WACA Convenes Turkish Roundtable

WACA and the Turkish Heritage Organization will co-sponsor a roundtable discussion on "Turkey's Security Perspectives on Defense, Energy, and Economy in the Region" on Tuesday, September 17, at the National Press Club. WACA President and CEO Bill Clifford will moderate a panel comprised of Deputy Minister of Energy Alparslan Bayraktar, Professor Gulner Aybet, Chief Advisory to the President of the Republic of Turkey, and Professor Akif Kirecci, Board Member/Foreign Defense Council of the President's Office.

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2019 Conference Speaker Highlight

Amanda Bennett, Director of the Voice of America, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, editor, and author of six books. Together with her husband, Donald Graham, she is a co-founder of TheDream.US, which provides college scholarships to the children of undocumented immigrants. Bennett will join Richard Stengel, former U.S. Under Secretary of State, at the WACA National Conference to discuss "The Economics of Disinformation" on Thursday, Nov. 7.

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Thursday on KNOW NOW: Tunisian Elections

Register now for WACA's KNOW NOW on Thurs., Sept. 19, at 3:00-3:30 pm ET, featuring Oussama Romdhani, Editor in Chief of The Arab Weekly and former Tunisian Communications Minister. Join WACA for a conversation with Romdhani, moderated by WAC Dallas/Fort Worth President & CEO Jim Falk about why the Tunisian elections matter and how the new Tunisian president can ensure the future stability and economic recovery of Tunisia.

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WACA 2019 National Conference Website

The WACA 2019 National Conference: The 8 Forces Reshaping the Global Economy will be held at the Mayflower Hotel, November 6-8, 2019, in Washington DC. We invite you to visit the official Conference website to view the developing agenda, learn about Conference speakers, register and purchase tickets, and view hotel block information.

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WACA Engage America

Global Minnesota will host Admiral Dennis Blair (ret.), Chairman and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and Dr. Satu Limaye, Vice President and Director of the East-West Center in Washington, for "The U.S.-Japan Alliance in an Evolving Indo-Pacific" on Wed., September 18. Admiral Blair and Dr. Limaye will discuss the significance of and possibilities going forward for the U.S.-Japan alliance with a Q&A portion moderated by Liz Brailsford, Chief Operating Officer at WACA.

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Council of the Month: WAC Connecticut

On November 1, the World Affairs Council of Connecticut will host President Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico (2000-2006), for "An Evening With Vicente Fox." President Fox will give his candid perspective and analysis on some of today's most contentious and impactful global issues from the relationship between Mexico and the United States to immigration, governance, and global leadership.

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2020 AWQ Topics Announced

The Carlos and MalĂș Alvarez 2020 Academic WorldQuest Nat'l Competition will be held in DC on April 24-25. Visit the AWQ tab on the WACA website for details!

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Global I.Q. Minute

Senator Ted Cruz discusses American foreign policy and lends listeners as little of his in-depth knowledge of the Constitution.

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USIP Peace Day Challenge

USIP presents its Peace Day Challenge: Peace is Possible. It Takes Action. It Takes All of Us., to recognize the International Day of Peace on September 21.

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