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WACA Weekly Newsletter: October 22, 2018

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October 22, 2018

WACA Weekly

New Conference Speakers; Cover to Cover TOMORROW; AWQ Details and Official Study Guide; Free Book Offer; APSIA Graduate School Fair; Council Jobs & News

WACA 2018 National Conference: Braving the New World Order

November 7-9

The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC

Register for the WACA 2018 Conference

New Speakers!

Dr. Carol O’Donnell

Director, Smithsonian Science Education Center

Smithsonian Institution

Laura Delgado López

Advocacy Lead, Harris Corporation’s Space & Intelligence Systems

Editor-in-Chief, Space Policy Journal

Célia Belin

Visiting Fellow - Foreign PolicyCenter on the United States and Europe

Brookings Institution, (Think Tank Off-site)

1918 Society Dinner on Friday, Nov. 9 (6:00 - 8:30 pm)

His Excellency Cho Yoon-je


Republic of Korea to the United States of America

Ambassador Joseph Yun

Former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy

The Mayflower Hotel deadline has been extended until tomorrow, October 23. Book here.

Bookmark the WACA 2018 National Conference website for speaker and program updates!

Volunteers Needed

WACA will need volunteers throughout the Conference from morning until early evening each day. If you are interested, please use this link to sign up.

Sign up to volunteer!

Tomorrow: October Cover to Cover with Sarah Igo

Join WACA's Cover to Cover conference call TOMORROW, 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 now

Announcing Academic WorldQuest Study Guide and Details

1.  Country in Focus: Qatar

2.  How to Deal with North Korea

3.  Global Refugee and Migration Crisis

4.  #WeAreNATO – The Alliance at 70

5.  Great Decisions

6.  Japan-U.S. Relations

7.  Space Policy

8.  World Trade Organization (WTO)

9.  Bridging Divides to Build Peace

10.   Current Events

The Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest 

National Competition will be held in Washington, DC on

April 26-27, 2019


Pledge a Team Now

To confirm your Council's participation in the 2018-2019 Academic WorldQuest, please fill out and submit this Pledge Form by November 9, 2018. 

Local Competition Questions

WACA will provide a full set of questions based on the AWQ Study Guide and will be available to local Councils. Indicate your interest in these questions by submitting your Pledge Form.

Hotel Block

WACA has arranged a group hotel block at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008). See the reservation link here.

To find out further details and information, click here.

International Affairs and Public Policy Graduate School Fair

Representatives from leading professional schools of international affairs and policy will be available to connect with prospective students at the Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs Graduate School Fair, held online on November 15, 11:00 - 1:15 pm ET. Students can also learn about masters and PhD programs around the world.

Students can register here. Please share through your networks.

The Case for Optimism: The Optimists' Voices

Victor Perton writes about optimism, optimistic leadership, and Australian leadership in the second edition of his book, The Case for Optimism: The Optimists' Voices, which he is currently offering for free on Kindle for the next few days. Additionally, Perton is running a student workshop on The Optimistic Leader at the Integrity20 Summit this week.

Share a free copy with any of your friends and colleagues who need some optimism!

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