Spring Leadership & Board Meetings

Register now to attend! IRC Executive Director Matthew Hughes and his team welcome WACA and our Council colleagues to this year's Spring Leadership and Board Meetings in beautiful Kansas City, MO, June 13-15, 2019. A complete agenda will be available in the coming weeks - stay tuned for updates!

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Mary Eisenhower to Speak at Spring Leadership Mtg.

Mary Eisenhower, President and Chairman Emeritus of People to People International (PTPI), will speak Friday, June 14 at the semi-annual Council Leadership and WACA Board Meetings. She was born in Washington, DC during her grandfather Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first term in office as President of the United States. Mary says that she joined PTPI hoping to carry on her grandfather’s dream, but that now it has become a dream of her own.

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President Bolsonaro at WAC Dallas/Fort Worth

WACDFW hosted Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro at a private luncheon for businesses and investors from across the U.S. and Brazil on May 16. The President was accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Economy, and Energy. World Affairs Councils are nonpartisan and convene leaders and experts who bring the full range of perspectives so that American citizens can make well informed judgments and decisions.

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Weekly World News Update: May 22, 2019

Brexit Puts May on Shaky Ground; EU Election Build-Up; Scandal in Austria; Morrison Wins in Australia; India Divided; U.S.-China Trade Update; U.S.-Iran Future; and Top Global Dangers

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Jane Wales Honored at World Affairs' Awards Dinner

WACA celebrates the many contributions of World Affairs' (Northern California) President and CEO Jane Wales as she steps down from her role this year. She was honored along with Lt. General HR McMaster (ret.), former National Security Advisor, at the Council's Annual Dinner held on Monday, May 20. Wales leaves with many accomplishments under her belt, each of which has enhanced the role and extended the reach of the organization, diversifying its audiences and modernizing its programs.

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WACSTL's Future of Korea Visitors on KMOX Radio

As part of the Future of Korea 2019 program, WAC St. Louis hosted Jihyuan Lee, First Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea, and Timothy Johnson, Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, for a two-day visit to St. Louis. KMOX radio host Charlie Brennan interviewed Lee and Johnson on Tuesday, May 21.

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Wunderbar Together Council Events

WACA is excited to be among the 200+ partner organizations that are participating in Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship. WAC St. Louis, Peoria WAC, and WAC Greater Reading will all host events in late May with German dignitaries to discuss the future of U.S. - German relations.

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WAC Philly Explores Sicily by Sea!

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia as they circumnavigate the beautiful island of Sicily from October 10 - 18, 2019 with Naples CWA Vice President Mimi Gregory. Autumn, when the heat and crowds of summer are gone, is the perfect time to explore the countless cultural marvels of this stepping stone between Europe and Africa.

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WorldOregon Tees Up: Future Leaders, Global Voices

WorldOregon’s International Speaker Series 2019, now in its 19th season, is one of the nation’s premier platforms for international affairs. This series puts you in the room with the global leaders, visionaries, and inspiring voices that are changing our world.

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WorldAffairs - KQED Radio

While globalization has lifted millions out of poverty, the geopolitical forces responsible have left the middle class behind. Part 3: Government Perspective

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KNOW NOW on Podcast

Listen as Hon. Fran Ulmer, Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, discussed the Arctic, climate change, and the work of environmental science and policy.

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Council of the Month

WAC Greater Hampton Roads elected new board members: Catherine Colgan and Frank Reidy on May 15. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker was also elected for a third term.

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New WACA Partner

Broad Street Capital Group has joined WACA as a National Affiliate Member, prestigious 1918 Society Member, and sponsor of the WACA National Conference.

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