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WACA Weekly Newsletter: January 14, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019 4:35 PM | Anonymous

January 14, 2019

WACA Weekly

January's Cover to Cover; Major Council Events; WACA's Global Ties Breakfast; Conference Speakers of Note; Global IQ Minute; AWQ Rule Update; Travel with WAC Philadelphia; plus Council Highlights

REGISTER NOW: Cover to Cover Author Call with Fukuyama - Jan. 24

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Scholar and New York Times bestselling author Francis Fukuyama offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for our democracy and international affairs of state.

Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment is an urgent and necessary book—a sharp warning that unless we forge a universal understanding of human dignity, we will doom ourselves to continuing conflict.

Francis Fukuyama (full bio) is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Mossbacher Director of its Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

Join our Cover to Cover conference call with on Thursday, January 24, at 2:00-2:30 pm ET.

Save the Dates!

Kansas City

Mark your calendars now! The World Affairs Councils of America will convene its semi-annual Council Leadership and WACA Board Meetings in Kansas City, MO on June 13-15, 2019. We are grateful to Matthew Hughes and his team at the International Relations Council for hosting.

The WACA National Conference will return to The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC on November 6-8, 2019.

Buy discounted tickets when you renew annual Council Dues, coming soon!

Jim Falk Reminisces on Global IQ Minute's 100th Episode

Listen in as World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth President and CEO Jim Falk looks back at some of their favorite moments, guests, interviews, and behind-the-scenes fun on Global IQ Minute.

Academic WorldQuest Team Rules Update

After feedback and discussions with Councils, beginning this 2018-2019 Academic WorldQuest season, WACA will allow composite teams to compete in the National Competition in April 2019. Up to two high schools or affiliations may make up each Council's team. Each team of four must be composed of enrolled students in a local high school or equivalent certificate program in the Council's region.

This new policy will be on a trial basis for one year, after which WACA will elicit feedback and reevaluate on whether to continue the initiative in future years.

This year's AWQ Study Guide is now available, along with more information about the Carlos and Malu Alvarez 2018 Academic WorldQuest National Competition, to be held Saturday, April 27, 2019.

WACA has secured a group hotel block at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Reserve your room today!

Interested in hosting your first Academic WorldQuest? We can advise you on best practices! Click here to read the AWQ Operations Paper and more or contact Drew Lorelli at the WACA office at 202-833-4557.

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