• Tuesday, October 30, 2018 9:13 AM | Anonymous

    October 29, 2018

    WACA Weekly

    Leadership Day: Germany Grant Series; New Conference Speakers; FPA at 100; Sen. Corker at TNWAC; Op-ed by Columbus' Terrien; Cover to Cover Podcasts; AWQ Registration and Study Guide; 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

    As always, WACA kicks off the annual National Conference with Fall Leadership Day - a chance to network with Council peers, share best practices, and develop partnerships.

    WACA is delighted to announce that we have been selected to participate in Deutschlandjahr USA 2018/19 for a grant-funded series for Councils titled "Engage America: What Today's Germany Means for the United States." Christoph Mücher, Head of Project, will present the opportunities at the Leadership Day luncheon. Don't miss it!

    Tennessee WAC Hosts Senator Bob Corker

    The Tennessee World Affairs Council, in association with the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, International Business Council, and Baker Donelson presents a luncheon on October 31 with Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

    Terrien Op-ed Spotlights Plight of Mauritanian Immigrants and Refugees in Columbus

    The Columbus Dispatch published an op-ed by Patrick Terrien, President and CEO of the Columbus Council on World Affairs, calling on the city to rally around its Mauritanian community to prevent wrongful detention and deportation. Read his column here.

    World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will present a panel of experts on "Global Tipping Points: The Future of Korea: K-Pop” on November 1. This program is part of WACA's Future of Korea 2018 series, co-sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute. See more Council Highlights below.

    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


    WACA Podcasts

    Cover to Cover in October featured a conversation with Sarah 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. Listen here.

    Listen to our September KNOW NOW call featuring a conversation between Valerie Plame, former career CIA covert operations officer, and Sandy Campbell, Executive Director of the Santa Fe Council on International Relations, speaking about the State of U.S. Intelligence Agencies. Listen here.

  • Friday, October 26, 2018 5:23 PM | Tim Horgan (Administrator)

    The assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, the Washington Post Journalist from Saudi Arabia, has captivated the international world.  Here is an interview that WACNH Executive Director, Tim Horgan, did with UNH Manchester Professor, Dr. Melinda Negron-Gonzales. Take a listen to learn more about the geopolitical ramifications of this saga.


    Khashoggi.mp3

  • Wednesday, October 24, 2018 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    October 24, 2018

    Weekly World News Update

    Migrant Travel to the U.S.; U.S. to Withdraw from INF?; The Aftermath of Khashoggi; Afghanistan Votes; Italy Debates EU

    Quote of the Week

    Today’s migrant “crisis” provides the opportunity for Mexicans and Americans to hammer out a modus vivendi for a longer-term approach that can address both countries’ goals, as they were able to do on trade with the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. As with trade, both sides will need to make commitments that recognize the other’s priorities.

    -- Earl Anthony Wayne, public policy fellow at the Wilson Center and former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, in an op-ed on Tuesday.

    Migrant Caravan Moving North

    Migrant Caravan: What Happens If It Reaches the U.S. Border?” Jason Silverstein -- CBS, October 23, 2018

    Trump’s Cuts to Central America Aid Will Lead to More Caravans” Shannon O’Neil -- Bloomberg, October 23, 2018

    Meet the Man Behind the Migrant Caravan Headed to U.S.” Marisa Schultz -- New York Post, October 23, 2018

    Trump Blames Mexico, Democrats for Migrant Caravan” Mairead McArdle -- National Review, October 22, 2018

    For Democrats, Silence Is Consent on the Immigrant Caravan John Kass -- Chicago Tribune, October 24, 2018 

    U.S. Treaty Withdrawal - Again

    Trump May Soon Kill a U.S.–Russia Arms Control Deal. It Might Be a Good Idea” Alex Ward -- Vox, October 22, 2018

    EU Warns Trump of Nuclear Arms Race Risk After INF Withdrawal Move” Julian Borger; Andrew Roth -- The Guardian, October 23, 2018

    Trump Withdrawal from Russia Nuclear Pact Plays Into Putin’s Hands David Andelman -- Reuters, October 22, 2018

    Trump May Revive the Cold War, But China Could Change the Dynamics” David Sanger; Steven Erlanger -- New York Times, October 22, 2018

