WACA Weekly Newsletter: October 9, 2018

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October 9, 2018

WACA Weekly

Announcing Conference Reception and New Speakers; WAC Charlotte's Stambuk Honored; Cover to Cover on Privacy; Global I.Q. Minute; China Town Hall Programs; Council News and Job Announcements

WACA 2018 National Conference: Braving the New World Order

November 7-9

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Announcing: Reception at OAS to Celebrate FPA's Centennial

WACA is proud to co-host a special reception in honor of our partner and founding member, the Foreign Policy Association. FPA, led by Noel Lateef, is marking its 100th anniversary. We are delighted to co-host this reception for all WACA National Conference attendees on Thursday, November 8, at the Organization of American States.

New Conference Speakers!

Michèle Flournoy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors

Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Robert Kagan

Stephen & Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow

Brookings

Evelyn Farkas

Senior Fellow

Atlantic Council

Dina Temple-Raston

Special Correspondent

NPR

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.

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Council Highlights

Tuesday 10/9  

World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosts David Noble, Director of the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management, for the “Global Business Summit: Cryptocurrency, Digitization, and Regulation." Details 

World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Bob Spitz, New York Times Bestselling Biographer, to discuss his book, Reagan. Details 

World Affairs Council Albuquerque hosts Edl Schamiloglu, Professor, for “Directed Energy – A Game Changing Technology.” Details 

World Affairs Council Upstate hosts Pema Tseden, Tibetan film director/screen writer, for “Discussion with 12-time Award Winning Tibetan Film Director/Screen Writer from China.” Details 

World Denver hosts Lois Quam, founding CEO of Ovations, and Pardis Mahdavi, Dean of Women of Pomona College, for “Shared Solutions: Host Communities and Displaced Women Working Together for Better Health and Rights.” Details 


 

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