Engage America  Series

The WACA National Office partners with think tanks, foundations, NGOs, corporations, and occasionally government agencies to arrange timely "national conversations" at several World Affairs Councils across the country on critical international topics.

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to Iran: Confronting the Nuclear Threat

Presented by Carnegie Corporation

From the Cuban Missile Crisis to Iran: Confronting the Nuclear Threat was funded by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The grant was part of its broader Nuclear Security initiative under their International Peace and Security Program.

Drawing from the World Affairs Councils of America's Six Top Issues, the series focused on the lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the history of the prior 50 years of arms control and proliferation.

Top nuclear security experts covered the broad range of issues and multifaceted challenges presented by nuclear weapons and addressed some of the most pressing issues before the international community today. The keynote speakers for the Council events were leading experts from various institutions. 16 Councils across the country participated in the program.

Schedule of Events 2012-2013

  • November 1, 2012: Colorado Springs World Affairs Council
  • November 20, 2012: WorldBoston 
  • December 4, 2012: World Affairs Council of Rochester
  • December 11, 2012: World Affairs Council of New Orleans
  • December 12, 2012: World Affairs Council of New Hampshire 
  • December 16, 2012: World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
  • December 18, 2012: World Affairs Council- Washington, DC
  • December 18, 2012: Houston World Affairs Council
  • December 18, 2012: World Affairs Council of Dallas/Ft. Worth
  • January 8, 2013: World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads
  • February 21, 2013: World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh
  • May 20, 2013: Vermont Council on World Affairs
  • June 11, 2013: World Affairs Council of Connecticut
  • June 18, 2013: World Affairs Council of Charlotte
  • June 20, 2013: WorldDenver
  • June 26, 2013: World Affairs Council of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

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