Gun Violence: A Global Perspective

Last week’s mass shootings have escalated the national conversation on gun control. Concerned citizens are asking, why can’t the U.S. enact legislation to stop these tragedies? World Affairs breaks out of planned programming to bring you this special program on gun violence.

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WACA Shares Council Messages at a Time of Mourning

Here in our communities across America, we’ve been shaken to our cores with the multitude of mass shootings, crimes that have killed our fellow citizens, neighbors, and loved ones. Click below to read messages from El Paso & Dayton Council leaders.

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Weekly World News Update: August 14, 2019

Kashmir's Plight; Hajj Troubles; Missile Crises; Cyber Activity Abounds; Global Travel Warnings; Elections & Leadership Shakeups; Earth Is Stressed; Putin 20 Years On

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WACA's New Space!

WACA relocated your National Office effective August 1! We are incredibly excited to be settling into our new space at 1010 Vermont Avenue NW, Suite 516, Washington, DC 20005. With this move, WACA is "on our own" for the first time in three decades. With our own dedicated office, we’ve breathed fresh life into our days and feel a renewed passion and sense of purpose.

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Chinese Embassy to Host WACA Conference Reception

WACA is pleased to announce that the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in the U.S. will host a reception discussing "40 Years of China-U.S. Diplomatic Relations" for WACA 2019 National Conference attendees on Thursday, November 7.

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Council of the Month: WAC Kentucky

The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana is pleased to present their new logo! The updated logo accompanies a complete redesign of the Council's website: www.worldkentucky.org! With this new branding, which WACA heartily commends, WAC Kentucky and Southern Indiana aims to tie all of its programs to one vision under the three pillars of Exchange, Dialogue, and Learning.

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WACA 2019 National Conference Website

The WACA 2019 National Conference: The 8 Forces Reshaping the Global Economy will be held at the Mayflower Hotel, November 6-8, 2019, in Washington DC. We invite you to visit the official Conference website to view the developing agenda learn about Conference speakers, register and purchase tickets, and view hotel block information. Be sure to take advantage of individual Early-Bird discounts, good through Sept. 6!

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Call for Resources!

WACA is calling on all Councils to please submit any documentation per the list linked, or any helpful resources for the Members-Only network!

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WorldAffairs - KQED Radio

Shoshana Zuboff discusses "The Age of Surveillance Capitalism," which explores what can be done to protect democracy and free thought against smart-tech threats

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Cover to Cover on Podcast

Anna Fifield, Beijing Bureau Chief, Washington Post, discusses her new book: The Great Successor: The Divinely Perfect Destiny of Brilliant Comrade Kim Jong Un

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Editing the Code of Life: Exploring the Implications of CRISPR Technology
World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana
Learn more about gene editing and new technology with this speaker event hosted by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana.

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Luncheon With Senator Ted Cruz
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
Join the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth to help host former Presidential Candidate and Senator Ted Cruz.

August 27

The Status of Peacebuilding Between India and Pakistan
International Relations Council
Come hear Rajmohan Gandhi, research professor and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi address this contested global issue.

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