WACA 2019 National Conference

The WACA 2019 National Conference: The 8 Forces Reshaping the Global Economy was held at the Mayflower Hotel, November 6-8, 2019, in Washington DC. Thank you to our generous sponsors, blockbuster speakers, and all those who helped to make the 2019 Conference an engaging and thought-provoking experience. We'll see you next year at the 2020 National Conference!

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2019 Council of the Year

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is the WACA 2019 Council of the Year. WAC Dallas/Fort Worth President and CEO James Falk (center) accepts the award from WACA President and CEO Bill Clifford (right) and WACA Chairman Roman Popadiuk (left) at the 2019 National Conference.

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Conference Highlight

The Honorable James A. Baker III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State, discusses the global order 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall with Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent at the New York Times. Secretary Baker received WACA's Inaugural International Service Award for his distinguished American statesmanship.

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2019 Individual Award

Lise Falskow (center), President and CEO of Alaska World Affairs Council, receives the WACA Chairman's 2019 Individual Award. Lise was presented the award by Roman Popadiuk (right) and Bill Clifford (left) for her exceptional leadership and outstanding nonprofit work.

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Conference Student Scholars

WACA is proud to have over 30 student scholarship recipients at the 2019 National Conference. The students are pictured here at the Chinese Embassy reception featuring opening remarks by Minister Li Kexin, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of the People's Republic China in the U.S.

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Councils Are Hiring!

Santa Fe Council on International Relations -- Director of Development; WorldOregon -- Marketing and Communications Coordinator; and Global Minnesota -- Office Manager & Executive Assistant. Check out Member Council job postings on WACA's Employment at Member Councils page!

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WWNU: November 13, 2019

Changes and Challenges Across the Atlantic; NATO: Dying or Just Sick?; The Fall of the Berlin Wall; Bolivia Ousts Morales; 2019: A Year of Protests; and more!

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Global I.Q. Minute

Richard Stengel, former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, discusses the finer point of the global battle against disinformation.

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World Affairs - KQED

Susan Rice shares her experiences from her time at the U.S. State Department and offers her perspectives on today's foreign policy challenges.

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Wunderbar Together Series

Wunderbar Together grant programs ramp up at the end of the year! Check out WACA's Engage America page for all grant information.

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Featured Events

November 17

Understanding Russia's Threat to America
World Affairs Council of the Desert
Learn more about U.S.-Russia Relations at this event hosted by the World Affairs Council of the Desert.

November 19

Brazil Wants Results: Less Violence, Economic Growth, and Respect for the Rule of Law
World Affairs Council of Greater Reading
Come join the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading to welcome Paulo Sotero, Director of the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute.

November 19

Global Trivia Night at SNHU
World Affairs Council of New Hampshire

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