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Reminder: National Conference Scholarships
The National Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to offer 25 scholarships to college undergraduate students from our national network to attend the 2015 National Conference, Leading America: Foreign Policy Challenges and the 2016 Election, November 11-13, 2015 at The Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, DC. 

The deadline for nominations is Wednesday September 30. Send the completed Nomination Form and accompanying nomination letter to Althea Georgantas at ageorgantas@worldaffairscouncils.org 
2015 WACA National Conference 
Leading America: Foreign Policy
Challenges and the 2016 Election
 
November 11-13, 2015
Washington, DC 

Held annually for over two decades, the WACA National Conference engages our Council leaders and members drawn from the business, civic, and education communities with leading policy-makers and experts on the most critical global issues facing America. In addition to a terrific roster of fresh, insightful keynote speakers and panelists, we will present off-site visits to DC think tanks: Brookings, CSIS, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Peterson Institute for International Economics. Sign up for your choice when you register.
 
Thank you for registering and, to Council leaders, special thanks for sharing this opportunity with your members across the country! 
 


Confirmed Speakers include:   

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


Ambassador of the European Union to the United States of America 

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


Staying at The Fairfax
We have secured a special group rate at The Fairfax at Embassy Row.
  • Superior King: $249/night (Single/Double occupancy)
  • Superior Two Doubles: $269/night (Single/Double Occupancy)

Reserve your room by calling 202-293-2100 Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM ET. 

The Fairfax at Embassy Row is conveniently located in the Dupont Circle area. A Washington, DC landmark, The Fairfax's intriguing history spans more than 80 years.

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors:

                 
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October Cover to Cover 
October's Cover to Cover program will 
feature S teven R. Weisman , Vice 
President  at the Peterso n Institute for International  Economics on  The Great
T radeoff: Confronting Moral Conflicts in the  Era of Globa lization .  

The Call will be held Tuesday, October 13, at 2:00 PM ET. WACA President Bill Clifford will moderate the call. 


Save the Date!! 
Thursday, October 13, at 2:00 PM ET: Award-winning journalist  Rena Pederson on The Burma Spring: Aung San Suu Kyi and the Struggle for the Soul of a Nation
Academic WorldQuest 2015-2016 
Information for the 2015-2016 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.
World Peace Day Today 
In recognition of World Peace Day today, September 21,  Bill Clifford, President and CEO of the World Affairs Councils of America, is speaking at a screening of " One Rock Three Religions " hosted by Quinn Studios and Lookback Productions with  The McCain Institute for International Leadership

"One Rock, Three Religions" explores humanity's connection to one of the world's most revered and disputed places, Jerusalem's Haram Al Sharif or The Temple Mount.
Weekly Highlights
Monday, September 21    

The World Affairs Council of N. Carolina (San Francisco) hosts "PHOTOGRAPHY - Women on the Edge: A Conversation on Women's Rights"
Details

The World Affairs Council of Western Colorado hosts "A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care" Details

The World Affairs Council of the Mid-Hudson Valley hosts "Great Decisions: Sectarianism in the Middle East" Details

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Business Development for Entrepreneurs" Details

The World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "India on the Rise"

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts "The Migration Crisis in Europe: Perspectives and Strategies of the EU and Southern European States" Details


Tuesday, September 22 

The Alabama World Affairs Council hosts "Dennis Lockhart sponsored by Johnson Sterling" Details

The World Affairs Council of the Quad Cities hosts "A day in the life of a Viking"  Details

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Business Development for Entrepreneurs"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "Media & Democracy in Ukraine"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "Challenges and Prospects for U.S. - China Relations"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "Educator Workshop - Why Iran Matters: Geopolitics in the Middle East"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "YPIN Spanish Conversation Group"  Details


Wednesday, September 23 

WorldDenver hosts "Young Professionals Event: Further Your Career by Bridging the International Non-profit/For-profit Divide"  Details

World Affairs Forum (Stamford) hosts "Unraveling the Middle East"  Details

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Business Development for Entrepreneurs"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Houston hosts "The Negotiator: Senator George Mitchell's Adventures in Law and Politics"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads hosts "Middle East Meltdown: Causes and consequences for the U.S." Details


Thursday, September 24

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosts "Countering Terrorism for Four Decades"  Details

The San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "The Best Solution to Global Warming"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Orange County hosts "Toward a Strategy for the Middle East, AGM"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Sonoma County hosts "South Africa: The Future of an Illusion?"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Washington, DC hosts "FAILED: What the "Experts" Got Wrong about the Global Economy"  Details

WorldBoston hosts "Great Decisions Series - The U.S. and Africa: Democratization, Peacekeeping, and Countering Extremism in the 21st Century"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan hosts "Korea, China, and India: A Discussion on Near Term Opportunity"  Details

The International Relations Council hosts "War with ISIS, Alliances with Iran: Examining US foreign policy in Middle East"  Details

The Foreign Policy Association hosts "World Leadership Forum 2015"  Details

The Foreign Policy Association hosts "2015 World Leadership Forum Dinner"  Details

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Business Development for Entrepreneurs"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosts "Pope Francis: New views on Pomp and Politics"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts "Will the Next World War Start in Cyber Space?"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "Ray Kelly - Vigilance"  Details

The Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts "The Port of Montreal Tour"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads hosts "The EU and the Humanitarian Migration Crisis"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Tacoma hosts "26th Annual Consular Association Reception"  Details  


Friday, September 25

The World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay hosts "The Global Migration Crisis"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts "TMS Meet-Up"

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Business Development for Entrepreneurs"  Details

The Dayton Council on World Affairs hosts "Cuba and the US: An Evening with Elaine Diaz Rodriguez"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Austin hosts "Performance of The Whirling Dervishes" Details

The World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "The Building Blocks of a New Internet" 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, 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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