October 1, 2018
October Newsletter
Councils of the Month Send Reps to Qatar; Global I.Q. with John Kerry; Conference Hotel Block Deadline; Cover to Cover; Engage America Grant Programs; Council Jobs and News!
Lucky 13: Councils of the Month
In the most competitive application process in at least a decade, WACA is pleased to announce that the Embassy of Qatar has selected the following Council representatives for our first Leadership Mission to Qatar. The group will explore the dynamic political, diplomatic, economic, and cultural trends of this Arab country in the Persian Gulf on Oct. 12-19. WACA received interest from more than 30 individuals across the Council network. These 14 delegates hail from 13 Councils:

Melissa Beuc, Board Treasurer -- Indiana Council on World Affairs
Marian Dickson -- WAC Atlanta
Lise Falskow, CEO -- Alaska WAC
Maryanne Maldonado, Executive Director --  WAC Greater Houston
Judge Angela McCormick Bisig -- WAC Kentucky & S. Indiana
Michael Mills, Board of Advisors -- WorldOregon
Dr. Sadiq Mohyuddin, Emeritus Director --  WAC St. Louis
Talat Mohyuddin --  WAC St. Louis
Don Samford, WACA Advisory Board -- Peoria Area WAC
Doug Savage, Director -- Institute of World Affairs (Milwaukee)
Jim Shepherd, Chairman -- Tennessee WAC
Charles Stout, Chairman -- WAC Pittsburgh
Patrick Terrien, CEO -- Columbus Council on World Affairs
John Young, Board Secretary -- WAC Western Massachusetts
Global I.Q. Minute: Jim Falk talks with John Kerry
John Kerry, 68th U.S. Secretary of State, reflects on his service during the Vietnam War, current global events, and the state of partisanship in Congress i n this episode of World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth's Global I.Q. Minute . Listen here .
October Cover to Cover : Debating Privacy in America
Join WACA's  Cover to Cover conference call on  Tuesday, October 23, at 2:00-2:30 pm ET, featuring  Sarah E. Igo, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Program in American Studies at Vanderbilt University, on her new book,  The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America.

Every day, Americans make decisions about their privacy: what to share and when, how much to expose, and to whom. Securing the boundary between one’s private affairs and public identity has become a central task of citizenship. How did privacy come to loom so large in American life? Sarah Igo tracks this elusive social value across the twentieth century, as individuals questioned how they would, and should, be known by their own society.
Prof. Sarah E. Igo
WACA 2018 National Conference:
Braving the New World Order

November 7-9
The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC
Mayflower Hotel block nearly sold out!     
Take advantage of our exclusive low rates before they're gone.
WACA's guaranteed rate expires Tuesday, October 16, at 11:00 pm ET.
After the cutoff, any unreserved rooms will be released and market prices prevail.

Ten Scholarship Openings for DC-based Undergraduates

WACA is pleased to offer  10 new scholarships to DC-area undergraduates to cover Conference registration fees. Funding for these scholarships has been generously provided by the  Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rothrock Charitable Gift Fund. The purpose of this scholarship programs is to advance WACA's and the Council Network's shared educational mission and to prepare future leaders for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The deadline for applications is  Wednesday, October 10.

Please use this  Application Form and send your resume, a statement of interest, and a letter of reference to  waca@worldaffairscouncils.org. Selected applicants will enjoy full access to the  WACA 2018 National Conference:  Braving the New World OrderNovember 7-9 at   The Mayflower Hotel  in Washington, DC.
Bookmark the WACA 2018 National Conference website for speakers and program updates!

The  World Affairs Councils of America 2018 National Conference will be held November 7-9 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. 

We have secured a special group rate for 1 Deluxe Room$259 per night (Single/Double Occupancy) plus tax.
WACA Thanks Its Conference Sponsors
Councils Host Engage America Grant Programs
The following Engage America Oman 2018 and Future of Korea 2018 programs are co-sponsored by WACA and its grant funders Korea Economic Institute and Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center:

Oman 2018

Future of Korea 2018

Indiana Council on World Affairs will present a panel of experts for its Distinguished Speaker Series: Future of Korea on October 18.
SQCC: 2019 Summer Arabic Language and Media Program
WACA partner Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center is now accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded competitive scholarship program to study intensive Arabic in the Sultanate of Oman. The SALAM scholarship allows students to gain a deeper knowledge of Arabic , while becoming familiar with Omani history and culture. 

