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Annual National Conference

Leading America: Foreign Policy 
Challenges for 
the Next President

November 11-13, 2015
Washington, DC

Held annually for over two decades, the World Affairs Councils of America's National Conference engages our regional leaders and members drawn from the business, civic, and education communities with leading policy-makers and experts.

Last year's conference hosted keynotes General David G. Perkins, Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command; Vali Nasr, Dean, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; and Moisés Naím, Internationally-syndicated Columnist and Best-selling Author, and Distinguished Fellow in the International Economics Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Click here to see our 2014 speakers and agenda.

Staying at the Fairfax

We have secured a special group rate at The Fairfax at Embassy Row:

  • Superior King: $249 per night (Single/Double Occupancy)
  • Superior Two Doubles: $269 per night (Single/Double Occupancy)

  Click here to reserve your room!

The Fairfax at Embassy Row is conveniently located in the Dupont Circle area. A Washington, DC landmark. The Fairfax's intriguing history spans more than 80 years.



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1918 Society

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1918 Society Members

Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York


The Claremont Group

The Coca-Cola Company

Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Eden Hall Foundation


Foreign Policy Association

The Gambrinus Company

Global Ties U.S.

Goldman Sachs


The Holmes Organisation

Johnson + Sterling

Mr. Michael Phillip


Rational Middle Energy Series


Rosetta Stone


Thomson Reuters

Tomassian, Throckmorton & Inouye LLP

Turkish Cultural Foundation

Van Andel Institute