Weekly World News Update: July 29, 2020

U.S.-China Decoupling Intensifies; The Unprecedented Present; Will Cities Survive; A Climate That Kills; War and Entanglement; Peace and Pause; and The Price of Power


Clifford and Hyslop on Journalism Webinar

Bill Clifford, WACA President and CEO, and Chris Hyslop, Executive Director of the Montana WAC, will join the International Community of the Society of Professional Journalists on Tuesday, July 28, at 6:00 PM ET. They will discuss the 100-year history of the WAC Network connecting foreign and local affairs in more than 90 cities across the U.S. They will address the important role of how Councils bring international issues to local audiences without ever leaving their hometowns.


Council of the Month

“Programs change. The mission persists" has become something of a mantra at WorldBoston, powering the redesign of the Council's work in this new, virtual world. Read WorldBoston's Council of the Month highlight for more information on its fantastic pivot to virtual programming!


WAC Pittsburgh Emerging Leaders Seminar

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh presents The Emerging Global Leaders Seminar, a free 5-part virtual series designed and facilitated by high school students to create a space for young people to understand and think critically about the pandemic’s impact on their world and the various issues, intersections, and perspectives within it. This program is free and open to all high school students!


Councils Go Virtual

Check out WACA's weekly newsletters and website listings to view all digital programs Councils will be offering throughout the week. The list is updated regularly to keep you engaged with global affairs in our new virtual society during COVID-19. If you are not already receiving WACA newsletters, sign-up right here on the website!


WACA's Members-Only Resources

WACA is busy preparing a number of additional resources for the Members-Only section! WACA strives to provide Councils with easy access to tools, guidelines, events, and more that add value to our Members both personally and professionally, to our Councils' overall operations, and to the Network as a whole. Due to COVID-19, we've added two resource sections dedicated to virus-related information and digital programming available to the public by Councils.


Bush Institute Speaker Opportunity

In 2020, the George W. Bush Institute's Human Freedom Initiative and potential partners will host forums across the U.S. on the topic of America’s role in the world vis-à-vis supporting freedom and democracy abroad. As such, the Human Freedom Initiative is partnering with the World Affairs Councils of America to tap into the Council Network reach across the country and, particularly, into America’s heartland.


Support WACA

WACA needs your help in supporting our mission! Your generous contributions will strengthen our capacity to support the World Affairs Council Network through educational and civic initiatives - any amount helps. Make a contribution to: WACA's Academic WorldQuest Endowment, WACA's New Horizons' Councils Fund, or general WACA initiatives and operations. Any amount helps - and we thank you for the support!


WACA National Board of Directors

Statement on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion


Fall 2020 Internship

WACA is seeking bright and enthusiastic university students to intern during our 2020 Fall Term. Deadline to apply is Friday, August 7.


World Affairs KQED

Experts look at how Hong Kong’s new security law will impact US-China relations, and what it means for the millions of people who live there.


WAC Monterey Bay

Listen/read the essays of WAC Monterey Bay's inaugural Teen Global Studies Essay Contest winners!



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