WACA National Conference:

WACA 2020 National Conference (Virtual): 

New Frontiers in Diplomacy and National Security

Check out WACA 2020 Conference Recordings: https://www.wacaconference2020.org/
2021 National Conference
Save the Date! November 17 – 19, 2021

New!  Embassy Row Live!

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Join WACA’s new Ambassadors Series, Embassy Row Live!: Conversations That Bring Diplomacy to You. A platform spotlighting distinguished diplomats discussing new ideas, policy developments, and possible solutions to critical international challenges.


Dr. Hend Al-Muftah on Qatar: Women’s Status & Expected Democracy // Watch the Recording!

Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan on Armenian current affairs and international relations. 

Ambassador Bocchit Edmond’s on Haiti: The Path to a Stronger Democracy | Watch the Recording! 

Ambassador Motaz Zahran on Egypt’s Role in Stabilizing a Middle East in Turmoil | Watch the Recording!

Ambassador Francisco Santos Calderón, on Colombia’s response to COVID-19 and how it compares regionally; the idea of a new “Alliance for Progress” in the Americas; implementation of the peace agreement with FARC; economic policies to drive growth: the Crece initiative and supply-chain nearshoring; and geopolitical challenges facing the region / Watch the Recording!

Ambassador H.E. Serdar Kiliç on Turkey and Its Relations With the World  |  Watch the Recording!


Climate Week 2021
Did you miss WACA 2021 Climate Week? Watch the recordings and subscribe to WACA’s Climate Week YouTube playlist .



World Food Program USA
Hunger and the Climate Crisis in Latin America
Wednesday, June 9, at 1:00 PM PT (4:00 PM ET)




Offered as a benefit to all current WACA Member Councils, Cover to Cover conference calls are opportunities for Council leaders, members, and supporters to engage with esteemed authors on critical issues. Cover to Cover authors often welcome invitations to speak at Councils. In short, the WACA National Office covers a topic with an expert so that Councils may discover a speaker and cover the topic in even greater depth in their own communities, spearheading a national conversation.
COVER TO COVER: APRIL ~ May 26, 2021 @ 7 – 8PM ET
Picture1The World Affairs Council of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky will host WACA’s May Cover to Cover program. Tara Kangarlou will discuss the role of media and society in the U.S. and Iran, and her insights about the Iranian people and culture as the western media seems to highlight only a slim view of this country of 80 million people. 
Kangarlou’s new book, The Heartbeat of Iran: Real Voices of a Country and Its People, will be released June 1. It captures the heart and soul of a country that’s often seen through news headlines and a political fog that blurs the reality of life for millions of Iranians. Kangarlou was born and raised in Tehran and is fully bilingual in English and Farsi.
Podcast Coming Soon!


WATCH APRIL C2C ~ The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed
WATCH MARCH C2C ~ Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself From the World



New Programs TO BE Announced Soon


The World Affairs Councils of America produces original podcasts every month from WACA programs Cover To Cover, Know Now and other Feature Council Podcasts that examine critical international topics with leaders, policy experts, and public intellectuals. Listen directly from the WACA website, or on iTunes or PodBean.


SCWA President, Chip O’Brien shares his in-person WACA 2019 Conference pictures:

Watch all 2019 National Conference session videos on WACA’s YouTube page here!