OUR NOVEMBER PROGRAM: Liz Brailsford presents “The Midterms Happened. Foreign Policy…Now What?”

The Midterms Happened. Foreign Policy…Now What?

Date:  Thursday, November 15, 2018

Time:  Membership Social at 7:30 p.m.  Program at 8:00 p.m.


Access: Open to the public and free for members, students and accompanying family members, educators, and active military and their families. $10.00 charge for non-members

Before we head into the presidential election of 2020, there’s a giant unknown hanging over the hotly-contested midterm elections. Seemingly, this election cycle in particular is a constant theme in everyone’s mind. Many of us have several questions that remain unanswered as they imminently arrive. What kind of impact will the midterms have on foreign policy at a national level? Where are we headed with immigration policy? How could this derail the Administration’s policies? Are we headed to a heightened scene of America First like we’ve never seen before?

Liz Brailsford

Liz Brailsford

Liz Brailsford is Chief Operating Officer of the World Affairs Councils of America and leads WACA’s operations and internal management of the national office.

With much of her career in the international arena, Liz joins the office with a wealth of management experience in nonprofit, public, and private sectors. Most recently, Liz served as a full-time consultant for Panagora, a DC-based implementing partner of USAID, and the USDA’s Food for Progress Program, responsible for communications at the former and research and analysis at the latter. Previously, she led the international department at Relocation Today, where she headed operations, management, business development, and client relations of the department, and also served on the boards of multiple Japan-related nonprofits, such as the Japan America Society of Minnesota and the Saint Paul-Nagasaki Sister City Committee. Liz began her career working several years in Japan for the JET Program.

She holds an M.P.A. in global policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School (and serves on the School’s alumni association board) and a B.A. in media arts from the University of South Carolina.


Sponsor of the November Program – Planters Inn

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The Savannah Council on World Affairs is also grateful to Planters Inn for its support.