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The "Foreign Policy" Debate 
By Dr. Lori E. Murray, former President and CEO, World Affairs Councils of America



Asia, the Americas, and U.S. Strategy for a New Century
U.S. Department of State

Security, Economic Concerns in Spotlight for Obama Australia Visit
Voice of America

India's Rise Will Reshape Global System, Says U.S.
Hindustan Times

India, China and U.S. Should Resolve Global Problems Together
The Economic Times

India-U.S.-Japan Dialogue Likely by Year-End

U.S. Courts Australia in Pacific Free Trade Push
The Sydney Morning Herald

Asia, the Americas, and U.S. Strategy for a New Century
Eurasia Review

2011 National Conference Coverage
China Press

2011 National Conference Coverage
Epoch Times

2011 National Conference Coverage

2011 National Conference Coverage
Voice of America (China)


The National Network


Global Race has Begun, and We're Falling Behind

By Joyce Davis, President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Harrisburg; WACA National Board Member

Learning from the European Model

By Michael Phillip, Board Chair of the World Affairs Council California Central Coast; WACA National Board Member



Columbus Council on World Affairs 6/1/12
Richard M. Daley, former mayor of Chicago and chairman of the Global Cities initiative, penned an Op-Ed in the Columbus Dispatch and cited the Columbus Council of World Affairs' Global Report 2012 as "a strong base for action." 
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World Affairs Council of Rochester 5/22/12
Nancy Hamlin, President of the World Affairs Council of Rochester, testified to the New York State Board of Regents regarding a proposal to eliminate the requirement of passing an exam in Global History and Geography in order to receive a Regent's diploma. The Democrat and Chronicle picked up the story and reported, "Nancy Hamlin, president of the World Affairs Council of Rochester, opposes dropping the global history and geography requirement, telling of the "demonstrated need for equipping today's students to function successfully in a global world." 
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World Affairs Council of Atlanta 5/18/12
WABE 90.1 Atlanta covered the Summit on U.S. Leadership on Global Healthand Water, which was hosted by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and CARE USA. Wayne Lord, President of WAC of Atlanta, was quoted as saying, "We were able to agree that we ought to look at the issue of how to sustain America's leadership in global health and in water technology and in water systems going forward." 
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World Affairs Council of Connecticut 5/17/12
The West Hartford Patch profiled the World Affairs Council of Connecticut's Annual WorldQuest Competition. Describing the event, Program Director Megan Torrey said WorldQuest is a "really good way to talk about global issues in a fun environment." 
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World Affairs Council of Atlanta 5/14/12
Paula Dobrianksy, Chair of the WACA Board of Directors, spoke to the World Affairs Council of Atlanta at their Europe Day Celebration on May 9. Global Atlanta reported on the event. 
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Juneau World Affairs Council 5/13/12
The Juneau Empire reported on the Juneau World Affair Council's program on energy with Edward Chow, a senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 
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WorldBoston 4/24/12
WorldBoston President and CEO Bill Clifford penned an opinion piece titled "A Call to Prayer, On Behalf of Pluralism and Peace" for the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Boston's blog. 
The World Affairs Forum of Stamford, CT hosted Senator George Mitchell, on April 23 for an address titled "Turmoil in the Middle East and Its Effect on American Policy." The Greenwich Time filed an article on Senator Mitchell's speech titled "Former senator shares insight on Middle East conflict."
The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosted Harvard professor and author Michael Sandel as part of their Global Issues Evenings series. The Daily Record reported on the program in an article titled "What money can and can't buy: Author, Harvard professor challenges World Affairs Council, UNF audience." 
Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor and current Senior Advisor for International Affairs at the US Institute of Peace, addressed the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth upon receiving their International Educator of the Year Award. The Dallas Morning News posted an article titled "Impressive World Affairs Council presentation by Stephen Hadley" detailing the event.
The Columbus Council on World Affairs was credited as the driving force behind a report answering the question "How global is the Columbus region?" in "Columbus region has a solid global footprint" in ThisWeek. "The goal of the document is not only to educate existing citizens but also to showcase the region to prospective citizens, employees and companies," the article said. Read the Article
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's speech on April 3, 2012 to the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads at the World Affairs Council NATO Fest 2012 Banquet was covered by NBC affiliate WAVY-TV 10. View the News Coverage View the Entire Speech 
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh was profiled in "Groups work to bring world to Pittsburgh and vice versa" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The article highlighted WAC Pittsburgh's Children's International Theater Festival, International Student Summit, and One Young World Summit. WAC Pittsburgh President Steven Sokol said, "Not only does the World Affairs Council serve as Pittsburgh's window on the world, the council can also serve as the world's window on Pittsburgh by helping to showcase and highlight some of the impressive projects and innovations this region has to offer." Read the Article
Trinidad and Tobago Newsday covered Trinidad and Tobago's Ambassador to the United States Dr. Neil Parsan's address to a World Affairs Council of Charlotte breakfast meeting on Trinidad and Tobago's economy and business opportunities. Read the Article
On February 7, 2012 the Montana World Affairs Council  was represented on the News Talk show of the KGVO 1290 radio station in Missoula by the Council's director, Ambassador Mark Johnson. He was on the radio show to comment on the Syrian crisis and to talk about how the state of affairs in Syria could affect the people in Montana. Listen to the Audio
On February 1, 2012 the Emirates News Agency posted an article on the luncheon hosted by the  World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth honoring His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States at Dallas' Rosewood Crescent Hotel. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the launch of Emirates' Airlines new service from Dubai International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The Honorable Betsy Price, mayor of Fort Worth, and theHonorable Mike Rawlings, mayor of Dallas, attended the luncheon and welcomed the Ambassador. Read the article
Ambassador Nancy Soderberg, At-Large Member of the Board of the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, will serve as chairperson for the Public Interest Declassification Board.  The board is an advisory committee established by Congress in order to promote the fullest possible public access to a thorough, accurate and reliable documentary record of significant U.S. national security decisions and activities.  Read the full article
The World Affairs Council of Connecticut was featured on their local NPR regarding their Model UN program. WAC Connecticut was invited to bring students and professors to a special dinner in New York with PresidentAhmadinejad of Iran. NPR talked about this opportunity and also about WAC Connecticut's Model UN program's positive effect on the students in the community. Listen to the audio. (Scroll to about 36:00 for the section on WAC Connecticut.)

