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Liz Brailsford Announced as WACDFW President & CEO

The World Affairs Council of Dallas-Forth Worth has announced that Liz Brailsford will become its next president and chief executive officer. She will assume the post on February 15. For WACA, the news is bittersweet: Liz for nearly three years has served the national office with energy and excellence as our chief operating officer.

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WACA 2020 Conference

World Affairs Councils from around the country came together for an engaging all-digital conference to hear from and connect with international dignitaries, luminaries, and opinion makers. From November 16-20, WACA featured 15+ livestream sessions on the most pressing diplomatic and national security issues.

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Weekly World News Update: Jan. 13, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy Must Begin at Home; Global Judgement; America's Racial Hypocrisy; Big Tech Sweeps In... For the Rescue?; Crackdowns in Hong Kong; & World News Beyond Wednesday

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AWQ 2020-2021

The Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2020-2021 Academic WorldQuest National Competition is scheduled to be held virtually on April 16-17, 2021. Additional announcements will be forthcoming. Please see the 2020 AWQ Study Guide, Ops Paper, Teachers Guide, and Flyer for useful information by visiting the AWQ webpage.

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WACA's First CEO Forum

More than 15 CEO's spoke at WACA's all-digital "Conversations With the C-Suite" conference on September 28 - October 2. Check out Carlyle Group's David Rubenstein, Bank of America's Brian Moynihan, APCO's Margery Kraus, and others for their views on how business and society will rise above the global pandemic.

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Embassy Row Live! Egypt

WACA hosted Egyptian Ambassador Motaz Zahran for the third installment of the Embassy Row Live! series. View the recording now!

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Int'l Day of Education

WACA partners with Global Minnesota to mark International Day of Education 2021: Education: A Human Right, a Public Good, and a Public Responsibility.

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Statement on U.S. Capitol

Speaking Up About What Matters — WACA President and CEO issued a statement on the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building.

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Feb. 19: Bill Gates

Los Angeles WAC & TH, Writers Bloc, and WACA are proud to present Bill Gates on "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster" Feb. 19.

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