Scott Drury
CEO at Southern California Gas Company
Maria Contreras-Sweet
Director of Sempra Energy
Todd Chapman
Fmr. U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and Ecuador
Patricia Barela Rivera
President of PBR Solutions
Emma Belcher
President of Ploughshares Fund
Ian Morris
Author & Historian at Stanford University
Francis Fukuyama
Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at FSI

Join the conversation with author Jillian Haslam, as she speaks about her new book: A Voice Out of Poverty. Her story speaks to the intersection of poverty, race, and gender. Haslam is a renowned speaker and has appeared at countless prestigious organizations, including the University of Cambridge, Bank of America, Bank of England, PwC, and more.

Her memoir is a raw and inspiring tale recounting her childhood memories in the slums of Calcutta. Growing up in poverty, Haslam overcame disease, malnutrition, and tragedy. Despite the severity of her family’s living circumstances, she completed her education and landed her first major employment as a personal assistant to the CEO at Bank of America in India. Haslam rose through the ranks and is now dedicated to addressing the root causes of poverty through her work.
ICYMI: Watch Mallaby's Conversation
WACA's June Cover to Cover with Sebastian Mallaby is available to watch on our YouTube channel!

In The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future, Sebastian Mallaby shares the stories of venture capitalists at high profile firms. He explores the history of tech incubation in the Valley and ultimately worldwide. In his conversation with Jim Falk of Global Santa Fe, Mallaby considered the most iconic triumphs and infamous disasters in venture capital, including players like Theranos, WeWork, Facebook, and Elon Musk.
On Thursday, June 16, WACA President and CEO Bill Clifford will speak at the International Affairs Forum in Traverse City, Michigan. In this Foreign Policy Mashup, Bill will consider the state of the Russian war in Ukraine, inflation, Taiwan, and authoritarianism around the world.

Bill will also meet with IAF Board members, the winners of Traverse City's Academic WorldQuest competition, and the community.

The event will also feature Stan Otto, career diplomat and IAF Board member; Karen Puschel Segal, Emeritus Member of the IAF Board; and Amb. Greta Holtz, Senior Advisor at the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Jim Bensley, Director of International Service and Service Learning at Northwestern Michigan College, will moderate the discussion.

The event begins with a 5:30 PM ET reception at the Dennos Museum Sculpture Court. The program is hybrid and available for virtual registration.
Global Santa Fe's flagship educational program, High School Fellowship, is an intensive school-year program for students interested in building their international knowledge and leadership skills. This program focuses on global topics that are relevant in New Mexico - such as immigration, food justice, and Indigenous rights- and also explores careers, media, and current events related to international affairs.

For more information about Global Santa Fe's student educational programs, please click here!
In partnership with WACA, WorldQuest Weekly is produced by the Tennessee World Affairs Council, which offers customized subscriptions to the quiz for Council members. Most of the questions are drawn from both WACA's Weekly World News Update, and a curated news Twitter feed (@TNWAC). Contact or visit for details.

Last week's winners (10/10)! Carol (Worcester, MA), Clayton (Portland, OR), John (Annapolis, MD), Iqbal (Naples, FL), Bruce (Mount Laurel, NJ), and Serge (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
NEW! Global Minnesota seeks to hire a Administrative Manager. Applications will be reviewed as received. Learn more.
NEW! International Institute of Buffalo seeks to hire in 4 job openings. Applications are due June 30. Learn more.
World Affairs Councils of America seeks to hire a Communications and Marketing Associate. Applications are due June 22. Learn more.
Vermont Council on World Affairs seeks to hire an AmeriCorps Vista Youth Program Coordinator. Learn more.
Global Santa Fe seeks to hire a Program Officer for International Exchange and an Associate Director of Development and Membership. Learn more.
Monday 6/13

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council presents “23rd Annual Human Rights Academy

International Relations Council (Kansas City) presents “South and Southeast Asia and Oceania Roundtable Meeting

World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky presents “Industrial Policy Discussion

Tuesday 6/14

Los Angeles World Affairs Council and Town Hall hosts Scott Drury, Chief Executive Officer at Southern California Gas Company, and Maria Contreras-Sweet, Director of Sempra Energy, for “Energy Transitions” (In person)

WorldBoston hosts Evan Ellis, Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, for “Great Decisions: Drug Policy in Latin America

World Affairs Council of St. Louis hosts a panel of experts for “Community Conversations: World's Fairs Past, Present, and Future” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Albuquerque hosts Antoinette Hurtado, U.S. Foreign Service Officer, for “Representing America: Life as a U.S. Diplomat

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosts Charlies Rie, former U.S. Ambassador to Greece and adjunct senior fellow at the RAND Corporation, and Alexander Vershbow, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, for “The Future of the European Project” (In person)

Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts a panel of experts for “Beyond the Headlines: Crisis in Ukraine” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Seattle presents “YPIN Spanish Language Table” (In person)

International Relations Council (Kansas City) presents “International Film Club: The Square (Egypt)

Northern Nevada International Center presents “Meet the Mandela Washington Fellows: Free Speed Networking” (In person)

Cleveland Council on World Affairs presents “CCWA Member and Citizen Diplomat Appreciation Night” (In person)

Wednesday 6/15

World Affairs (Northern California) hosts Patrick Chamorel, Senior Scholar and Lecturer at Stanford in Washington, for “Marin Online | Why Did the Deeply Unsatisfied French Re-elect Macron?

WorldDenver hosts Todd Chapman, former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and Ecuador, and Patricia Barela Rivera, President of PBR Solutions, for “Deepening Colorado's Connection with Latin America” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana hosts a panel of experts for “June 2022 Member Salon Dispelling Global Disinformation: Journalism in the Digital Age” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts a panel of experts for “World Cup 2026: The Dallas Bid & Tour of the National Soccer Hall of Fame” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts Emma Belcher, President of Ploughshares Fund, for “June Fellows Alumni Breakfast” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California presents “International Trivia Night” (In person)

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council presents “World Affairs Council Colleagues” (In person)

Worcester World Affairs Council presents “WWAC Summer Social 2022” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents “A Taste of Mongolia” (In person)

Thursday 6/16

World Affairs Council of Orange County hosts Rushan Abbas, advocate for Uyghur rights and recipient of a 2019 Freedom Fighter award, for “China's Rising Authoritarianism: Implications for Vulnerable Ethnic & Religious Groups & Uyghur Genocide

International Affairs Forum (Traverse City) hosts a panel of experts for “Foreign Policy Mashup”

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia hosts a panel of experts on “Subnational Diplomacy: A Conversation with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania & the Emilia-Romagna Region of Italy” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts Ian Morris, author of Why the West Rules - For Now, and Francis Fukuyama, Director of Stanford’s Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy, for “Shifting Landscapes

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts Michael Mandelbaum, author of The Four Ages of American Foreign Policy, for "How America Became the World's Sole Hyperpower

World Affairs Council of Maine presents “Coffee and Discussion: Current Events

World Affairs Council of New Hampshire presents “Annual Meeting 2022

Friday 6/17

World Affairs Council of Sonoma County hosts Douglas Lee, historian, teacher, and author, for “The U.S., Russia, and China: Today’s Global Ménage à Trois — The Chinese Perspective” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts Alice Hill, Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment at the Council on Foreign Relations, for a second “June Fellows Breakfast” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Harrisburg presents “Covid-19 Update: What's Happening Now & What's Next?”

Saturday 6/18

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents “ICELAND: Land of Ice and Fire” (In person)