WAC San Antonio Names Interim Executive Director

World Affairs Council of San Antonio has selected Tim Farrell as its Interim Executive Director. His career runs deep through high-ranking military service and advisory and COO roles for area organizations, such as the Veterans Affairs Commission.

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Cleveland Council on World Affairs Names New CEO

The Cleveland CWA announced that Carina Van Vliet has been named CEO and will start in her new role on January 2, 2019. A CCWA member since 2015, Carina most recently was a regional manager for business development and communications at Jones Day.

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Global Minnesota Hires New President

Global Minnesota has selected former Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie as its new President. He will succeed Carol Byrne in January. Ritchie’s leadership experience spans government, nonprofit, education, and advocacy organizations.

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German State Sec. Michaelis Speaks at Conference

Read the remarks given by German Federal Foreign Office State Secretary Andreas Michaelis kicking off the "Will We Succeed in Shaping a Stronger Transatlantic Relationship?" panel on Thursday, November 8, at the 2018 WACA National Conference.

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2018 Council of the Year Award

The Foreign Policy Association, founder of the World Affairs Councils of America, is the 2018 Council of the Year. Make that of the Century - we celebrated FPA's 100th Anniversary and its longest-serving president, Noel Lateef, at the OAS.

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Carol E. Byrne is 2018 Individual Award Recipient

Carol E. Byrne, President of Global Minnesota, receives the WACA Chairman's 2018 Individual Award. Carol will step down at the end of the year, following an exceptional 21-year career at the helm of one of our network's strongest member Councils.

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WACA Conference Organizers Thank You!

WACA's National Conference drew a robust audience Nov. 7-9 at The Mayflower in DC. Coming right after the U.S. midterm elections, it was an unparalleled opportunity to engage with top policy makers, diplomats, business executives, and journalists.

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Weekly World News Update: December 12, 2018

Global Migration Pact Signed; Brexit Faces Big Hurdles; Macron Sweetens the Deal; Russia-Venezuela Partnership Deepens; Yemen's Opposing Factions Meet in Sweden; TIME Chooses Person of the Year; Burundi-UN Clashes

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Global I.Q. Minute

Jim Falk, CEO of WACDFW, explores global oil markets with Bethany McClean, author of a book about "Saudi America," fracking, and its impacts on the world.

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Trade Guys Live with WACA

CSIS hosted an exclusive offsite briefing for a cohort of attendees at the WACA 2018 National Conference, taping a live session of the Trade Guys.

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AWQ Questions Released

AWQ local competition questions were released to all Councils that submitted a 2019 AWQ Pledge Form. Click the link below to submit yours if you missed it!

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