Weekly World News Update: Feb. 20, 2019

Trump's Border Emergency; U.S. Congress Rebukes Trump on Yemen; MBS in India; Warsaw Conference; India-Pakistan Heats Up; Taiwan and China; Haiti in Trouble; UN Ambassador Slot


WAC Kentucky on U.S.-Japan Ties

The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana will host "The U.S.-Japan Alliance Working in Kentucky - Panel and Sake Tasting" on March 6. This is the fourth program in a WACA-Sasakawa USA co-sponsored Engage America series.


Travel the World: Northern Lights of Finland

WAC Philadelphia invites you to explore Finland and the Arctic. Led by Dr. Carla Thorson, your tour includes Helsinki, an overnight in a glass-and-snow igloo in Lapland, a reindeer safari, and a day in the Arctic commanding your own dogsled team. The dancing colors of the Northern Lights will captivate you. April 11-18


CFR's Thomas Bollyky on Cover to Cover Podcast

Tom Bollyky, director of the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations, joined WACA's February conference call to discuss his new book, Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways.


Albright Stonebridge Speakers Available

In partnership with ASG, we're pleased to present speakers for Council engagement, such as Vice President of the Europe Practice, Sumona Guha. Please contact WACA President Bill Clifford if you are interested in scheduling events with them.


Save the Date! Council Leadership & Board Meetings

Mark your calendars now! WACA will convene its semi-annual Council Leadership & Board Meetings in Kansas City, MO on June 13-15. We are grateful to the International Relations Council for hosting. Stay tuned for agenda updates.


Op-Ed by Tennessee's Ryan

Read Tennessee WAC President Patrick Ryan's op-ed titled, "The Doomsday Clock is ticking. How can we turn it back?"


WorldAffairs - KQED Radio

Venezuela on the Brink: Venezuelan columnist Moises Naim discusses the country's presidential crisis and future with World Affairs CEO Jane Wales.


Council of the Month

World Affairs Council of New Hampshire proudly presents Finding Refuge: Crossroads Film and Discussion Series


Book Your Hotel for AWQ!

Reserve your team's rooms for WACA's National AWQ to secure the discounted hotel block at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel.


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