WACA Best Practices

Thursday, June 24, at 3:00 PM ET, WACA's next Best Practices session will consider what programming beyond Covid looks like for the WAC network. Nathan Hermiston, Senior VP of Sales and Services for Visit KC, will paint the national landscape of event trends, event spaces, hybrid opportunities, and more. This will be followed by a conversation with Council representatives from the network on their experiences and preparations.


NATO 2030

With the next Summit of Allied Leaders set to take place at NATO headquarters in Brussels on June 14, the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) will host a forward-looking online speaker series starting next week. Six World Affairs Councils will host high-level NATO officials and ambassadors from Allied countries May 17-27, 2021.


Weekly World News Update: June 16, 2021

G7 to Geneva: Biden's Busy Week; NATO Looking to the Future; Myanmar's Trials; Sahel Withdrawal


AWQ Winners and Keynote Recording

WACA successfully delivered the first, all-virtual Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2021 Academic WorldQuest National Competition on Saturday, April 17! The competition pulled 105 high school teams from 38 Councils across the United States to compete for the top spot! Congratulations to this year's winners: First Place: Plano West High School (Team 2) – WAC Dallas/Fort Worth Second Place: Allen High School – WAC Dallas/Fort Worth Third Place: Rampart High School – Colorado Springs WAC


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WACA's Summer Interns

WACA is pleased to welcome Megan Smith and Isaac Fifelski to the WACA Team as our 2021 Summer Interns! Learn more about them on our Staff webpage.


Councils Are Hiring!

Several World Affairs Council across the United States are currently hiring! See if you make a great fit and join the WACA network!


Embassy Row Live! Qatar

On June 3, WACA's Embassy Row Live! featured Dr. Hend Al-Muftah, one of the first female Qataris appointed to the Shura Council. Watch the recording!


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