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From the 2013 National Conference 

See all panel discussion recordings from our 2012 National Conference on our YouTube page and below.


 

From the 2012 National Conference

See all panel discussion recordings from our 2012 National Conference, U.S. National Security Policy: Six Top Issues for the President in 2013, on our YouTube page

Recordings from the third and final day of our conference, Friday, November 9, are also available through C-SPAN. Watch the C-SPAN coverage here.  


From the Engage America Speaker Series
Understanding Muslim Societies

On November 9, 2012 the World Affairs Councils of America streamed the panel The Arab Spring’s Aftermath: Assessing the Tectonic Shifts with Marc Lynch, George Washington University, Jen’nan Read, Duke University, Shibley Telhami, University of Maryland, and moderator P.J. Crowley, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs. Watch the Program Recording Here

On October 24, the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan hosted Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli for "Understanding the Role of Women in Muslim Societies" and livestreamed the program to the entire National Network. Watch the Program Recording Here

On September 20, the International Affairs Forum (Traverse City, MI) hosted Dr. Ellen Lust of Yale University for "The Arab People Are Speaking-But What Are They Really Saying?" Watch the Program Recording Here

On September 12, 2012 the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading hosted Dr. Amaney A. Jamal of Princeton University. Watch the Program Recording Here

On June 20, 2012 the World Affairs Council of Northern California live streamed their Understanding Muslim Societies program with Rami Khouri to the entire National Network. Watch the Program Recording Here

On June 7, 2012 WorldDenver live streamed their Understanding Muslim Societies program with Nader Hashemi to the entire National Network. Watch the Program Recording Here


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CONTEXT, a partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Every week, the Wilson Center interviews experts on pressing foreign policy and national security issues. Each interview is split up into short clips packing the vital information one needs to know. 

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Hot Topics Conference Calls:   

Sochi 2014 and U.S.-Russia Relations 2/5/14
The World Affairs Councils of America hosted Professor Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies at Georgetown University, for Sochi 2014 and U.S.- Russia Relations. The call was be moderated by Bill Clifford, President and CEO, World Affairs Councils of America. Click here to listen to the audio of this call.

Mandela's Legacy 12/11/13
The World Affairs Councils of America hosted Douglas Foster, Associate Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, and author of After Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post Apartheid South Africa, for Mandela's Legacy. The call was be moderated by Bill Clifford, President and CEO, World Affairs Councils of America. Click here to listen to the audio of this call.

Egypt: Political Islam in Crisis? 7/2/13
The World Affairs Councils of America hosted a Hot Topics Conference Call with Dr. Shadi Hamid, Director of Research at the Brookings Doha Center and fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, on Egypt: Political Islam in Crisis? The call was moderated by Dr. Lori E. Murray, Distinguished Chair for National Security at the U.S. Naval Academy, and President Emeritus of WACA. Click here to listen to the audio of this call.

North Korea 4/23/13
The World Affairs Councils of America hosted a Hot Topics Conference Call with Dr. Abraham Kim, Vice President of KEI and speaker for the Future of Korea program. Dr. Kim addressed the ongoing situation in North Korea and what the future looks like of U.S.-North Korean relations. The call was moderated by President & CEO, Todd Culpepper. Click here to listen to the audio of this call.  

Cuba 2/19/13
World Affairs Councils of America President & CEO Todd Culpepper recently returned from a Travel the World trip to Cuba sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia held January 19-26. Todd spoke on his impressions of the embargoed island nation as well as the state of the economy, their people, and his thoughts on the future of the U.S.-Cuba relationship on a Hot Topics Conference Call on Tuesday, February 19. Click here to listen to the audio of this call.

Blast Off: Implications of North Korea's Successful Missile Test 12/20/12
On December 20, the World Affairs Councils of America hosted a Hot Topics Conference Call with Dr. Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and associate professor of international relations, Georgetown University, on Blast Off: Implications of North Korea's Successful Missile Test. Click here to listen to the audio of this call.

