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WACA Weekly Newsletter: February 11, 2019

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February 11, 2019

WACA Weekly

Key Council Programs; NYT's Sanger at Council of the Month; Notable Tennessee Op-Ed; Albright Stonebridge Speakers Available; WAC Kentucky's Japan-U.S. Program; Great Decisions Teachers Training Institute; Spring Leadership Meeting in KC; Register for AWQ; plus Council Highlights

Council of the Month WACNH Hosts David E. Sanger

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will hold its 2019 Global Forum on Sunday, May 19, and its keynote speaker will be David E. Sanger of the New York Times. Mr. Sanger will be speaking to the Council about Cyberwarfare and how countries are waging behind-the-scenes programs to disrupt their enemies and competitors. More details to follow.

Also, WACNH is hiring! A Program Coordinator is sought to help plan, publicize, and implement the nonprofit’s public events to fulfill the organization’s mission of fostering learning, discussion, and citizen involvement in world affairs around the state. Apply here.

TNWAC's Ryan Writes: How Can We Turn Back the Doomsday Clock?

Patrick Ryan, President of the Tennessee World Affairs Council, along with Ploughshares Fund President Joseph Cirincione, co-wrote "The Doomsday Clock is ticking. How can we turn it back," an op-ed appearing in The Tennessean on February 8. Read it here.

WAC Kentucky to Host WACA-Sasakawa Program on Japan-U.S. Ties

The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana will host the WACA-Sasakawa Peace Foundation co-sponsored Engage America program, The U.S.-Japan Alliance Working in Kentucky, on Wednesday, March 6.

Previous Council host for this program series are: WAC Greater Houston, WorldOregon, and WAC Atlanta. Sasakawa USA is also co-sponsor the Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2019 Academic WorldQuest National Competition. This is the second and final WACA-Sasakawa Engage America: The Alliance Working in America program.

Albright Stonebridge Group VPs Available for Speaking Engagements

In partnership with Albright Stonebridge Group, we're pleased to present the following speakers. Please contact WACA President Bill Clifford if you are interested in scheduling engagements with them. 

Molly Montgomery

Vice President, Europe Practice, Albright Stonebridge Group

Montgomery joined ASG from the White House, where she served as Special Adviser to the Vice President for Europe and Eurasia. She also was Deputy Director of Eastern European Affairs at the State Department. Full bio.

Sumona Guha

Vice President, Europe Practice, Albright Stonebridge Group

Guha served as White House special adviser on Europe and at the State Department as special assistant for Europe. She also served at the U.S. embassies in Paris and Moscow. Full bio.

John Hughes

Vice President, Europe Practice, Albright Stonebridge Group

Hughes was the Deputy Director in the Office of Sanctions Policy and Implementation in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. In this role, Mr. Hughes helped set policy priorities for sanctions regimes around the globe. Full bio.

Listen to Bollyky's Cover to Cover Podcast on Plagues and Health

The Council on Foreign Relations Thomas J. Bollyky joined WACA last week to discuss his new book, Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways. Listen to the podcast here.

Cover to Cover on tap:

Join us Thursday, March 21 on WACA's Cover to Cover conference call featuring Ambassador William Burns on his new insider diplomacy book, The Back Channel. Learn more.

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