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On June 2, Sebastian Mallaby will speak about his latest book, The Power Law: Venture Capital and the Making of the New Future. In The Power Law, Sebastian Mallaby shared the stories of venture capitalists at high profile firms. The book explores the history of tech incubation in the Valley and ultimately worldwide. Mallaby considers the most iconic triumphs and infamous disasters in Valley history, from the comedy of errors at the birth of Apple to the avalanche of venture money that fostered hubris at WeWork and Uber.

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Carlos and MalĂș Alvarez Academic WorldQuest

On April 30, the World Affairs Councils of America hosted the 20th anniversary Carlos and MalĂș Alvarez Academic WorldQuest National Competition! We congratulate all competing students for their accomplishments and making it to nationals. Congratulations to Keystone School (TX), Plano West High School (TX), and Palm Desert High School (CA) for their top three placements.

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Did you miss our conversation with the first U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Roman Popadiuk, and author Dr. James Coyle? The full recording of their conversation on Russia's War in Ukraine and what it means for the U.S., Europe, and the world is up now on our YouTube channel. Make sure to subscribe for even more world affairs content and insights into key policy conversations.

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Weekly World News Update: May 18, 2022

NATO Expands as Mariupol Falls; North Korea Faces COVID Crisis; Biden Heads to Seoul, Tokyo; Lebanon Hopes for Change After Elections; India's Heatwave Threatens Global Market; U.S. Troops Return to Somalia; SIGAR Report Details Afghanistan's Collapse; Oil Prices Fall as U.S. Eases Venezuelan Sanctions

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We just announced the dates for our 2022 National Conference! Mark your calendars for November 15-18 and get ready for another year of expert opinions, timely insights, and audience dialogue about the United States' role in the world. And don't forget about Leadership Day for Council staff!

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World Affairs Council of St. Louis hosted a panel discussion on the impact of the U.S.-China relation on world affairs.

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In her latest book, Zegart explores how new technology, social media, and AI are changing the dynamics of international conflict.

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On June 16, WACA President and CEO Bill Clifford will speak at the International Affairs Forum in Traverse City, Michigan.

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Did you miss our latest Cover to Cover? Watch Chandran Nair speak about his latest book, Dismantling Global White Privilege.

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June 1

Republics of Myth | Chat & Chowder Book Talk
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Join WorldBoston for a Chat & Chowder book talk event featuring John Tirman in discussion of his new book, Republics of Myth: National Narratives and the US-Iran Conflict.

June 14

Drug Policy in Latin America | Great Decisions
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Join WorldBoston for Great Decisions on "Drug Policy in Latin America," featuring Dr. Evan Ellis.

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