Presents: 2015 Inamori Ethics Prize Ceremony" Details

The World Affairs Council of Seattle, Washington hosts "Assessing the Global Framework for Combating Climate Change" Details

The Olympia World Affairs Council hosts "The Nuclear Agreement and Future Directions in Iranian Politics" Details

Friday, October 16

The World Affairs Council of Sonoma County hosts "U.S. Healthcare 2015: How Do We Compare with the Rest of the World?" Details

World Worcester hosts "Sony, Target & OPM - A Look at Cyber Security at the National and Individual Level" Details

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Case Western Reserve University Presents: Inamori Prize Academic Symposium"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head hosts "China, Russia, and Islamic Actors in Latin America" Details

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts two events: "Evan Thomas - Being Nixon: A Man Divided" Details; and "32nd Annual H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner" 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!
 
Kay Maxwell , Executive Director, World Affairs Forum Stamford, Vietnam and CambodiaOctober 12 - 27, 2015

Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President of Programs, World Affairs Council of Northern California, CubaDecember 6 14, 2015.
Ambassador Mark Johnson , Board member, Montana World Affairs Council, The Mediterranean Through the Centuries: October 14 - 25, 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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