Paul Speltz
Amb. (Ret.) & CEO, Global Strategic Associates
Jeffrey Goldstein
Owner of Onward Global
Oliver Schramm
Consul General of Germany (San Francisco)
Julián Cárdenas García
Fmr. Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Venezuela
Stephen Brozak Kara
CEO & Managing Partner, WBB Securities LLC
Joyce Chang
Managing Dir., Global Research, JP Morgan
Jillian 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. She will join us to speak about her new book: A Voice Out of Poverty, on July 13 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ET.

Jillian Haslam will discuss the intersection of poverty, race, and gender by recounting her childhood memories in the slums of Calcutta and the challenges her family experienced in overcoming diseases, malnutrition, and tragedy. Despite the hardships, she completed her education. She 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.
John Simpson
Digital Strategy Manager
2060 Digital DC
Lisa Ellis
Executive Director
Global Santa Fe
Claire Krelitz
Communications Consultant
Los Angeles WAC and Town Hall
Building a digital presence within your community is a big responsibility for any Council. Join us on Thursday, July 21 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ET to learn how your World Affairs Councils can expand their digital community through engaging livestreams, strategic initiatives, and more!

The session will feature John Simpson, Digital Strategy Manager. For over 12 years, John has partnered with organizations to develop their digital communication strategies and guide complex outreach initiatives with measurable success. He leads the digital sales strategy for 2060 Digital DC, including WTOP News, Federal News Network, and Hubbard Broadcasting DC.

Claire Krelitz is the Communications Consultant for the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall and served as their Communications Manager & Virtual Events Producer from 2020-2022. In this role, she strategically leveraged digital platforms to build program audiences, organizational capacity, and civic engagement among Angelenos and the Council’s international virtual audience. Before joining LAWACTH, she worked on two nationally ranked podcasts at Crooked Media.

The discussion will be moderated by Lisa Ellis, Executive Director of Global Santa Fe.
Global Santa Fe has returned to in-person cultural exchanges!

From March - May 2022, we welcomed 29 visitors from numerous countries including Spain, Uzbekistan, Sudan and Egypt. Most recently, we welcomed a group of 12 leaders from the Near East and North Africa as part of our International Visitor Leadership Program focused on the topic "Preserving Cultural Heritage and Combating Trafficking of Conflict Antiquities." Visitors connected with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and Pecos National Historic Park, among other relevant groups and organizations. 

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 pat@tnwac.org or visit tnwac.org/quiz for details.

Last week's winners (10/10)! Serge (Bloomfield Hills, MI), Carol (Worcester, MA), Clayton (Portland, OR), John (Annapolis, MD), David (Sarasota, FL), and Clarice (Indianapolis, IN).
New! World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth seeks to hire in a Marketing Communications Coordinator. Learn more.
International Institute of Buffalo seeks to hire in 4 job openings. Applications are due June 30. Learn more.
Global Minnesota seeks to hire a Administrative Manager. Applications will be reviewed as received. 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.
Tuesday 6/28

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council presents “CSWAC Book Club” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosts Paul Speltz, retired Ambassador and Chairman and CEO of Global Strategic Associates, LLC. and Jeffrey Goldstein, Owner of Onward Global, for “U.S.-China Relations: Foreign Trade Policy and Business Update” 

World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Malik Brown, the City of Atlanta’s Division of LGBTQ+ Affairs, and Ryan Roemerman, Executive Director of the National Center for Civil and Human Right’s LGBTQ Institute, for “Atlanta and the LGBTQ+ Rights Movement

International Relations Council (Kansas City) presents “International Film Club: The African Doctor” (In person)

Montana World Affairs Council hosts Oliver Schramm, Consul General of Germany, for “Roundtable with Consul General Oliver Schramm of Germany” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Julián Cárdenas García, former Diplomat for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, for “Woodlands - Venezuela: Geopolitical Realities, Energy Impacts of the Ukraine War, and U.S. Foreign Policy” (In person)



Wednesday 6/29

Foreign Policy Association hosts Stephen Brozak, CEO and Managing Partner at WBB Securities LLC, and Joyce Chang, Managing Director and Chair, Global Research at J.P. Morgan for “U.S. Economic Outlook: Continued Growth or Recession?” (In person)

Tennessee World Affairs Councils hosts Tamara Demuria, Chief Humanitarian Officer at Corus, for “War in Europe | Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts Jeongin Lee, Ethnomusicologist, and Hilary Finchum-Sung, Executive Director of the Association for Asian Studies, for “Art and Seoul: Exploring the Beauty of Korea Music Tradition” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents “Cuba: Travel Info Session

World Affairs Council of South Texas hosts Peter Gross, Co-Editor of Journal of Romanian Studies, for “Eastern Europe at Boiling Point” (In person)


Thursday 6/30

Montana World Affairs Council presents “Community Program with Consul General of Germany

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts Harold Montgomery, Managing Director at Wirex USA, for “Cryptocurrency 101” (In person)

World Affairs Council of Tacoma presents “Book Club: June Meeting


Friday 7/1

WorldDenver presents “Independence Day: Potluck with International Visitors” (In person)