Cover to Cover

WACA’s Cover to Cover webinar on Thursday, February 10, at 2:00-3:00 PM ET, features Congressman Ro Khanna. In Dignity in a Digital Age, Khanna offers a vision for democratizing digital innovation to build economically vibrant and inclusive communities by tackling existing challenges in the tech field. The discussion will be moderated by Bill Clifford, President and CEO of the World Affairs Councils of America. Register now to join the conversation!


Academic WorldQuest

WACA looks forward to welcoming student scholars to the Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2021-2022 Academic WorldQuest on April 29 and 30, 2022! Click the link below to learn more and see how your Council can pledge today.


Global Women's Lecture Series

On November 18, Dr. Nina Ansary, award-winning author, historian and United Nations Women Global Champion for Innovation and Director of this initiative, moderated the first program of our Lecture Series. The initial program featured Zarifa Ghafari and Amb. Kelley Currie. The Series will feature prominent leaders who will share their individual experiences that speak to issues and challenges faced by women and girls in the global community.


Weekly World News Update: January 26, 2022

U.S. Grapples With Putin's Ukraine Threats; Biden's First Year; Assessing Taliban Talks in Oslo; Division in Honduras Ahead of Inauguration; Burkina Faso Latest In Wave of Coups; UAE, U.S. Intercept More Houthi Missiles; Pakistan's First Female Supreme Court Judge


Qatar Student Trip

With the support of the Embassy of the State of Qatar, WACA is proud to bring the winners of our undergraduate essay-and-video contest to Doha, Qatar, for a November 20-26 study tour. WACA prides itself on immersive leadership and student missions that expand knowledge, promote intercultural understanding, and expand informed, respectful discourse of world affairs. Follow our newsletter for more updates.


Glasgow and Beyond

At our 2021 National Conference in November, Alice Hill (Council on Foreign Relations), Kate Gordon (Senior Advisor to Secretary Granholm), and Vicki Arroyo (EPA) discussed "Glasgow and Beyond: Rising to the Climate Challenge." Make sure to watch the full conversation and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more insights.


Int. Day of Education

Register now for Global Minnesota's special virtual symposium to mark International Day of Education 2022. Hear from Jeffrey Sachs and more!


Join Our Team!

WACA is looking for two spring interns! Applications are due soon. Click to learn more.


Council of the Month

WAC Seattle is our Council of the Month! Click to learn more about their programs, including Global Classroom and their upcoming events!


Watch Now!

Click to watch our latest Cover to Cover, featuring Elizabeth Economy. She discusses her new book, The World According to China!


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February 3

Great Decisions | Industrial Policy
Tune in for a discussion of US Industrial Policy, when WorldBoston hosts Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

February 7

The War on Drugs and Its Environmental Impact
World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
The US-led War on Drugs in Latin America has created a cat and mouse game that pushes drug traffickers into remote areas. The results are environmentally damaging.

February 14

Myanmar and Human Rights
World Affairs Council of Western Michigan
Ongoing human rights abuses in Myanmar have given the world pause. Now, after a military coup of the country in 2021, what is the situation on the ground?

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