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.

American Policy in the Middle East for a New Administration (Carnegie Corporation)

Presented by Carnegie Corporation of New York

About the Program
The pace of change in the challenges to the U.S. in the Middle East has left the American people bewildered about what the U.S. role should be. Polls have indicated that Americans have a low appreciation and little understanding of the challenges America faces in the region. The objective of this Engage America Series was to help better inform a broader American public about the complexity of the multiple interconnected crises in the Middle East.

By bringing together policymakers and experts from the U.S. in public forums hosted by World Affairs Councils, WACA and other partners in each city aimed to reduce misperceptions and misunderstandings, and to provide a broad cross-section of the American public with balanced, high-level analysis that they would not otherwise have had access to. WACA sought to fill this information access-gap in communities and cities across the country on a foreign policy issue that will continue to have profound implications for the next generation of Americans and future leadership.

2016 - 2017 Schedule of Events

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