TODAY: Combating Climate Change

Today at 5:00 PM ET, WAC Philadelphia hosts Donnel Baird, Founder & CEO of BlocPower, and Andreas Karelas, Executive Director of RE-volv & Author of "Climate Courage," as part of WACA Climate Week 2021 for a special program on "Combating Climate Change: Making Green Energy Solutions Accessible and Affordable for All." Join WAC Philadelphia today and learn about the ways in which countries, companies, and individuals are finding innovative and technologically advanced ways to combat climate change.

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WACA Climate Week 2021

The World Affairs Councils of America is pleased to present WACA Climate Week 2021 — five days of virtual programming April 19-23 that will convene high-caliber global and local experts on this most critical issue facing our world. Visit our dedicated website for more event details and register for daily programs!

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AWQ Winners and Keynote Recording

WACA successfully delivered the first, all-virtual Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2021 Academic WorldQuest National Competition on Saturday, April 17! The competition pulled 105 high school teams from 38 Councils across the United States to compete for the top spot! Congratulations to this year's winners: First Place: Plano West High School (Team 2) – WAC Dallas/Fort Worth Second Place: Allen High School – WAC Dallas/Fort Worth Third Place: Rampart High School – Colorado Springs WAC

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April 18: The Water Defenders

WACA's Cover to Cover webinar on Wednesday, April 28, at 2:00-3:00 PM ET, features co-authors Robin Broad, Professor of International Development at American University, and John Cavanagh, Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Studies, on their book "The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed." The Water Defenders tells the inspirational story of a community that took on an international mining corporation.

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Weekly World News Update: Apr. 7, 2021

Iran Nuclear Talks; Family Dissent in Jordan; Elections in Israel and Palestine; China and the World; Russian Escalations; Latin American Struggles; Immigration Crisis; and Egypt's Parade of Pharaohs

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AWQ Winners + Recording

On Saturday, April 17, more than 105 teams from 38 Councils took part in the 19th annual AWQ National Competition! Watch the USIP Keynote and winners announced!

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Climate Week Recording

On Monday, Amb. Hyoeun Kim (GGGI) & Dean Rachel Kyte (Fletcher School) kicked off WACA Climate Week with a special fireside chat. Watch the recording!

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Wheatfields to the World

On May 13, WorldOregon hosts "Wheatfields to the World" as part of WACA's Engage America: World Food Program USA Speaker Series.

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How Art Can Propel Peace

Art can be used to spur conversation, amplify concerns, and share hope for a better future. Watch the Pacific & Asian Affairs Council's Engage America w/ USIP.

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