WACA Engage America
Global Minnesota will host Admiral Dennis Blair (ret.), Chairman and Distinguished Senior Fellow at Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and Dr. Satu Limaye, Vice President and Director of the East-West Center in Washington, for "The U.S.-Japan Alliance in an Evolving Indo-Pacific" on Wed., September 18. Admiral Blair and Dr. Limaye will discuss the significance of and possibilities going forward for the U.S.-Japan alliance with a Q&A portion moderated by Liz Brailsford, Chief Operating Officer at WACA.
2019 Conference Speaker Highlight
Amanda Bennett, Director of the Voice of America, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, editor, and author of six books. Together with her husband, Donald Graham, she is a co-founder of TheDream.US, which provides college scholarships to the children of undocumented immigrants. Bennett will join Richard Stengel, former U.S. Under Secretary of State, at the WACA National Conference to discuss "The Economics of Disinformation" 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.
WACA Convenes Turkish Roundtable
WACA and the Turkish Heritage Organization co-sponsored a roundtable discussion on "Turkey's Security Perspectives on Defense, Energy, and Economy in the Region" on Tuesday, September 17, at the National Press Club. WACA President and CEO Bill Clifford moderated a panel comprised of Deputy Minister of Energy Alparslan Bayraktar, Professor Gulner Aybet, Chief Advisory to the President of the Republic of Turkey, and Professor Akif Kirecci, Board Member/Foreign Defense Council of the President's Office.
Council of the Month: WAC Connecticut
On November 1, the World Affairs Council of Connecticut will host President Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico (2000-2006), for "An Evening With Vicente Fox." President Fox will give his candid perspective and analysis on some of today's most contentious and impactful global issues from the relationship between Mexico and the United States to immigration, governance, and global leadership.