2021 National Conference Tickets Open!
WACA is excited to welcome all of you to the WACA 2021 National Conference this November 16-19 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC, where we will celebrate our 35th Anniversary as a national association! The Conference website and registration is now LIVE at wacaconference2021.org! Be sure to take advantage of individual Early Bird discounts, good through September 10!
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.
2021 Nat'l Conference Hotel Block Open!
The World Affairs Councils of America is excited to welcome all of you to the WACA 2021 National Conference this November 16-19 at The Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. We look forward to celebrating WACA's 35th Anniversary in person at our signature national event! Today, we are pleased to announce that the hotel block is now open at the special rate of $284 / night plus tax (this rate applies to reservations as early as Nov. 14 and as late as Nov. 23).
Weekly World News Update: July 28, 2021
Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Agreement; The Biden Administration Meets with Foreign Dignitaries; Tension in Tunisia; Bolsonaro Backlash; Tales of Climate Change; Jailed Opposition Leaders; Genocide Denial Banned
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.
AWQ Winners and Keynote Recording
WACA successfully delivered the first, all-virtual Carlos and Malú Alvarez 2021 Academic WorldQuest National Competition on Saturday, April 17! The competition pulled 105 high school teams from 38 Councils across the United States to compete for the top spot! Congratulations to this year's winners: First Place: Plano West High School (Team 2) – WAC Dallas/Fort Worth Second Place: Allen High School – WAC Dallas/Fort Worth Third Place: Rampart High School – Colorado Springs WAC