WACA Weekly Newsletter: December 10, 2018

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December 10, 2018

WACA Weekly

Conference Speakers of Note; December's Cover to Cover; Council Qatar Events; USIP-WACA Peacebuilding Program at Naples CWA; Global I.Q. Minute; UCCD Hires; Travel with Councils (Philadelphia, Houston, and Dallas); plus Council Highlights

Notable WACA 2018 Conference Speakers

We are pleased to share the following. If you are interested in inviting a Conference speaker to your Council, please contact the WACA office.

Ambassador Joseph Yun

Special Adviser to the Asia Program, USIP

Former US Special Representative for North Korea Policy

2018 National Conference 1918 Society Dinner panelist Yun will visit WAC Seattle on Friday, December 14 to present on “North Korea: What Now?

Victoria Samson 

Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation 

Samson was quoted in a Space News article regarding space security through gender perspectives. Read her full remarks here.   

Sean Spicer

Founder and President, RigWil LLC

Former White House Press Secretary

Read about Sean Spicer’s visit to University of Massachusetts and his discussion on the issues within both political parties here

James M. Lindsay (left), Senior Vice President, Director of Studies Maurice R. Greenberg Chair; Council on Foreign Relations

Ivo H. Daalder, President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

2018 National Conference Opening Dinner keynote speakers visited WorldBoston on November 19 for the Council’s Great Decisions 2018 program, "Waning of Pax Americana?"

December Cover to Cover: Stephen Tankel on the War on Terror

Register here

Cover to Cover will feature a conversation with Stephen Tankel, professor at American University and adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, on his new book, With Us and Against Us: How America's Partners Help and Hinder the War on Terror.

Tankel analyzes the factors that shape counterterrorism cooperation, examining the ways partner nations aid international efforts, as well as the ways they encumber and impede effective action. It offers a policy-relevant toolkit for improving counterterrorism cooperation, devising strategies for mitigating risks, and getting the most out of difficult partnerships.

Join our Cover to Cover conference call with Tankel Thursday, December 10, at 2:00-2:30 pm ET.

Global I.Q. Minute with Jim Falk of WAC Dallas/Fort Worth

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth's Global I.Q. Minute most recently featured Bethany McClean, author of "Saudi America: The Truth About Fracking and How It’s Changing the World." In this episode, President and CEO Jim Falk and McClean explore the global oil markets, fracking, and misconceptions surrounding American energy independence. Listen to the podcast and be sure to rate on iTunes.

Save the Date: WACA 2019 National Conference

Mark your calendars now! The World Affairs Councils of America will return to The Mayflower Hotel for next year's National Conference: November 6-8, 2019.


 

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