WACA Weekly Newsletter: June 11, 2018

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June 11, 2018

WACA Weekly

This Week: Peace Works with Rick Barton on Cover to Cover; Western Michigan Hosts Ambassador of Norway to the U.S.; Masha Gessen at WorldOregon; Travel to Portugal; Councils Hiring

Cover to Cover Tomorrow on Peace Works

Bosnia, Rwanda, Haiti, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria - a quarter-century of stumbles in America's pursuit of a more peaceful and just world. American military interventions have cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars, yet we rarely manage to enact positive and sustainable change. In his new book, former ambassador and global conflict leader Rick Barton uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs, offering concrete and attainable solutions for the future.

Join the June Cover to Cover conference call to discuss Barton's new book, Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World, tomorrow, June 12, at 2:00-2:30 pm ET.

Register for the call

WAC Western Michigan Hosts Ambassador of Norway and Expert Panel

Today's security environment has no precedent. No single challenge to U.S. interests is equivalent to those posed by Nazi Germany, imperial Japan, or the Soviet Union during the 20th century. But the sheer volume and complexity of current and emerging security threats, and their interrelationship, may be just as daunting.

World Affairs Council of Western Michigan will host "World in Disarray: Prospects and Challenges for Transatlantic Relations" on Tuesday, June 12.

Panelists include:

·     Kåre Aas, Ambassador of Norway to the U.S. (pictured)

·     Kadri Liik, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations ​

·     Richard Fontaine, President, Center for a New American Security (CNAS) 

·     Julianne Smith, Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program, CNAS

·     Mark Newton, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program, CNAS

·     Adam Routh, Research Associate, Defense Program, CNAS

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Did you know that CNAS was a featured off-site at the WACA 2017 National Conference?

Masha Gessen at WorldOregon

WorldOregon will host Masha Gessen, Staff Writer for The New Yorker, to discuss Gessen's book, The Future Is History: Totalitarianism and the New Russia on Tuesday, June 12.

Masha Gessen was the winner of the 2017 National Book Award in nonfiction and is the author of several books, including The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin. The recipient of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Carnegie Fellowship, Gessen also teaches at Amherst College and lives in New York City.

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Travel to Portugal with Sarasota World Affairs Council!

Join the quintessential tour of one of the world’s oldest nation states and birthplace of the world’s 5th most spoken language. Learn about the country’s rich history and regional diversity, and stay in unique properties that are themselves part of the country’s cultural heritage, all while learning about the wines and gastronomy of Portugal!

Lynne Partington, Vice President of Programs at Sarasota World Affairs Council, will lead this tour, October 19 - October 31, 2018. Email Lynne for more information.

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Councils Are Hiring!

World Affairs Council of Atlanta seeks a new Program Manager!

See posting

WorldBoston is hiring a Manager of Operations and Global Education Programs.

Apply today!


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