SCWA President, Chip O’Brien shares his 2019 WACA conference pictures:


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

WACA Cover to Cover

Featuring Yael (Yuli) Tamiryael tamir

February 19, 2020
2:00 PM, ET

Register Now for WACA’s Cover to Cover conference call on Wednesday, February 19 at 2:00-2:30 PM ET, featuring Professor Yael (Yuli) Tamir, President of Shenkar College and an adjunct professor at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University.

Why Nationalism

Around the world today, nationalism is back—and it’s often deeply troubling. Populist politicians exploit nationalism for authoritarian, chauvinistic, racist, and xenophobic purposes, reinforcing the view that it is fundamentally reactionary and anti-democratic. But Yael (Yuli) Tamir makes a passionate argument for a very different kind of nationalism—one that revives its participatory, creative, and egalitarian virtues, answers many of the problems caused by neoliberalism and hyperglobalism and is essential to democracy at its best. Join WACA for a conversation with Professor Tamir as she explains why it is more important than ever for the Left to recognize these qualities of nationalism, to reclaim it from right-wing extremists, and to redirect its power to progressive ends.

February 26, 2020  ~  2 – 2:30 PM ET

Presidential Advisor Felipe Muñoz on the Colombia-Venezuela Border Crisis

Register now for WACA’s KNOW NOW conference call featuring Felipe Muñoz, Advisor to the President of Colombia for the Colombia-Venezuela Border.

As a consequence of the economic and political collapse in Venezuela, more than 1.6 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees have crossed the border and fled to Colombia seeking safety and opportunities for their future. The government of Colombia is going to extraordinary lengths to provide humanitarian relief to this unprecedented influx of migrants and making tremendous efforts to integrate the migrants into society.

Join WACA for a conversation with Felipe Muñoz to learn more about the magnitude of the crisis, the efforts undertaken by the Government of Colombia, and the role that the U.S. and the international community play in matching the scale of the crisis.


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.