WACA National Conference Student Scholarships Deadline Extended; Star Speakers; WorldQuest Weekly Quiz; Wunderbar Together Programs; Council of the Month; Councils are Hiring; Council Highlights; & more!
WACA 2021 National Conference
Bridging Divides at Home and Abroad
November 16-19
Student Scholarships: Deadline Extended to 9/28
Through the generous support of The Gambrinus Company and Mr. and Mrs. Carlos and Malú Alvarez, WACA will offer a limited number of scholarships for undergraduate students from the Council network to attend our 2021 National Conference. Thank you to our generous sponsor!

The nominated student must submit their Application Form, their resume, and a 1-2 page Letter of Intent. The Council must submit the Nomination Form and a Letter of Recommendation from the Council head explaining why the student has been selected. We encourage Councils to publicize the undergraduate scholarship award as soon as possible, since the new deadline for nominations and applications is Tuesday, September 28.
Featured Speakers
THOMAS WRIGHT
ALICE HILL
David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment, CFR
ELBRIDGE COLBY
Co-founder and Principal, The Marathon Initiative
Early Bird discounts now extended through September 24!
Star Speakers at Councils This Week
Gianrico Farrugia
President & CEO, Mayo Clinic
Nicole Bibbins Sedaca
Vice President, Freedom House
Amb. (Ret.) Kelley Currie
Fmr. Amb. Global Women's Issues
Amb. (Ret.) William Luers
Director of the Iran Project
Yawei Liu
Senior Advisor for China, Carter Center
Roz Duman
Founder, Coalition Against Global Genocide
Pres. Joyce Banda
Former President of Malawi
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.

Last Week's Winners (10/10 Points):
Carina (Cleveland, OH), Paul (Kentucky) and Connie (Peoria, IL) - Congratulations!
Analysis of Germany's Sept. 26 Elections
The following WACA Engage America series, held under the auspices of Wunderbar Together 2021, is presented in partnership with the American Council on Germany and Atlantik-Brücke.
Wed., Sept. 29 at 7:00 PM ET
World Affairs Council of Maine hosts Jeff Rathke, President of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, and Sophia Besch, Senior Researcher with the Centre for European Reform, for "The World's Most Important Election: Bundestag 2021." REGISTER.
Thu., Sept. 30 at 12:00 PM ET
World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Constanze Stelzenmüller, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, for "All Eyes on Germany: An Analysis of the German Election." REGISTER.
Putting People First in Digital Government Services: A Trans-Atlantic Conversation Watch Now!
ICYMI: This past week, WAC Atlanta hosted experts from industry and government to consider the lessons learned and future prospects for digital government from a customer/user perspective. They also discussed Trans-Atlantic lessons learned through new digital health and human services programs launched in Scotland and the state of Rhode Island.
Council of the Month Highlight
Global Ties Arizona launched two new program series to increase engagement with its local Arizona community and enhance cultural awareness. The virtual Destination Series was launched in June and provides attendees the opportunity to learn about new travel destinations through international partners and local Consulates. Each edition highlights sites of interest, local culture, and tips on how to interact with the locals of the featured destination. Join the upcoming program featuring Germany on September 30th!
Job Announcements in the Network
Colorado Springs World Affairs Council seeks to hire a Part Time Executive Director. Learn more.
Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs seeks to hire a President. Learn more.
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth seeks to hire a Part Time Accountant and a Manager of International Protocol Services. Learn more.
World Affairs Council of Seattle seeks to hire a Program Officer, Global Leadership Exchange. Learn more.
International Institute of Buffalo seeks to hire an Immigrant Domestic Violence Advocate. Learn more.
World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky seeks to hire a Global Education Manager. Learn more.
All programs below are accessible online unless otherwise indicated.

Monday 9/20

International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts Bob Kolasky, head of the National Risk Management Center, for Nuancing National Security: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Resilience.”


Tuesday 9/21

San Diego World Affairs Council hosts Jack Devine, former Acting Deputy Director of the CIA’s Operations Outside the U.S., and Jonathan Ward, Founder of the Atlas Organization, for “Russia & China - Preparing America for Our Greatest Strategic Challenge.”

World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts Gianrico Farrugia, President and CEO of the Mayo Clinic, for Health Care Transformation in the Next Decade and Beyond.” (In Person)
    
World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Alan Bersin, former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, for The Border Crisis: From Trump to Biden.”

