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World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
2500 East T C Jester, Suite #350
Houston, TX 77008
713-522-7811
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Maryanne Maldonado, Executive Director, Email

Ronan O'Malley, Director of Programs, Email, 713-522-7811

Sandija Bayot, Director of Development, Email, 713-522-7811

Amanda Renée Rico, Director of Education, Email, 713-522-7811

Magda Davis, Programs and Partnerships Manager, Email, 713-522-7811

Shawn Miller, Marketing Manager, Email, 713-522-7811

Jahan Jafarpour, Member Services Manager, Email, 713-522-7811

Cheri Rocha, Administrative Services Manager, Email, 713-522-7811

Emma Glen, Marketing & Communications Officer, Email, 713-522-7811

Basmah Ghauri, International Programs Manager, Email, 713-522-7811

W. Trent Pokorny, Finance Manager, Email, 713-522-7811

Upcoming Events

May 15 | Pulitzer Prize Winner C.J. Chivers

More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001. C.J. Chivers reported from both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a corpsman, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant.

Chivers captures their courage, commitment, sense of purpose, and ultimately their suffering, frustration, and moral confusion as new enemies arise and invasions give way to counterinsurgency duties for which American forces were often not prepared.

The Fighters is a tour de force, a portrait of modern warfare that parts from slogans to do for American troops what Stephen Ambrose did for the G.I.s of World War II and Michael Herr for the grunts in Vietnam. Told with the empathy and understanding of an author who is himself an infantry veteran, The Fighters presents the long arc of two wars.


May 23 | The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

At the event David Brooks will be discussing his new book The Second Mountain which explores the four commitments that define a life of meaning and purpose: to a spouse and family, to a vocation, to a philosophy or faith, and to a community. Our personal fulfillment depends on how well we choose and execute these commitments. Brooks looks at a range of people who have lived joyous, committed lives, and who have embraced the necessity and beauty of dependence.

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