Cover to Cover Registration; Star Speakers; Global Minnesota's International Day of Education; WACA Internship; WorldQuest Weekly; Job Announcements in the Network; Council Highlights & more!
February Cover to Cover With U.S. Rep. Ro Khanna!
WACA's February Cover to Cover will be held Thursday, February 10 at 2:00 PM ET. Congressman Ro Khanna represents Silicon Valley in the U.S. House of Representatives. He has taught economics at Stanford, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce in the Obama Administration, and represented tech companies and startups in private practice.

His new book, Dignity in a Digital Age: Making Tech Work for All of Us, offers a vision for democratizing digital innovation to build economically vibrant and inclusive communities by tackling existing challenges in the tech field. Anchored by an approach Khanna calls “progressive capitalism,” he shows how democratizing access to technology can strengthen every sector of economy and culture.
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Star Speakers Around the Council Network
Alex Kazan
Chief Commercial Officer, Eurasia Group
Stephen Wertheim
Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment
Tom Standage
Deputy Editor, The Economist
Mona Yacoubian
Senior Advisor, USIP
Global Minnesota's International Day of Education
The World Affairs Councils of America is proud to serve as a promotional partner for Global Minnesota's International Day of Education program on January 24. The program will feature
presentations and insights from leaders in global education, including keynote speaker Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Sustainable Development at Columbia University and President of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

This event will focus on international educational exchange – learners traveling to other parts of the world to gain new perspectives, and learners coming to Minnesota to be part of a world-class and increasingly globally-diverse educational system. Registration is free.
Council of the Month: World Affairs Council of Seattle
To kickstart 2022, WAC Seattle's Global Classroom will pilot two series for educators this February and March. These series will center on the innovation of global space economies to combat climate change and reorienting Africa in the classroom. Each series will offer resources and activities for educators, along with optional LIVE workshops, and opportunities to connect local and international speakers directly with their classrooms and students. Registration will open in February 2022.

Global Classroom has also launched its annual 2022 World Citizen Essay Contest which provides a platform for youth grades 3-12 across Washington State to share their perspectives on local and global issues important to them. Submissions are due Sunday, March 20! To stay up to date on Global Classroom and their upcoming workshops and events, check out the latest addition of the Global Classroom Bi-Weekly Newsletter and subscribe today!
WACA Spring Internship Applications
Application Deadline: January 28, 2022
The World Affairs Councils of America is seeking a Communications and a Programs Intern. Interns must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program or have graduated within the last calendar year. Interns will gain skills that will help them in their careers and support the organization of programs including Academic WorldQuest!

To learn more about the positions, head to our career page.
WorldQuest Weekly Quiz
This week's WACA WorldQuest Weekly is out! Test your global affairs awareness and dive into news stories that represent a broad spectrum of developments of interest and importance. Most of the questions are drawn from both WACA's Weekly World News Update, and a curated news Twitter feed @TNWAC #WACquiz.

In partnership with WACA, WorldQuest Weekly is produced by the Tennessee World Affairs Council, which offers customized subscriptions to the quiz for Council members. Contact pat@tnwac.org or visit tnwac.org/quiz for details.

Congratulations to last week's winners (10/10)! Iqbal (Naples, FL) and Basil (Jacksonville, FL)
Job Announcements in the Network
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth seeks to hire a Marketing and Communications Coordinator and a Programs Manager. Learn more.
World Affairs Council of Atlanta seeks to hire a Business Manager. Learn more.
WorldDenver seeks to hire an International Exchange Programs Coordinator and an Education and Exchange Fellow. Learn more.
World Affairs Council of Jacksonville seeks to hire a Director of Operations and Administration. Learn more.
World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh seeks to hire an Event Manager. Learn more.
Global Minnesota seeks to hire an Marketing and Communications Manager, an International Exchange Coordinator, and a Major Gifts & Individual Giving Officer. Learn more.
International Institute of Buffalo seeks to hire a Bookkeeper, an Executive Director, and a Resettlement Case Manager. Learn more.
Tuesday 1/18

World Affairs Council of New Jersey hosts Alex Kazan, Chief Commercial Officer at the Eurasia Group, and Stephen Wertheim, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, for "What Lies Ahead in 2022?"


Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall hosts Conan Nolan, NBC4's chief political reporter, and Dan Schnur, Professor at UC Berkley and Pepperdine, for "Who Will Be the Next Mayor of Los Angeles?"

Wednesday 1/19

World Affairs Council of Houston hosts Christopher Leonard, author and business reporter, for "The Lords of Easy Money: How the Federal Reserve Broke the American Economy"

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council hosts Shane Burns, Professor of Physics at Colorado College, for "Ongoing NASA Missions: What Are They and Why Do We Care?" (In Person)

Southeast Connecticut World Affairs Council hosts Odd Arne Westad, Elihu Professor at Yale University, for "U.S.-China Relations: A New Cold War?"

Global Minnesota hosts Tom Hanson, career Foreign Service Officer, for "2022 U.S. Foreign Policy Update"

World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts Tom Standage, Deputy Editor of the Economist, for "The World Ahead 2022"

Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts Michael Wiedokal, Founder and Executive Director of the International Strategic Analysis, for "The 2022 Global Economic Outlook"

World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky presents "2022 Annual Meeting"

World Affairs Council of Greater Reading hosts Peter Martin, Defense Policy and Intelligence Reporter for Bloomberg News, for "China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy"

Thursday 1/20

World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts "Meet and Greet with Rickey Bevington"

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council presents "Great Decisions 2022"

Sarasota World Affairs Council hosts Brian Keane, award-winning musician, and Omer Faruk Tekbilek, award-winning Turkish musician, for "International Understanding Through the Universal Language of Music" (In Person)

Savannah Council on World Affairs hosts Ambassador (Ret.) Larry Silverman, career diplomat, for "What Do U.S. Embassies Do for America"

Peoria Area World Affairs Council hosts Cynthia Buckley, Professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and Nora Webb Williams, Professor at UIUC, for "News in Review: Conflict in Kazakhstan"

World Affairs Council of New Hampshire HRH Princess Reema Bandar al Saud, the Saudi Ambassador to the U.S., for "A Conversation with the Ambassador"

Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts Ambassador (Ret.) Mark Asquino, SFCIR Board President, and William Fierman, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, for "A Diplomat and Scholar Discuss Kazakhstan"

World Affairs Council of Rhode Island hosts Warren Blumenfeld, Instructor at the University of Massachusetts, for "The Capitol Insurrection: Global Roots of Fascism"


Olympia World Affairs Council hosts Steve Niva, Professor at the Evergreen State College, for "Israel and Palestine from Two-State Solution to One-State Reality: Implications for U.S. Policy"

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow at the Center on the U.S. and Europe at the Brookings Institution, for "There Is Nothing for You Here"

Friday 1/21

WorldOregon hosts Ethan Sharygin, Director of the Population Research Center at Portland State University, for "Great Decisions: Changing Demographics"

World Affairs Council of Hilton Head hosts Mona Yacoubian, Senior Advisor on Middle East and Africa at the U.S. Institute of Peace, for "The Arc of Crises in the Levant: Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq Post-ISIS"

Sunday 1/23

World Affairs Council Upstate presents "Willkommen Art Exhibit"

Monday 1/24

World Affairs Council of Palm Beach hosts Jeremy Mahugh, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of the DeliverFund, for "Human Trafficking: Bringing Solutions to Ending Human Trafficking" (In Person)

World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana hosts Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow at the Center on the U.S. and Europe at the Brookings Institution, for "The U.S.-Russian Conflict in Ukraine and Beyond"