Engage America  Series

The WACA National Office partners with think tanks, foundations, NGOs, corporations, and occasionally government agencies to arrange timely "national conversations" at several World Affairs Councils across the country on critical international topics.

Understanding Muslim Societies

Program Extension
The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to announce an extension of Understanding Muslim Societies. Up to fifteen councils will be selected to host the program through December 2014.

 

Extension Schedule of Events:

 

Program Recordings
On November 9, 2012 the World Affairs Councils of America streamed the panel The Arab Spring’s Aftermath: Assessing the Tectonic Shifts with Marc Lynch, George Washington University, Jen’nan Read, Duke University, Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland, and moderator P.J. Crowley, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. Watch the Program Recording Here

 

On October 24, the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan hosted Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli for "Understanding the Role of Women in Muslim Societies" and livestreamed the program to the entire National Network. Watch the Program Recording Here

 

On September 20, the International Affairs Forum (Traverse City, MI) hosted Dr. Ellen Lust of Yale University for "The Arab People Are Speaking-But What Are They Really Saying?" Watch the Program Recording Here

On September 12, the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading hosted Dr. Amaney A. Jamal of Princeton University. Watch the Program Recording Here

On June 20, the World Affairs Council of Northern California live streamed their Understanding Muslim Societies program with Rami Khouri to the entire National Network. Watch the Program Recording Here

On June 7, WorldDenver live streamed their Understanding Muslim Societies program with Nader Hashemi to the entire National Network. Watch the Program Recording Here

Understanding Muslim Societies is part of the Six Top Issues for US National Security Engage America Series that is being undertaken by the World Affairs Councils of America network between now and the 2012 election. It is funded by a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Drawing from WACA's 2012 Six Top Issues, the series focuses on countries in the Middle East, as well as Afghanistan/Pakistan, and those relevant rising economic powers that are competing globally with the United States, such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. Several signature events will be webcasted live to the entire World Affairs Councils National Network.

The keynote speakers for the Council events are leading experts from Carnegie Corporation of New York programs and institutions. Thirty-eight councils across the country are participating in the program.

Participating Councils were selected based on a competitive application process.

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