International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts a panel of international military officers currently studying at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College for “UN Peacekeepers Round Table.” (In Person)

Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts Adam Weinstein, Research Fellow at the Quincy Institute, for “Afghanistan’s Lessons for a More Sustainable Foreign Policy.” (In Person)

World Affairs Council Upstate hosts the International Women’s Club for “Coffee & Conversations with the International Women’s Group.” (In Person)

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts Dr. Diana Villiers Negroponte, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center, for “Master Negotiator: James A. Baker, III’s Role at the End of the Cold War.” 

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Dr. Hans Stockton, Dean of the Division of Social and Behavioral Science and Global Studies at University of St. Thomas, for “U.S. - China Relations in Transition: Reading the Tea Leaves with Hans Stockton.” (In Person)

Vermont Council on World Affairs presents “International Day of Peace Conference.” (In Person)

Wednesday 9/22

Peoria Area World Affairs Council hosts Ambassador (Ret.) William Luers, Director of the Iran Project, for Update: Iran. New Administration, New Opportunities?” (In Person)

WorldBoston hosts Nicole Perlroth, author of This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race, for a "Chat and Chowder."

World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts hosts Ryan Murphy, Program Officer of the U.S. Department of State’s Sport Diplomacy Division, for “Sports Diplomacy in Western Massachusetts and Beyond.

Global Minnesota hosts Raymond Kuo, Political Scientist with the RAND Corporation, for Global Conversations DIGITAL: The Two Koreas.”

Montana World Affairs Council hosts Dexter Roberts, author and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council Asia Security Initiative, for “The Myth of Chinese Capitalism: Can China Continue to Rise?” (In Person)

World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosts Colin Bastable, CEO of LUCY Security's U.S. operations, for Global Cyber Threats: What You Need to Know.”

Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts Ambassador (Ret.) Ronald E. Neumann, former Assistant Secretary of State for the Middle East, for “Can Foggy Bottom Be Revitalized? A Conversation with Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann.

World Affairs Council of Charleston hosts Byron Miller, Director of Sales for the South Carolina Ports Authority, for “International Business Luncheon - ‘Global Supply Chain Challenges During COVID.’” (In Person)

World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, Executive Vice President of Freedom House, and Ambassador (Ret.) Kelley Currie, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, for “Democracy and Human Rights: Why American Leadership Matters.”

Thursday 9/23

World Affairs Council of Western Michigan hosts Dr. Yawei Liu, Senior Advisor for China at the Carter Center, for China and the U.S.: Where Do We Go From Here?

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council hosts Roz Duman, founder of the Coalition Against Global Genocide, for “A Symposium for High School Students: Never Again? The Perpetuation of Global Genocide.” (In Person)

Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall hosts Eswar Prasad, Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy at Cornell, for "The Future of Money: With Economist Eswar Prasad and KABC Radio Host Frank Mottek."

World Affairs (Northern California) hosts Philip Yun, President and CEO of World Affairs, for "What’s Going on with North Korea."

Savannah Council on World Affairs hosts Dr. Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs at Georgetown University and former National Security Council staff member, for 'From Trump to Biden: Navigating Isolationist and Internationalist Traditions in U.S. Statecraft." (In Person)

World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts David Rennie, Beijing Bureau Chief and Economist columnist, for “David Rennie: The View from Beijing.”

World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Allison Padilla-Goodman, Vice President of Southern Division of the Anti-Defamation League and Council Board Member, for “Exclusive Exchanges: Networking Made Easy.” (In Person)

Indiana Council on World Affairs hosts Andreas Park, Professor of Finance at the University of Toronto, for An Introduction to Blockchain, Cryptocurrency and Decentralized Finance with Andreas Park.”

World Affairs Council of Maine hosts Phyllis Johnson, author and Founder of the Coffee Coalition for Racial Equity, for Stories of Coffee.” (In Person)

International Affairs Forum (Traverse City) hosts a panel of experts for “National Writers Series - IAF Joint Event.”

Foreign Policy Association hosts Dr. Stuart P.M. Mackintosh, Group of 30 Executive Director, for “Climate Crisis Economics with Dr. Stuart P.M. Mackintosh.”

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts Pete McBride, award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and writer, for “Members Only: Studying the World with a Camera-from the Grand Canyon to the World’s Most Quiet Places.”

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston presents “Global Young Professionals: Networking Mixer.” (In Person)

Friday 9/24

Global Minnesota, in partnership with Minnesota Africans United, hosts Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of the Republic of Malawi, for “Global Trade Virtual Conference.

Global Affairs Council of Hilton Head hosts Matthew Costa, CPA and Certified Financial Planner, for “Community Global Forum: Matt Costa - Bitcoin.”