Diplomacy in Dangerous Places 9/13/12
On September 13, the World Affairs Councils of America hosted a Hot Topics Conference Call with Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Algeria, and Bahrain, and President of the American Academy of Diplomacy, on Diplomacy in Dangerous Places. Ambassador Neumann shared insights from his experience working in embassies in unsafe environments and addressed the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Click here to listen to the audio of this call.

Morsi, the Generals, and Egypt's Future 7/12/12
On July 12, 
the World Affairs Councils of America hosted a Hot Topics Conference Call with Dr. Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow and Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, on Morsi, the Generals, and Egypt's Future. Dr. Wittes discussed the ongoing power struggle in Egypt between the newly elected, Muslim Brotherhood-backed president, Mohamed Morsi, and the Egyptian military. Click here to listen to the audio of this call

Russia and Putin: Reset or Rerun? with James Brooke 5/3/12
On May 3, 
the World Affairs Councils of America hosted a Hot Topics Conference Call with Voice of America Russia/CIS Bureau Chief James Brooke on Russia and Putin: Reset or Rerun? With a bird's-eye view on Moscow, Mr. Brooke will talk about Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin's upcoming May 7 inauguration and what Russia will look like under another Putin presidency. Click Here to listen to the audio of this call. Click here to download on iTunes.

A Report from Liberia with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Holt 4/12/12
On April 12 
the World Affairs Councils of America hosted a Hot Topics Conference Call with Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Holt who discussed her recent trip to Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire to visit UN operations in both countries, how UN Peacekeeping operations are key to these countries' success, and answered questions from WAC members from across the country. Audio coming shortly.

Inside Egypt with Mohamed Younis 2/27/12
On February 27 
the World Affairs Councils of America hosted a  Hot Topics Conference Call Inside Egypt: The Path Forward with Gallup Senior Analyst Mohamed Younis who presented the latest research on Egyptians' views on: the coming presidential election, Egypt's peace treaty with Israel, the Arab Spring and events in Syria and Libya, the Egyptian military's involvement in national politics, and Egyptians' preferred path to civilian rule. Click here to listen to the audio of this callClick here to download on iTunes.

The Taiwan Presidential Elections: A Firsthand Perspective 1/13/12
On January 13, the World Affairs Councils of America hosted a  Hot Topics Conference Call with the WACA Taiwan Leadership Delegation on the Taiwan Presidential Elections: A Firsthand Perspective for the national network. Michael Phillip, Board Chair, World Affairs Council of California Central Coast and WACA National Board Member, and Jay Bruns, Board Member, World Affairs Council of Connecticut and WACA National Board Member, led the discussion moderated by Lori Murray, WACA President & CEO. 
Click here to listen to the audio of this callClick here to download on iTunes.

US Strategy in Afghanistan after Osama Bin Laden 5/5/11

In the stunning aftermath of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, the World Affairs Councils of America hosted  Hot Topics Conference Call on US Strategy in Afghanistan After Osama Bin Laden with Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann, former US Ambassador to Afghanistan and President of the American Academy of Diplomacy. 
Click here to listen to the audio of this callClick here to download on iTunes.

Libya: Beyond the No Fly Zone
 4/8/11
With the situation in Libya still in flux, the World Affairs Councils of America hosted Hot Topics Conference Call entitled Libya: Beyond the No Fly Zone with Nathan Freier, Senior Fellow for the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). 
Click here to listen to the audio of this callClick here to download on iTunes.

Japan's Nuclear Crisis
 3/18/11
Due to the worsening nuclear crisis in Japan, 
the World Affairs Councils of America hosted a Hot Topics Conference Call with Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow of the Proliferation Prevention Program Center of the Center for Strategic and Internationla Studies (CSIS). Click here to listen to the audio of this callClick here to download on iTunes.

After Mubarak
 2/18/11
As historic events unfolded in Egypt and beyond, 
the World Affairs Councils of America hosted CEOs from the World Affairs Council network for a Hot Topics Conference Call with Ambassador Mark Johnson, president of the Montana WAC and a leading expert on the Middle East. Click here to listen to the audio of this callClick here to download on iTunes.

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