KNOW NOW: Preventing International Conflict

World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana's Xiao Yin Zhao will host a KNOW NOW call on preventing international conflict, featuring Ari Cowan and Tony Belak of the International Center for Compassionate Organizations on Tuesday, April 24 at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.


Academic WorldQuest

The 2018 Academic WorldQuest (TM) competition will be held on April 28 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC. Our program schedule is now available! See the AWQ 2018 page for details.


Spring Leadership and Board Meetings

Council leaders are invited to join the May 17-19 Spring Leadership Meeting, hosted by the World Affairs Council of San Antonio. Please see our Spring Leadership and Board Meetings page, and stay tuned for updates!


WACA 2018 National Conference

The WACA 2018 National Conference hotel block is now open! The Conference will be held on November 7-9, at The Mayflower Hotel. Given that we sold out early at the 2017 Conference, we encourage you to book your room now!



This Week: Trump-Abe Summit; U.S.-North Korea Relations; Syrian War; Germany as an Outlier; Castro's Successor


Council News

WAC Greater Reading will host Thomas Wright on his book, "All Measures Short of War The Contest for the Twenty-First Century and the Future of American Power."


Councils of the Month

Congratulations to all of the World Affairs Councils that held events in celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month!



WACA is pleased to be welcoming COO Liz Brailsford to the National Office team! Read more about her on our staff page.


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April 19

Promoting Global Peace: a Talk by Terrorism Expert
World Affairs Council Upstate
General Hans Ilis-Alm, Chairman of Coalition Forces for United States Central Command to speak for World Affairs Council Upstate in Greenville, SC

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NAFTA: Perspectives from Canada, Mexico, and U.S.
World Affairs Council Upstate
Find out what the Trump administration's plan to re-negotiate NAFTA means for the U.S.

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