WAC Atlanta Academic WorldQuest Competition 1/2/12
Subaru of America Foundation has recently publicized its grant to the World Affairs Council of Atlanta for their Academic WorldQuest Competition! Subaru highlighted its support for the initiative "to help Atlanta area high school students bridge the gap in international education and prepare them for study abroad, student exchanges, and international college internships."
Read the full article 

Dallas Morning News Editorial: Thanksgiving Toasts 11/23/11 
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth was recognized in the Dallas Morning News Editorial: Thanksgiving Toasts! The Editorial gave thanks for "the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and the Tate Lecture Series at SMU, whose prestige and world renown serve as magnets for A-list speakers from around the world."
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WAC CT Gets Bobby V His Job with the Red Sox 11/18/11
On November 3, 2011, Red Sox president and part owner, Larry Lucchino, and Bobby Valentine, an ESPN analyst and former manager of the Mets, participated in a program put on by the World Affairs Council of Connecticut (Hartford) on the global rise in the popularity of baseball. This event by WAC CT led to Mr. Valentine being hired as the manager for the Red Sox!
Click here to see the video of the program that started it all! Read the Sports Illustrated Article 

Mimi Gregory Awarded Rank of Commander in the French National Order of Merit 10/12/11
Mimi Chapin Gregory, Program Chair of the Naples Council on World Affairs, was awarded the Rank of Commander in the French National Order of Merit by decree of President Nicolas Sarkozy of France. The award was presented by Consul General of France, Gael de Maisonneuve, at an event in Naples on December 7th. In a congratulatory letter from the Ambassador of France, Francois Delattre, it was noted that "this is an exceptional honor, whose bestowal illustrates France's profound gratitude as expressed by President Sarkozy, and it acknowledges your exceptional career and exemplary personal commitment to French-American relations". Mimi is a former member of the WACA National Board of Directors.




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