WACA Weekly Newsletter: August 6, 2018

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August 6, 2018

WACA Weekly

This Week: WAC Dallas Survey; Cover to Cover Wednesday; Qatar Tour; New Conference Speakers & Council Highlights

Council of the Month Calls for Survey Participation

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is working on an initiative to bring together education programs from World Affairs Councils across our network to collect global competence data based on a survey for the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

They would appreciate participation from those World Affairs Councils that run education programs. If your Council is interested in participating in the survey, please contact Amy Miller at amiller@dfwworld.org.

Wednesday, August 8, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET

Cover to Cover with Jeffrey Lilley on Kyrgyzstan

Jeffrey Lilley, in his new book, Have the Mountains Fallen?: Two Journeys of Loss and Redemption in the Cold War, traces the lives of two Kyrgyz intellectuals who confronted the full threat and legacy of the Soviet empire. Through penetrating narratives of a homeland forever changed, a clearer picture emerges of the struggle for freedom inside Kyrgyzstan during the Cold War.

Register for the conference call Wednesday, Aug 8, at 2-2:30 pm ET.

Coming up on August 22...

Cover to Cover brings you a double feature this month: Vicki Huddleston, the top U.S. diplomat in Cuba under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush will discuss her memoir, Our Women in Havana.

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WACA 2018 Leadership Mission to Qatar

October 12-19

Doha, Qatar

Apply now!

The World Affairs Councils of America is delighted to announce that the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Washington, DC will sponsor a WACA Leadership Mission to Qatar, this October.

Note: Flights will depart from United States airports on Friday, October 12, and arrive in Doha on Saturday, October 13. Return flights will depart Qatar on Friday, October 19.

This WACA Leadership Mission will be comprised of a Qatar Embassy representative, WACA President and CEO Bill Clifford, and a minimum of 10 delegates from the Council network. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in dialogue with top government officials, business leaders, journalists, and other experts to gain a better understanding of the political, national security, economic, social, and cultural landscape of the host country. See more details.


This Leadership Mission is open to Council CEOs, Board directors and other key supporters of local Councils and the WACA network, and affiliate members based in DC. Applicants should be actively involved in Council operations and activities, and must be supported by their Councils.


The generous sponsorship of the Embassy of Qatar will cover international airfare and in-country expenses for the delegation, including hotel accommodation, most meals, and local transportation. An administrative fee of $2000, made payable to the World Affairs Councils of America, is required from each selected participant. Delegates are responsible for making any travel insurance arrangements at their discretion. Delegates are also responsible for any souvenirs and incidentals.

Selection Process

Applicants should review this announcement, understand expectations, and submit the following to the WACA National Office by email to lbrailsford@worldaffairscouncils.org by the close of business on Monday, August 24, 2018:

·     Application Form (Download Here) and Release of Liability Form (Download Here

·     A color copy of the photo page of your passport

·     A letter of reference from your local Council CEO. If you are a Council CEO, please submit a letter of reference from the Chair of your Board of Directors

Delegates will be selected based on their demonstrated involvement with their local Councils and WACA, as well as their commitment to public engagement following the WACA Leadership Mission. 

WACA 2018 National Conference: Braving the New World Order

November 7-9

The Mayflower Hotel

Washington, DC

Register now!

Our Table of Eight promotion has been extended - be sure to check it out!

Think Tank six-pack

Brookings Institution

Thomas Wright is director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a senior fellow in the Project on International Order and Strategy at Brookings.

Center for Strategic and International Studies

The principals of The Trade Guys, CSIS’s recently launched podcast, will offer a special briefing for a live WACA audience at CSIS headquarters.


American Enterprise Institute 

Center for American Progress New this year!

Center for a New American Security

The McCain Institute New this year!

Additional National Conference speakers and program details will be made in the coming weeks!

The WACA 2018 National Conference will be held November 7-9 at the beautifully renovated

Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. 

Book your rooms under WACA's special group rate of 

$259 / night (Single/Double Occupancy) plus tax.

Click here to reserve your room!

See more information

Global Careers for Women

Global Careers is hosting an online career fair exclusively for women who have 7+ years of relevant job experience.

The campaign will feature job opportunities, editorial, interviews, and webinars from diverse international organizations to engage with staff on October 4, 2018.

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