WACA Names New Chairman
The World Affairs Councils of America announced the appointment of Glenn M. Creamer as Chairman of the WACA Board of Directors. Creamer will serve with Ambassador Roman Popadiuk, who joined as WACA Board Chairman in 2015. To ensure a smooth transition during the extraordinary challenges of the pandemic, the two will co-chair the Board until November, at which time Creamer will become sole Chairman.
Save the Date: C-Suite Virtual Forum
WACA will host an all-virtual conference September 29-October 1, 2020 titled "Conversations with the C-SUITE: Powering Global Recovery and Change." Mark your calendars! Speakers to be announced soon.
Thursday Cover to Cover: Hiroshima Revealed
Register now for WACA's Cover to Cover conference call Thurs., Aug. 6, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET, featuring Lesley Blume, award-winning journalist, historian, and NYT bestselling author. Blume will discuss her new book Fallout: The Hiroshima Cover-Up and the Reporter Who Revealed It to the World.
Amb. Grossman Book Launch Event
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, in partnership with WACA, will host Ambassador (ret.) Marc Grossman, Vice Chairman of The Cohen Group and former WACA Chairman, and Ambassador (ret.) John Limbert, U.S. Foreign Service diplomat, for the webinar launch event of their new book Believers: Love and Death in Tehran on Friday, August 7 at 7:00 PM ET.
Council of the Month
As we all know, there is opportunity in every crisis and the World Affairs Council Upstate, also known as Upstate International in Greenville, South Carolina, has jumped on the opportunities, taking its popular language school online. In addition, WAC Upstate has transitioned its ongoing America and the World lunch & learn series with distinguished speakers to Zoom webinars. Check out their YouTube channel for recordings of past events!
Travel Thursdays on Facebook Live
On Thursday, July 30, the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg and the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia launched a monthly series called Travel Thursdays during which, a travel topic or destination is featured. Watch the kick-off event with Joyce Davis, President and CEO of WAC of Harrisburg; Bill Clifford, President and CEO of WACA; and Shoshana Altrichter, Vice President of Travel at WAC of Philadelphia.
WACA's Members-Only Resources
WACA is busy preparing a number of additional resources for the Members-Only section! WACA strives to provide Councils with easy access to tools, guidelines, events, and more that add value to our Members both personally and professionally, to our Councils' overall operations, and to the Network as a whole. Due to COVID-19, we've added two resource sections dedicated to virus-related information and digital programming available to the public by Councils.
WACA needs your help in supporting our mission! Your generous contributions will strengthen our capacity to support the World Affairs Council Network through educational and civic initiatives - any amount helps. Make a contribution to: WACA's Academic WorldQuest Endowment, WACA's New Horizons' Councils Fund, or general WACA initiatives and operations. Any amount helps - and we thank you for the support!