    Khashoggi Death Triggers Backlash

    "Jamal Khashoggi’s Murder Hurt American Interests, Not Just American Values" Richard Fontaine -- The Atlantic, October 242, 2018

    What Does the Saudi Response to the Khashoggi Scandal Mean?” Yasmine Farouk -- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, October 19, 2018

    How Turkey Gains from the Grisly Drama Over the Killing of Journalist Jamal KhashoggiFrederick Kempe -- CNBC, October 19, 2018

    World Leaders Should Reject Saudi Whitewash-- Human Rights Watch, October 22, 2018

    Parliamentary Elections in Afghanistan

    Ballots and Bullets in Afghanistan” Vanda Brown -- Brookings, October 23, 2018 

    4 Million Vote in Afghanistan Despite Violence and Technical Glitches” Ehsan Popalzai; Ali Latifi; Laura Smith -- CNN, October 21, 2018

    Afghanistan’s Long-Overdue Parliamentary Elections Reach a Chaotic End” Rahim Faiez; Amir Shah; Kathy Gannon -- Time, October 20, 2018

    Italy’s Budget vs. EU

    Italy Says No Plan B as EU Demands Unprecedented Budget Revision” John Follain; Alessandra Migliaccio; Jonathan Stearns -- Bloomberg, October 23, 2018

    EU Executive Rejects Italy’s 2019 Draft Budget” Jan Strupczewski -- Reuters, October 23, 2018

    The EU Just Formally Rejected Italy’s Budget, Putting Rome and Brussels on a Collision Course” Will Martin -- Business Insider, October 23, 2018

  • Tuesday, October 23, 2018 9:00 AM | Anonymous

    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

    Ambassador

    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

    OFFICIAL STUDY GUIDE

    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!

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:28 PM | Anonymous

    October 17, 2018

    Weekly World News Update

    Where's Khashoggi?; What Now With the U.S. and Turkey; Koreas Peace Talks; Chinese Espionage Punished; Latin America Turmoil

    Quote of the Week

    "How is it possible for a consulate, an embassy not to have security camera systems? Is it possible for the Saudi Arabian consulate where the incident occurred not to have camera systems?" Erdogan asked. "If a bird flew, if a mosquito appeared, these systems would catch them and (I believe) they (the Saudis) would have the most advanced of systems." 

    -- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, speaking with journalists on a plane ride home last Thursday.

    Breakthroughs in Jamal Khashoggi Case

    Donald Trump Says Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi Could Have Been Murdered By ‘Rogue Killers’" Andrew Buncombe -- Independent, October 15, 2018

    The Other Side of the Khashoggi Tragedy” Anthony Cordesman -- CSIS, October 15, 2018

    Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance: What We Know and Don’t Know” David Kirkpatrick -- New York Times, October 15, 2018

    Saudi Missing Journalist Jamal Khashoggi: Explanation Expected From Saudi Arabia as Mike Pompeo Arrives” Tucker Reals -- CBS News, October 16, 2018

    Turkish Official: Police Found Evidence of Khashoggi Slaying” Fay Abuelgasim; Suzen Fraser; Jon Gambrell -- Associated Press, October 16, 2018 

    U.S.-Turkey Relations

    Turkey-U.S. Relations Remain Uncertain Despite Brunson’s Release” Yasar Yakis -- Arab News, October 15, 2018

    After North Carolina Pastor’s Release, What’s Next for U.S.-Turkish Relations” Kevin Frey -- Spectrum News Charlotte, October 15, 2018

    Brunson Was Just a Small Thorn in Turkey-U.S. Relations” İlnur Çevik -- Daily Sabah, October 15, 2018

    Incentivized Peace Talks 

    Moon Aims to Win EU Backing for Peace Process” Yoo-Chul Kim -- The Korea Times, October 12, 2018

    South Korea Considers Lifting Some Sanctions on North Korea” Kim Tong-Hyung -- Associated Press, October 10, 2018

    South Korean Leader Says Kim Willing to Give Up Nuclear Arsenal” Jihye Lee -- Bloomberg, October 12, 2018

    Top Australian and Japanese Officials Say North Korea Sanctions Enforcement ‘Critical’ Despite Easing Tensions” The Japan Times, October 10, 2018 

