November 13, 2018
WACA 2018 National Conference Highlights
Bravin g the New World Order
November 7–9 , 2018
The Mayflower Hotel Washington, DC
Thanks to everyone who made this year's WACA National Conference
a wonderful success!
The Foreign Policy Association, founder of the World Affairs Councils of America, is the WACA 2018 Council of the Year. Make that of the Century - we celebrated FPA's 100th Anniversary and its longest-serving president, Noel Lateef, at the Organization of American States.

Carol E. Byrne, President of Global Minnesota, receives the WACA Chairman's 2018 Individual Award at the Conference's Opening Dinner. Carol will step down at the end of the year, folllwoing an exceptional 21-year career at the helm of one of our network's strongest member Councils.

Opening Dinner keynote speakers Jim Lindsay and Ivo Daalder, moderated by Michèle Flournoy, analyze the costs of America's abdication of global leadership.
International economist Dambisa Moyo gave a riveting closing keynote on the six 'grand challenges' facing the world, and possible solutions.
WAC Dallas/Fort Worth CEO Jim Falk engages former White House Secretary Sean Spicer at WACA's Ambassadors Luncheon, two days after the U.S. midterm elections.
RedSeal Chairman and CEO Ray Rothrock on Digital Resilience
Dr. Nina Ansary on the Global Fight for Women's Rights

WACA Conference Scholar Micaela Healy challenges author Peter Singer about the future of social media.
Hanin Najjar of WorldOregon sums up the experiences of the 2018 Student Scholars.
South Korea's Amb. Cho Yoon-je accepts WAC-DC's Distinguished Diplomatic Service Award at WACA's 1918 Society Dinner.

Welcome Reception in the Chinese Room

Opening Dinner in the Grand Ballroom
Dellashon diCresce of Detroit and Amanda Jolly of Hartford
IRC Scholar Engoma Fataki
World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts: Two Tables!
Andreas Michaelis, State Secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office, in conversation Dr. Evelyn Farkas of the Atlantic Council, Robert Kagan of Brookings, and Dr. Steven Sokol of the American Council on Germany. The panel discussion marks the launch of WACA's Deutschlandjahr USA Project: What Today's Germany Means for the United States.

Our photo gallery and a Conference survey will be sent out to attendees tomorrow. We'll also send a link to a Dropbox folder where you can add your own Conference photos!
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