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Annual National Conference


America and Global Megatrends

November 16-18
Washington, DC

 

WACA's 2016 National Conference was held on November 16-18, at The Capital Hilton Hotel, located in the heart of Washington DC, and just two blocks from the White House and three Metro Rail stations, makes it the perfect hotel for exploring our Nation’s Capital. It is within walking distance of museums and memorials, theatres and art galleries, shopping, dining, and nightlife.

REGISTRATION REWARDS: For every five paid registrations from an individual Council community, WACA provided free admission to a sixth individual designated by the Council CEO. 

 

Conference Agenda

Printable Agenda 

Conference Speakers:

Keynote Speakers 

 
Ambassadors Luncheon Keynote
 
U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Ambassadors Luncheon Keynote

David Abney 
Chairman and CEO of UPS

Opening Dinner Keynote

Senator George J. Mitchell 
Former Special Envoy to the Middle East
Author of the forthcoming A Path to Peace


Leadership Day Keynote

Ambassador Barbara Stephenson
President, American Foreign Service Assn.

  

Carl Gershman
President, National Endowment for Democracy

 

Great Decisions: Luncheon Keynote

Evans Revere 
Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group
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Professor, National Security Strategy 
National War College
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1918 Society:

Pentagon Briefing and Tour

Brian P. McKeon
Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, U.S. Department of Defense

CIA Briefing and Tour 
 

French Embassy Reception

H.E. Gerard Araud
Ambassador of France
 
H.E. Hunaina Al Mughairy 
Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman
 
 
 
Mr. Denis Stevens 
Deputy Head of Mission
 
 

Atlantic Council
Global Risks 2035
 
Director, Strategic Foresight Initiative
 
 
Director, Project on International Order and Strategy
 
 
 
Senior Fellow and Specialist on Middle East Security
 
 


The Washington Institute for Near East Policy 
Syria: How to Bring Lasting Peace
  
Andrew J. Tabler
Martin J. Gross Fellow

Center for Strategic and International Studies 
Transatlantic Relations: The Brexit Era, Energy Politics, and U.S. Interests
  
Jeffrey Rathke
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Europe Program 
Center for Strategic and International Studies 
Transatlantic Relations: The Brexit Era, Energy Politics, and U.S. Interests

Edward C. Chow
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Europe Program 
 


Panel: Presidential Leadership and U.S. Foreign Policy

Evan Thomas 
Journalist, Historian, and Author of 
"Being Nixon: A Man Divided" 
Tom DeFrank 
Contributing Editor, National Journal
Author of "Write It When I'm Gone" 

Moderator: Talmage Boston
Attorney and Author of
"Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents" 

Michael Duffy 
Deputy Managing Editor, TIME

   
Senior Associate, Asia Program
The Wilson Center
Executive Director
Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
Chairman, CEO and Co-Executive Editor
DailyChatter
Professor of Practice 
National Defense University
President and Co-founder 
Muslim Public Affairs Council
Capt. Bernard D. Cole, USN (Ret.)
Author and Professor, National War College
Jeremy R. Haft
CEO, SafeSource Trading
  Dr. Angela E. Stent
Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies 
Georgetown University

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1918 Society Members

Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York

Chevron

The Claremont Group

The Coca-Cola Company

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 

Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Eden Hall Foundation

ExxonMobil

Foreign Policy Association

The Gambrinus Company

Global Ties U.S.

Goldman Sachs

Google

The Holmes Organisation

Johnson + Sterling

Mr. Michael Phillip

NATO

Rational Middle Energy Series

Raytheon

Rosetta Stone

Shell

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center  

Thomson Reuters

Tomassian, Throckmorton & Inouye LLP

Turkish Cultural Foundation

UPS

Van Andel Institute