    "Koreas, U.S.-led UN Command Discuss Disarming Border Area" Kim Tong-Hyong -- Associated Press, October 16, 2018

    Chinese National Arrested for Espionage

    A Sting Operation Lifts the Lid on Chinese Espionage” Scott Stewart -- Stratfor, October, 16, 2018

    Washington Must Send a Message: China Won’t Be Allowed to Steal Without Consequence John Carlin -- Washington Post, October 16, 2018

    Chinese Intelligence Officer Arrested in Attempt to Steal GE Aviation Trade Secrets Craig Cheatham; Evan Millward -- WCPO Cincinnati, October 12, 2018

    Turmoil in Latin America

    Two Americans Caught Up in Nicaragua’s Violent Crackdown on Opposition” Conor Finnegan -- ABC News, October 15, 2018

    Brazil Far-Right Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro Is ‘Fomenting Violence,’ Rival Says” Agence France-Presse -- South China Morning Post, October 14, 2018

    Fleeing Hardship at Home, Venezuelan Migrants Struggle Abroad, Too” Alexandra Ulmer -- Reuters, October 15, 2018

  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 10:01 AM | Tim Horgan (Administrator)



    Applications are now being accepted for Spring and Summer 2019 International Affairs Academic Internship Programs hosted by The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) in Washington, DC. All of our programs include guaranteed internships placements, academic credit from George Mason University, furnished housing in downtown Washington, as well as many opportunities for networking and professional development. 

    Leadership Scholars Program – Full Scholarships Available

    Through this new scholarship program, TFAS will provide at least 40 full scholarships for top students to participate in our summer program. Students with a specific interest in the armed forces, the intelligence community, diplomacy and foreign affairs are especially encouraged to apply for a National Security Scholarship. More information may be found at www.DCinternships.org/LSP.

    Nominate a Top Student Today
    Please consider nominating top college students for special scholarship consideration. We award close to a million dollars annually and preference is given to nominated students. You may nominate by visiting www.DCinternships.org/Nominate

    Please share the announcement below with any students you know who may be interested in spending the spring or summer in Washington, DC. More information on our programs may be found at www.DCinternships.org. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I may be reached at cparks@tfas.org or 202.986.0384. Thank you so much for your assistance.


  • Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:39 AM | Anonymous

    October 15, 2018

    WACA Weekly

    Conference Hotel Block Expires TOMORROW and 1918 Society Dinner; Engage America Programs; Cover to Cover on Privacy; AWQ Details and Official Study Guide; SQCC's SALAM; Council 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

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

    His Excellency Cho Yoon-je

    Ambassador

    Republic of Korea to the United States of America

    Ambassador Joseph Yun

    Former U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy

    Reception to Celebrate FPA Centennial at OAS

    WACA is proud to co-host a special reception in honor of our partner and founding member, the Foreign Policy Association. FPA, led by Noel Lateef, is marking its 100th anniversary. We are delighted to co-host this reception for all WACA National Conference attendees on Thursday, November 8, at the Organization of American States.

    New Think Tank Speakers!

    William Alan Reinsch

    Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business

    CSIS

    Scott Miller

    Senior Adviser, Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy

    CSIS

    Heather Fischer

    Program Manager, Combatting Human Trafficking

    McCain Institute

    Cyril Bumbálek

    National Security Fellow, McCain Institute

    Career Diplomat, Czech Republic Foreign Ministry

    Berivan Orucoglu

    Program Coordinator, Supporting Human Rights Defenders

    McCain Institute

    James Kirchick

    Visiting Fellow - Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe

    Brookings Institution

    Councils Present Engage America 2018 Programs

    The following Engage America Oman 2018 and Future of Korea 2018 programs are co-sponsored by WACA and its grant funders Korea Economic Institute and Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center:

    Oman 2018

    World Affairs Council of New Hampshire will present Dr. Anne Rasmussen for The Music and Culture of Oman: Musical Biodiversity and the Indian Ocean Soundscape on October 16.

    World Affairs Council of Western Michigan will host Dr. Fahad Bishara as part of its Fall Lecture Series: Shifting Sands in the Arabian Peninsula on October 18.

