Global Women Lecture Series

We are proud to announce the inauguration of the Global Women Lecture Series at the WACA 2021 National Conference in Washington DC. Dr. Nina Ansary, award-winning author, historian and United Nations Women Global Champion for Innovation will serve as Director of this initiative. 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. Dr. Ansary will moderate the conversation with our inaugural speaker, who will be announced soon.


Wunderbar Together: Future of Democracy

This week, under the auspices of Wunderbar Together 2021, WACA, the American Council on Germany, and Atlantik-Brücke partnered with Councils across the country for a series of virtual events focused on challenges to democracy in Germany, Europe, and the U.S. The experts discussed the causes of this democratic malaise, how serious these threats are, and what can be done to push back against those pressures.


Discussion with TIME Magazine's Kid of the Year

The Columbus Council on World Affairs, in partnership with WACA, will interview TIME Magazine’s 2020 Kid of The Year, Gitanjali Rao. The 15-year-old innovator, author, and STEM promoter has a mission to create a global community of young innovators to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. Rao’s noteworthy work in STEM addresses issues ranging from potable water access to cyberbullying, and she’s just getting started.


Weekly World News Update: September 15, 2021

Nuclear Dangers on the Rise; What's Next for Afghans on the Move?; The 76th UN General Assembly; New Lebanese Government, Same Economic Crisis; Germany Races Toward Election Day; Shockwaves from Mexican Ruling to Decriminalize Abortion


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.


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National Conference Hotel

WACA is excited to welcome you to the WACA 2021 National Conference at the Mayflower Hotel November 16-19! Reserve your room today!


Register for Conference

WACA is excited to welcome you to the WACA 2021 National Conference, November 16-19! Early Bird prices end 9/10.


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