Weekly World News Update: October 16, 2019

Turkey and Trump in Syria; Populism in Europe; The Brexit Clock Ticks On; The NBA and China; Resignation & Ramifications;Typhoon Terror; Unrest in Africa; and Mexico, Migrants, and Mitigation


2019 Conference Speaker Highlight

Ambassador Kristen Silverberg is the Executive Vice President, Policy at Business Roundtable. She previously served as a Managing Director at the Institute of International Finance. She served in the George W. Bush Administration as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union from 2008 to 2009 and as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 2005 to 2008. Amb. Silverberg will join "The Corporation and the Future of Capitalism" panel on Thursday, Nov. 7


WACA 2019 National Conference Website

The WACA 2019 National Conference: The 8 Forces Reshaping the Global Economy will be held at the Mayflower Hotel, November 6-8, 2019, in Washington DC. We invite you to visit the official Conference website to view the developing agenda, learn about Conference speakers, register and purchase tickets, and view hotel block information.


Council of the Month: Los Angeles WAC&TH

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall (LAWACTH) is committed to presenting speakers that have both an international and domestic appeal. The new organization is thrilled to welcome Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti on October 21 to discuss how LA is becoming a truly global city. From the city’s growing ethnic diversity to the announcement that it will host the 2028 Olympics, it's a metropolis that's on track to have international appeal like New York and London.


Councils Are Hiring!

WAC Pittsburgh -- President and CEO; WorldDenver -- Executive Director; Santa Fe Council on International Relations -- Director of Development; WorldOregon -- International Visitor Program Officer; and Global Minnesota -- Office Manager & Executive Assistant. Check out Member Council job postings on WACA's Employment at Member Councils page!


World Affairs - KQED

Jeremy Oppenheim and Ann Thrupp discuss how subsidies impact food production around the world and how they might be redirected to feed a growing planet.


Wunderbar Together Series

Wunderbar Together grant programs ramp up in October! Check out WACA's Engage America page for all grant information.


Podcast Coming Soon

Check back for the podcast of WACA's Oct. Cover to Cover call with Hope Harrison on 30 Years After the Berlin Wall


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October 16

The Politics of Division
World Affairs Council of Greater Reading
Come join the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading to welcome Terry Madonna.

October 17

Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways
Savannah Council on World Affairs
Join the Savannah Council on World Affairs and Thomas J. Bollyky to discuss his new book on global health.

October 20

2020: The Global Inflection Point
World Affairs Council of the Desert
Join the World Affairs Council of the Desert as they kick off their speaker season with Reva Goujon!

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