WACA October 2018 Newsletter

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October 1, 2018

October Newsletter

Councils of the Month Send Reps to Qatar; Global I.Q. with John Kerry; Conference Hotel Block Deadline; Cover to Cover; Engage America Grant Programs; Council Jobs and News!

Lucky 13: Councils of the Month

In the most competitive application process in at least a decade, WACA is pleased to announce that the Embassy of Qatar has selected the following Council representatives for our first Leadership Mission to Qatar. The group will explore the dynamic political, diplomatic, economic, and cultural trends of this Arab country in the Persian Gulf on Oct. 12-19. WACA received interest from more than 30 individuals across the Council network. These 14 delegates hail from 13 Councils:

Melissa Beuc, Board Treasurer -- Indiana Council on World Affairs

Marian Dickson -- WAC Atlanta

Lise Falskow, CEO -- Alaska WAC

Maryanne Maldonado, Executive Director -- WAC Greater Houston

Judge Angela McCormick Bisig -- WAC Kentucky & S. Indiana

Michael Mills, Board of Advisors -- WorldOregon

Dr. Sadiq Mohyuddin, Emeritus Director -- WAC St. Louis

Talat Mohyuddin -- WAC St. Louis

Don Samford, WACA Advisory Board -- Peoria Area WAC

Doug Savage, Director -- Institute of World Affairs (Milwaukee)

Jim Shepherd, Chairman -- Tennessee WAC

Charles Stout, Chairman -- WAC Pittsburgh

Patrick Terrien, CEO -- Columbus Council on World Affairs

John Young, Board Secretary -- WAC Western Massachusetts

Global I.Q. Minute: Jim Falk talks with John Kerry

John Kerry, 68th U.S. Secretary of State, reflects on his service during the Vietnam War, current global events, and the state of partisanship in Congress in this episode of World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth's Global I.Q. Minute. Listen here.

October Cover to Cover: Debating Privacy in America

Join WACA's Cover to Cover conference call on Tuesday, October 23, at 2:00-2:30 pm ET, featuring Sarah E. Igo, Associate Professor of History and Director of the Program in American Studies at Vanderbilt University, on her new book, The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America.

Every day, Americans make decisions about their privacy: what to share and when, how much to expose, and to whom. Securing the boundary between one’s private affairs and public identity has become a central task of citizenship. How did privacy come to loom so large in American life? Sarah Igo tracks this elusive social value across the twentieth century, as individuals questioned how they would, and should, be known by their own society.

Register here

Prof. Sarah E. Igo

WACA 2018 National Conference:

Braving the New World Order

November 7-9

The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC

Register for the Conference

Councils Host Engage America Grant Programs

The following Engage America Oman 2018 and Future of Korea 2018 programs are co-sponsored by WACA and its grant funders Korea Economic Institute and Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center:

Oman 2018

Columbia World Affairs Council will feature Ms. Haura Al Wahaibi for a breakfast program, speaker series luncheon, and tea time with university students on October 3.

World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will present Dr. Anne Rasmussen for The Music and Culture of Oman: Musical Biodiversity and the Indian Ocean Soundscape on October 16.

World Affairs Council of Western Michigan will host Dr. Fahad Bishara as part of its Fall Lecture Series: Shifting Sands in the Arabian Peninsula on October 18.

Future of Korea 2018

Indiana Council on World Affairs will present a panel of experts for its Distinguished Speaker Series: Future of Korea on October 18.

Councils in the News

World Affairs Council of New Hampshire 

Oct. 9 Summit on Cryptocurrency, Digitization, and Regulation – Manchester Ink Link 

Music and Culture of Oman Topic of October 16 Speech at UNH Manchester – Manchester Ink Link

Trio of National Democrats Descend on N.H. in One Weekend – Concord Monitor

Jeff Merkley’s Latest NH Trip Sparks More 2020 Speculation – The Oregonian

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