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National Conference Scholarships Nomination Due In TWO DAYS!!
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 


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


New! 
Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to the United States 
New!
Ambassador of Norway to the United States

New! 
Senior Arctic Official
U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs

New!
Senior Vice President 
U.S.-China Business Council  
 

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)


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.

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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. 


Save the Date!
Thursday, November 5, 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.

Councils: Please register your local competition by submitting your Pledge Form.


Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors:



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Global I.Q. Minute 
Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth,
spoke with Nicholas Kristof, t wo-time Pulitzer Prize Winner and Columnist for The New York Times.  The discussion focused on current world issues such as the immigration crisis and the European and Gulf countries' attempts to resolve it along side the U.S. 

Kristof's latest book " A Path Appears" co-authored with Sheryl WuDunn, provides a road map for how to become a conscientious global citizen.

To hear the full Global I.Q. podcast, click here.
The Euro Challenge 
The EU Delegation in Washington, DC has announced an opportunity for 9th and 10th grade high school students   to learn abo ut the European Union and the euro. 

The Euro Challenge competition introduces students to the European Union and the global economy. Teams create presentations that explore real-world economic problems and allow students the opportunity to step into the shoes of international policy makers by crafting recommendations and solutions.

For more information click here
Council Highlights This Week
Monday, September 28 
  
The World Affairs Council of N. California hosts "Hungary's Migrant Crisis" Details

The World Affairs Forum hosts "Vietnam Today" Details

The World Affairs Council of Washington, DC hosts "WorldQuest Pub Quiz"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts Great Decisions Kick-off Dinner and Dialogue: "Myanmar - A Fragile State's Transition to Democracy"  Details  

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "Intro to Model UN Workshop" Details

T he World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "Joey Hood - Gulf Cooperation Council's Dynamics with Iran"  Details

Tuesday, September 29 

The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts two events: "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China"  Details; and  "I digress... Social" Details

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts "Getting Real about Business in Cuba: Myths & Realities" Details

The World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "After the debate: what's next for America and the Iran Nuclear deal?" Details

The World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "Privacy vs. Security in the Digital Age" Details

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts author Robert Grenier, former Director of CIA Counter-terrorism  Details

The World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "YP C.U.L.T. - Film Bandits (German)" Details

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "Loli Kantor - Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe, 2004-2012"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts "September Member-to-Member Lunch: Europe's Refugee Crisis - A View from the Ground" Details

Wednesday, September 30 

The World Affairs Council Washington, DC hosts "The Mind of the African Strongman" Details

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts "The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform" Details

Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council hosts "The International Politics and Bioethics of Human Genetic Engineering" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "Steve Levine - The Power & The Glory: Geopolitics and the Future of Energy"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh hosts "The Iran Nuclear Deal: What It Is and What Comes Next" Details

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts "Global Forum Social at Bistro 31 - Sommelier Wine & Food Pairing"  Details

The World Affairs Council of Houston hosts "The Social and Political Implications of China's Economic Turmoil" Details

The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts "A Global Perspective of Banking in the Next 25 Years"  Details


Thursday, October 1

The Foreign Policy Association hosts "The Future of Competition - with the Honorable Margrethe Vestager" Details

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosts a special business forum featuring H.E. Nikola Gruevski, Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia Details

The San Diego World Affairs Council hosts "The Foreign Policy Process: Technology, Change, and History" Details

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosts "Global Tipping Points Series" Details

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council hosts "Ghana's Rise"Details

The World Affairs Council of Oregon hosts "Gary Orfield & Patricia Gandara - American's Unrealized Potential: From Segregation to Successful Pluralism" Details


Friday, October 2

The Alaska World Affairs Council hosts "Seven Revolutions: Scanning the Horizon to 2035 and Beyond - featuring Scott Aughenbaugh"  Details

WorldDenver hosts "Bereaved Palestinian & Israeli Parents for Peace" Details 

The World Affairs Council of Maine hosts "Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Muslims Fight against Fundamentalism" Details

Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council hosts "ASEAN Water Technology Conference" Details   

The World Affairs Council of Hilton Head hosts "Ramifications of the Iranian Nuclear Agreement" 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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