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Cover to Cover


Cover to Cover is a monthly program featuring the most influential authors on subjects of national and international importance.

Offered as a benefit to all current WACA Member Councils, Cover to Cover conference calls are opportunities for Council leaders, members, and supporters to engage with esteemed authors on critical issues. Cover to Cover authors often welcome invitations to speak at Councils. In short, the WACA National Office covers a topic with an expert so that Councils may discover a speaker and cover the topic in even greater depth in their own communities, spearheading a national conversation. 

 

 
2017 Cover to Cover 
  

 

 

February Cover to Cover will feature author David Biello on his new book The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age.

 

 

 

    

January Cover to Cover will feature author David Priess on his new book The President's Book of Secrets: The Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to American Presidents from Kennedy to Obama.

 
2016 Cover to Cover 
   

December Cover to Cover Red Line: American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States

Author Philip J. Crowley, is the Assistant Secretary of State and Spokesman for the U.S. Department of State under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Listen to a recording of the call here

 

 

November Cover to Cover The Fires of Spring: A Post-Arab Spring Journey Through the Turbulent New Middle East

 

Author Shelly Culbertsonis a policy analysist at the RAND Corporation. 

Listen to a recording of the call here

 

 

October's Cover to Cover Peace through Entrepreneurship

 Author Steven Koltai, is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and managing director of the entrepreneurship consultancy Koltai and Co. LLC. 

 Listen to a recording of the call here

 

September's Cover to Cover The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America's Role in the World

Author Derek Chollet is senior advisor for security and defense policy at The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Listen to a recording of the call here

 

 

August's Cover to Cover Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents 

Author Talmage Boston, is a commercial litigator in Dallas, Texas, and a shareholder at the Winstead PC law firm.

Listen to a recording of the call here.

   

July's Cover to Cover War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft 

Author Jennifer M. Harris, is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She previously served as the lead architect of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Economic Statecraft agenda.

Listen to a recording of the call here

   

June's Cover to Cover This Brave New World: India, China, and the United States

Author Anja Manuel is a Lecturer at Stanford University and a cofounder and partner with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, in RiceHadleyGates LLC, a strategic consulting firm. 

Listen to a recording of the call here.

   

 

May's Cover to Cover The Great Surge: The Ascent of the Developing World

Author Dr. Steven Radelet, is the Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development at Georgetown University.

Listen to a recording of the call here.

 

 

   

April's Cover to Cover The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East

Author Marc Lynch is political science and international affairs professor at George Washington University. He is also a non-resident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a contributing editor at the Monkey Cage blog for the Washington Post.

Listen to a recording of the call here

 

March's Cover to Cover  Japan Restored: How Japan Can Reinvent Itself and Why This Is Important for America and the World

Author Clyde Prestowitz, is founder and President of the Economic Strategy Institute. He has played key roles in achieving congressional passage of NAFTA and in shaping the final content of the Uruguay Round, as well as providing the intellectual basis for current U.S. trade policies toward Japan, China, and Korea. 

Listen to a recording of the call here

 

February's Cover to Cover The Industries of the Future

Author Alec Ross, served for four years as Senior Adviser for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and serves as an adviser to investors, corporations, and government leaders. 

Listen to a recording of the call here

   

January's Cover to Cover Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World

Author Thomas W. Lippman, Adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute, and former Middle East bureau chief for The Washington Post

Listen to a recording of the call here

 
2015 Cover to Cover
 
  • April 2015 Cover to Cover: The Powerhouse
    A Financial Times Top 15 Pick of 2015
    Author Steve LeVine, Washington Correspondent for Quartz. 
    Listen to a recording of the call here.
  • January 2015 Cover to Cover: Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story
    Author Thanassis Cambanis, Journalist specializing in the Middle East and American foreign policy and a fellow at The Century Foundation.
    Listen to a recording of the call here


2014 Cover to Cover

  • March 2014: A Case for Climate Engineering
    Author David Keith, Professor of applied physics and professor of public policy at Harvard University.
    Listen to a recording of the call here.

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Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Chevron

The Claremont Group

The Coca-Cola Company

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 

DailyChatter

Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Eden Hall Foundation

ExxonMobil

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Google

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Johnson + Sterling

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Rosetta Stone

Shell

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Tomassian, Throckmorton & Inouye LLP

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