The program dates are June 14 - August 8, 2019, and the application deadline is December 31, 2018. To submit an application, or for more information, please visit the SALAM page on the SQCC website. 
WAC Jax Launches Social Media Engagement Campaign
World Affairs Council of Jacksonville has begun their first-ever social media campaign, running now until Thanksgiving.

Everyone comes to the table with unique ideas, beliefs, and lived experiences. And when we engage one another in dialogue, we gain strength in variety of thought. WAC Jacksonville is offering the community a chance to convene and freely discuss important, sometimes controversial, topics that affect us in different ways.
This campaign juxtaposes portions of faces and memorable quotes from recognizable figures, to create a unified message alongside a visually striking melding of portraiture. This campaign conveys when we gather together and bring the very best of ourselves to a conversation, the outcome is transcendent. This kind of togetherness can overcome our differences and leave a lasting impression on the world.
WACA Seeks Communications and Marketing Officer!
The  World Affairs Councils of America is hiring a  Communications and Marketing Officer. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Officer coordinates public relations and marketing efforts for WACA national flagship programs - both externally (including media, news stories, issuance of press releases, website updates) and internally (newsletters to member Councils and the national Board of Directors).

See the  job announcement and apply via email, with your cover letter, resume, and a writing sample, to bchi@worldaffairscouncils.org. Councils: please circulate within your network.

Apply by  close of business on   Friday, October 12.
Councils Are Hiring!

SFCIR seeks a full-time Program Officer for the International Visitor Program. This
individual will design and implement citizen-diplomacy programs in Santa Fe for over 400 visitors each year, working on program development and management, external relations, program administration, and reporting and assignment.  Apply here.

Global Minnesota seeks an outstanding and experienced international affairs and nonprofit sector leader to serve as its President. This role will develop the organization’s engagement throughout Minnesota using the 5-year Strategic Plan as a roadmap with the goal of deeper awareness and understanding of global economic, political, social, and cultural ideas and issues.  Apply here.

This full-time Program Coordinator will work in support of Global Classroom and Community programs. The goal of this position is to provide excellent service to teachers, students, and community members engaged with these programs, support the Council’s commitment to the highest level of program quality, and maintain external and internal communications.  Apply here.
Councils in the News
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World Affairs Council of Central Illinois  

San Diego World Affairs Council    
Pacific and Asian Affairs Council  
World Affairs Councils of Western Michigan   
Northern Nevada International Center  
Foreign Policy Association  
International  Institute of Buffalo   
World Affairs Council of Rochester   
South Dakota World Affairs  Council  
Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy  
Travel the World with WAC Philadelphia
Travel with  Council Leaders - hear them lecture on Travel the World tours from the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia!
2018-2019 travel schedule includes trips to: 

  • Joyce Davis, President, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, Town & Country Life in Languedoc: Oct. 6-14
  • Don Samford, Board President, Peoria Area World Affairs Council, Cuba: Nov. 4-12
  • Dr. Pamela Zeiser, Education Liaison, World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, Vienna & Prague, April 28 - May 5, 2019
  • Michelle Harpenau, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky,Springtime in Provence & Burgundy, May 15 - 23, 2019
  • Mimi Gregory, Vice President of Programs, Naples Council on World Affairs, Grand Seine: June 30 - July 18, 2019
  • Dr. Carla Thorson, Senior Vice President of Programs, World Affairs, Northern California, Arctic Expedition: June 21 - July 1, 2019
  • Derrick Olsen, President, WorldOregon, Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia: Oct. 13-21, 2019
  • Jacqueline Miller, President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Seattle, Passage along the Danube River: Oct. 12-24, 2019
  • Craig Snyder, President & CEO, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Exploring Saudi Arabia & Qatar: Nov. 7-17, 2019

Contact  www.wacphila.org/travel  or call  1-800-942-5004 , ext.  209  or  217 .

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