Cover to Cover March 3

WACA's March Cover to Cover features Charles Kupchan, author of "Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself From the World" on Wednesday, March 3 at 2:00 PM ET. In this definitive and magisterial analysis—the first book to tell the fascinating story of isolationism across the arc of American history—Charles Kupchan explores the enduring connection between the isolationist impulse and the American experience.


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.


Weekly World News Update: Feb. 24, 2021

Securing a Better Iran Nuclear Deal?; China's Emergence: At What Expense?; Cyberspace Maneuvers; Science and the Environment: Progress and Predicaments; and Russia File


AWQ 2020-2021

The Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2020-2021 Academic WorldQuest National Competition is scheduled to be held virtually on April 16-17, 2021. The National Competition format will be held via Zoom and MyQuiz. Did you know? Due to the AWQ National Competition being virtual and endeavoring to be as inclusive as possible, each Council may bring up to three teams to the National Competition - whether you have a local competition or not!


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.


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.


Russia Resurrected

February's Cover to Cover featured Kathryn Stoner of Stanford University on her new book, "Russia Resurrected." Livestream recording now available!


Embassy Row Live! Haiti

WACA hosted Ambassador of Haiti to the U.S. Bocchit Edmond for Embassy Row Live! on "Haiti: The Path to a Stronger Democracy." Watch the recording!


Local AWQ Competitions

Councils have begun their local AWQ competitions already! You can see a list of participating Councils and their local dates.


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March 1

The Future of Business and Global Supply Chains
World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
COVID-19 has amplified worrying business trends, including the fragility of global supply chains. What are the new rules of business?

March 5

Russel Hsiao
World Affairs Council of Hilton Head

March 8

Sustainable Globalization Post COVID-19
World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
Julia Luscombe of Feeding America tackles the question "Can globalization help more people worldwide?"

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