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Friends, join us today, December 1, for #GivingTuesday. As the year weighs on us all, there has never been a more critical time to reflect on, and appreciate, the importance of global affairs discourse. Any amount helps us to continue to engage the public and leading global voices to better understand the world, America’s international role, and the policy choices that impact our daily lives and our future.

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WACA 2020 Conference

World Affairs Councils from around the country came together for an engaging all-digital conference to hear from and connect with international dignitaries, luminaries, and opinion makers. From November 16-20, WACA featured 15+ livestream sessions on the most pressing diplomatic and national security issues.

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WACA Chairman's 2020 Individual Award

Announcing Chief Executive Officer of World Affairs Council of Connecticut Megan Torrey! In one of the most difficult years faced by our network and country, Megan Torrey has led WAC CT to new heights through initiating the CxC: Amplified summit, State of the World virtual series, and Model UN Summer Institute. Congratulations, Megan!

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KNOW NOW - Dec. 2

Register now for WACA's KNOW NOW conference call on Wednesday, December 2, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET, featuring Firoz Peera. The Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) is China’s ambitious multi-decade project to create a modern day version of the ancient Silk Road, a powerful route that provided the foundation for the very first wave of globalization across a vast Eurasian landscape. Mr. Peera will discuss the nature & scope of the BRI and its geo-strategic implications in this new age of great power rivalry.

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Cover to Cover - Dec. 9

Most violent jihadi movements in the twentieth century focused on removing corrupt, repressive secular regimes throughout the Muslim world. But following the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, a new form of jihadism emerged—global jihad—turning to the international arena as the primary locus of ideology and action. With this book, Glenn Robinson, Associate Professor at Naval Postgraduate School, develops a compelling and provocative argument about this violent political movement's evolution.

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Weekly World News Update: Nov. 10, 2020

World leaders react to President-Elect Biden; Russia, China, and others wait to congratulate; and more reactions!

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AWQ 2020-2021 Topics Are Here!

The Academic WorldQuest high school competition topics have been released! Councils: please fill out your pledge forms and submit to WACA by November 30. Learn more about the topics and the AWQ 2020-2021 National Competition by clicking the link below.

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WACA's First CEO Forum

More than 15 CEO's spoke at WACA's all-digital "Conversations With the C-Suite" conference on September 28 - October 2. Check out Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein, Bank of America's Brian Moynihan, APCO's Margery Kraus, and others for their views on how business and society will rise above the global pandemic.

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Support WACA

WACA needs your help in supporting our mission! Your generous contributions will strengthen our capacity to support the World Affairs Council Network through educational and civic initiatives. Make a contribution to the Academic WorldQuest Endowment, New Horizons' Councils Fund, or general initiatives and operations.

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World Food Program USA

"The Hunger Crisis: Fighting Food Insecurity in a Pandemic" was co-hosted Nov. 10 by WACA, WAC Atlanta, and World Food Program USA.

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Embassy Row: Colombia

WACA's second webisode in the new Embassy Row Live! series featured Francisco Santos Calderón, Ambassador of Colombia to the U.S. Watch the Recording!

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Int'l Education Summit

WAC Cincinnati & N. Kentucky hosts their annual International Education Summit next week to raise student awareness of global issues and careers.

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Our Councils

Featured Events

December 2

The Future of America's Global Leadership
World Affairs Council of New Hampshire
Night Two of our 2020 Fall Forum Fundraiser, featuring former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

December 4

Alexandra Bell
World Affairs Council of Hilton Head
Nuclear Weapons Policy in the Next Administration

December 8

GTP: Re-Establishing United States Global Climate
World Affairs Council of New Hampshire
The closer in our Global Tipping Points speaker series, joined by President of the American Security Project, BGen Stephen Cheney, and President Obama's chief climate negotiator and current Brookings nonresident senior fellow, Todd Stern.

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