Weekly World News Update: Jan. 15, 2020
Iran Update; Is U.S. Foreign Policy Faltering?; Europe Watch; China Check-In; Taiwan Votes and the World Watches; African Snapshot; and the Environment Is Heating Up
Apply to the WFP USA Grant Opportunity!
Apply now for the WACA Engage America: World Food Program USA 2020 speaker series! WFP USA will fund up to 8 Councils to engage the public and leading global voices to better understand the problem of global hunger, how WFP is working to solve it, and America’s role in humanitarian relief. Submit your application by Friday, January 17!
Council of the Month: WAC Western Michigan
The first 2020 "Council of the Month" recognition goes to the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan! WACWM inaugurated the annual Vandenberg Prize to a national or international leader who has been influential in developing global understanding and collaboration on the world stage. The Vandenberg Prize is named after Michigan Senator Arthur Vandenberg (1881-1951), and the first recipient is Ambassador (ret.) Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.,
2020 Global Ties U.S. National Meeting
Exchange programs have the power to connect the world. From January 22-25, 2020, the GT Network of 120+ nonprofits based around the U.S. and the world will convene at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC to celebrate the "faces" who make exchange programs happen every day. WACA's annual members breakfast will take place Thursday, January 23 (time TBD).
Betty Cruz Named New President of WAC Pittsburgh
The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh announces Betty Cruz as its new President & CEO! Currently the leader of Change Agency, a social enterprise which she founded in 2016, and Project Director for All for All, an immigrant inclusion initiative, Cruz has nearly 20 years of experience in community outreach, communications, partnership-building, and program management. She will officially assume her WAC Pittsburgh role on January 21.
National Conventions: Student Opportunity
The Washington Center's Internship and Academic Seminars program will host two-week academic programs held on-site at both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention. Open to college undergraduate and graduate students, these seminars feature a blend of academic lectures, panel discussions, small group meetings, and site visits. Space is limited, so please contact James Liska at email@example.com if interested.