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SCWA 2022-2023




JAN 19th: “Diplomacy and Global Challenges in U.S Foreign Policy” // Ambassador (ret.) David
Satterfield, Retired Career Foreign Service Officer, former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey (2019-2022) and Director of the Baker
Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.



FEB 16th: ”The Future of Korea” // Sang Kim, Director of Communications at the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEI).

MARCH 16th: “Recent Past and Near Future of Ukraine” // Dr. Jeff McCausland, Colonel U.S. Army (retired), former Dean of Academics at the U.S. Army War College, and current visiting professor of national security at Dickinson College.

APRIL 20th: “International Finance” Speaker TBD.

MAY 18th: “Scientific Cooperation Can Cut Through the South China Sea Deadlock” // James Borton, veteran editor & writer with over 25 years of experience in Southeast Asia, is currently a Senior Fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.

SCWA has resumed in-person meetings. 
The programs will be recorded for later viewing.
Presentations will start at 7:30pm, with social time at 7:00pm.


7:00 PM – Cookies & Coffee

7:20 PM – SCWA Annual Meeting

7:45 PM – SCWA January Lecture

Ambassador David Satterfield

Retired career Foreign Service Officer, former U.S Ambassador to Turkey (2019 – 2022) and current Director of the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University


Diplomacy and Global Challenges in U.S. Foreign Policyw/focus on Russia and China 

In case you missed it, the SCWA December program Douglas Hengel “Searching for Energy Security” is now available on the SCWA YouTube channel!

Watch past SCWA Programs…Subscribe to the  SCWA YouTube Channel!

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The WACA Global Women’s Lecture Series Is Now on YouTube!

WACA produced the second edition of the Global Women’s Lecture Series at the 2022 National Conference. Dr. Nina Ansary, an award-winning author, historian, and United Nations Women Global Champion for Innovation directs this series and moderates the program.
Featured speaker, Masih Alinejad, Iranian-American journalist, TV presenter, women’s rights activist, and author of the best-selling memoir, The Wind in My Hair, drew multiple standing ovations. Nina Ansary and Masih Alinejad’s conversation focused on Women in the Frontlines of Iran Revolution and the global impact of this movement.
Subscribe to WACA YouTube channel to watch all of the recordings from the 2022 WACA National Conference!



WACA’s Cover to Cover 

WACA’s January 2023 Cover to Cover webinar will feature Daniel F. Runde, senior vice president and director of the Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), to discuss his new book, The American Imperative: Reclaiming Global Leadership Through Soft Power, on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 2 PM ET.
The American Imperative: Reclaiming Global Leadership Through Soft Power is the first book in decades to look at our non-military power through the lens of great-power competition. It calls for: supporting broad-based economic growth, supporting good governance and anti-corruption, long-term training, differentiating our approaches in middle-income countries and fragile states, and stronger US leadership in the multilateral system.



Free & Fee ~ In-person & Virtual ~ New Programs TBA

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