The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce that we are expanding our collaboration with the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC).
The WACA Engage America Series: Oman 2018 will feature SQCC experts on U.S.-Oman relations, and a presentation of the country's contributions to business, trade, investment, culture, and education.
We welcome Councils to submit applications for this program by November 13; eight Councils will be selected to participate.
About the Program
The series centers on a discussion by a keynote presenter or a panel of experts on Oman from Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center. The recommended program includes a general overview presentation (approximately 45-60 minutes in length), followed by a Q&A session.
Besides the main Oman speaker event, Councils will amplify grass-roots outreach by organizing any or all of the following ancillary activities:
Business meeting, such as with the local chamber of commerce
Student/faculty meeting at a university/high school forum
Community "grass-tops" meeting, such as with local political/civic/faith-based leaders
Media meeting, such as an interview with local media outlets or editorial board
The WACA Engage America: Oman 2018 series will run through December 2018. Interested Councils are asked to include several preferred dates or date ranges in their proposals. Exact dates will be determined in collaboration with our SQCC partners.
Costs and Stipends
Thanks to the generous support of the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, WACA will provide $5,000 to each Council selected to participate in the program. The WACA grant funds will be used to cover speaker airfare, accommodation, and incidental expenses; event-related expenses (venue, food/beverage, audio-visual equipment, and publicity); and administration costs.