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WACA Weekly Newsletter: February 25, 2019

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February 25, 2019

WACA Weekly

Key Council Programs; Brazil Summer Study Contest; WorldOregon Speaker Series; WorldDenver, WACNH Hiring; WAC Kentucky's Japan-U.S. Program; Great Decisions Teachers Training Institute; Council Highlights and more!

WACA-Liaison America Scholarship for Brazil Summer Study

The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to present two opportunities that arise from our relationship with Liaison America, an international education organization connected to five countries and dedicated to working with young people who want to impact lives and make a change in the world.

The first initiative is a 30-day scholarship opportunity for one (1) university student to live and experience Brazil this summer through immersion in the culture, education, and language! See scholarship details here.

Also, we present the second opportunity: Following presentations by outstanding Brazilian high school students visiting the U.S. in Liaison America's "Triple L" Program - both at WACA headquarters and to Council leaders who attended the WACA Breakfast at the Global Ties U.S. National Meeting - we will offer a Liaison America webinar for Council leaders and staff on February 28. This webinar will provide information for Councils interested in fee-for-service hosting of similar student groups from Brazil in July 2019 and January 2020. It will include information on program goals, administrative responsibilities, logistics, and funding.

WorldDenver to Hire New Executive Director

WorldDenver -- Executive Director

An innovative, visionary, mission-driven, and results-oriented leader to lead the organization into the future is sought. A keen interest in global affairs and promoting greater international understanding, as well as a deep knowledge of our Denver and Colorado environments, will be desired hallmarks. Apply here.

Listen to Council of the Month's "Global in the Granite State" Podcast

The World Affairs Council of New Hampshire broadcasts a monthly podcast titled, "Global in the Granite State," where you will listen to interesting interviews and learn more about how New Hampshire is connected to the world, how the hot topics of the day are playing out, and why international affairs are important to support. 

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.

Save the Date: Council Leadership Meeting in KC on June 13-15

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.

Click on the flyer to the left for meeting details and other special opportunities! The schedule will be updated periodically, and we will announce exclusive hotel accommodations soon.

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.

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