    Future of Korea 2018

    Indiana Council on World Affairs will present a panel of experts for its Distinguished Speaker Series: Future of Korea on October 18.

    October Cover to Cover: Debating Privacy in America

    Join WACA's Cover to Cover conference call on Tuesday, 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

  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    October 10, 2018

    The Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest 2018-2019 Competition

    2018 AWQ Championship Team: Plano West Senior High School

    World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

    Announcing Academic WorldQuest Topics

    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

    OFFICIAL STUDY GUIDE

    Location

    United States Institute of Peace

    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.

    Event Details

    The national competition is attended by 200-225 of the nation's most promising high school students each year, along with their parents, teachers, and chaperones. The 4-hour AWQ competition is a unique opportunity for students to visit the nation's capital, perhaps for the first time. A weekend of substantive programming is included to enhance the experience. See highlights from last year's Academic WorldQuest!

    Information on 2018-2019 AWQ

    Details for Councils

    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 Nov. 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.

    For this year's AWQ program, alternative formats in the Current Events round of questions will once again be used in The Carlos and Malú Alvarez National 2019 National Competition. The questions we provide for local competitions, however, will remain fully multiple-choice. Councils are welcome to assess their capacity to adjust their local competition for this year or to continue with the multiple-choice-only model.

    Great Decisions

    The Foreign Policy Association will provide each participating Council with six complimentary copies of the 2018 Great Decisions Briefing Book. Indicate your request for these free copies by submitting your Pledge Form. Additional copies for use in Academic WorldQuest are available at a 60% discount and may be purchased directly from the Foreign Policy Association. Please Note: The Great Decisions 2018 Briefing Book is required study material for the National Competition. However, the Briefing Book will NOT be required reading for local competitions. In order to prepare for local competitions, students should study the online resources outlined in the AWQ Study Guide.

    Thank You to Our Sponsors!

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    Academic WorldQuest Endowment Fund

    Principal Sponsor

    Carlos and Malú Alvarez

    Impetus Foundation

    The Carlos and Malú Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition honors the tremendous dedication and philanthropic support of WACA Board Member Carlos Alvarez and his wife to our flagship youth education program, now in its 18th year, and the Academic WorldQuest Endowment Fund. 

    For information on making a gift to the AWQ Endowment Fund, please visit the WACA website.

    Donate today!

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:46 PM | Anonymous

    October 10, 2018

    Weekly World News Update

    South China Sea Showdowns; Climate Situation Dire; Elections Around the Globe; Journalist Targeting Skyrockets; Ambassador Haley Resigns

    Quote of the Week

    "There is a direct contradiction between Trump’s aggressive economic nationalism and his administration’s commitment to defend the South China Sea. The South China Sea is not the United States’ home waters; it is China’s. Geography still matters. And because the United States is so far away, its only hope is to offer an uplifting regional vision that anchors its military one.

    -- CNAS Senior Fellow Robert D. Kaplan in a Washington Post op-ed Tuesday.

    Close Encounters in the South China Sea

    Distrust of China Sparks Philippines, U.S. to Step Up Joint Military Exercises” Ralph Jennings -- Voice of America, October 5, 2018

    U.S. Navy Plans Major Show of Strength in South China Sea as Warning to Beijing” Teddy Ng – South China Morning Post, October 4, 2018

    Implications of Growing U.S.-China Confrontation in the South China Sea” SD Pradhan – The Times of India, October 9, 2018

    Climate Change Report Released

    "Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5ºC Approved by Governments [Press Release]" -- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 8, 2018

    4 Big Takeaways from the UN’s Alarming Climate Change Report” Umair Irfan -- Vox, October 9, 2018

    The Dire Warnings of the United Nations’ Latest Climate-Change Report” Carolyn Kormann -- New Yorker, October 8, 2018

    "Good News: We Now Have Until 2030 to Save the Earth" Ross Clark -- The Spectator, October 8, 2018

    "Administration Mum on Climate Change Report as Trump Says: 'I Want to Look at Who Drew It'" Stephanie Ebbs -- ABC News, October 9, 2018

    "Climate Politicking Isn't Working. We Need Climate Civil Disobedience" Bill McKibben - LA Times, October 9, 2018

    Elections All Around the World

    Brazil Election: Jair Bolsonaro Heads to Runoff After Missing Outright Win” Ernesto Londoño and Manuela Andreoni -- New York Times, October 7, 2018

    Bosnia Election Seen as Key for Future of War-Ravaged Nation” Eldar Emric and Jovana Gec -- Washington Post, October 5, 2018

    Cameroon Has a Tense, Long Wait for Election Results as Social Media Claims Unverified Winners” Amindeh Atabong -- Quartz, October 9, 2018

    Latvia Election Result Sparks EU Crisis Warning as Pro-Russia Party Sweeps to Success” Simon Osborne -- Express, October 8, 2018

    Troubling Hostility Towards Journalists

    Jamal Khashoggi: Trump 'Concerned' about Missing Journalist; Saudis Deny Involvement” Zachary Cohen and Elise Labott -- CNN, October 9, 2018

     

    Bulgarian Investigative Journalist Murdered” Lili Bayer -- Politico, October 8, 2018

    "The Journalists Killed in EU Member States in the Past Year" Theodor Troev and Kerin Hope -- Financial Times, October 8, 2018

    "43 Journalists Killed in 2018" -- Committee to Protect Journalists

    UN Ambassador Haley Departs

    Nikki Haley Resigns as U.S. Ambassador to the UN” John Haltiwanger -- Business Insider, October 9, 2018

    "Following in Bush 41’s footsteps? Five Takeaways from Nikki Haley’s Departure as UN Ambassador." James Hohmann -- Washington Post, October 10, 2018

    "How Haley’s Vision Clashed With Trump’s" Eli Lake -- Bloomberg, October 9, 2018

    "How Nikki Haley Played the White House Game - and Won" Zack Beauchamp -- Vox, October 9, 2018

    "What Nikki Haley’s Exit May Mean for the Middle East" Laura Rozen -- Al-Monitor, October 9, 2018

  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:43 AM | Anonymous

    October 9, 2018

    WACA Weekly

    Announcing Conference Reception and New Speakers; WAC Charlotte's Stambuk Honored; Cover to Cover on Privacy; Global I.Q. Minute; China Town Hall Programs; Council News and Job Announcements

    WACA 2018 National Conference: Braving the New World Order

    November 7-9

    The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC

    Register for the WACA 2018 Conference

    Mayflower Hotel block nearly sold out!    

    Take advantage of our exclusive low rates before they're gone.

    WACA's guaranteed rate expires Tuesday, October 16, at 11:00 pm ET.

    After the cutoff, any unreserved rooms will be released and market prices prevail.

    Book your room now!

    Announcing: Reception at OAS to Celebrate FPA's Centennial

    WACA is proud to co-host a special reception in honor of our partner and founding member, the Foreign Policy Association. FPA, led by Noel Lateef, is marking its 100th anniversary. We are delighted to co-host this reception for all WACA National Conference attendees on Thursday, November 8, at the Organization of American States.

    New Conference Speakers!

    Michèle Flournoy

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors

    Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

    Robert Kagan

    Stephen & Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow

    Brookings

    Evelyn Farkas

    Senior Fellow

    Atlantic Council

    Dina Temple-Raston

    Special Correspondent

    NPR

    October Cover to Cover: Debating Privacy in America

    Join WACA's Cover to Cover conference call on Tuesday, 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

    Council Highlights

    Tuesday 10/9  

    World Affairs Council of New Hampshire hosts David Noble, Director of the Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management, for the “Global Business Summit: Cryptocurrency, Digitization, and Regulation." Details 

    World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts Bob Spitz, New York Times Bestselling Biographer, to discuss his book, Reagan. Details 

    World Affairs Council Albuquerque hosts Edl Schamiloglu, Professor, for “Directed Energy – A Game Changing Technology.” Details 

    World Affairs Council Upstate hosts Pema Tseden, Tibetan film director/screen writer, for “Discussion with 12-time Award Winning Tibetan Film Director/Screen Writer from China.” Details 

    World Denver hosts Lois Quam, founding CEO of Ovations, and Pardis Mahdavi, Dean of Women of Pomona College, for “Shared Solutions: Host Communities and Displaced Women Working Together for Better Health and Rights.” Details 

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