WACA 2021 National Conference:
WACA 2021 National Conference:
Bridging Divides at Home and Abroad
November 16-19, 2021
Celebrate WACA’s 35th Anniversary in person at the 2021 WACA National Conference! The Mayflower Hotel block is now open at the special rate of $284 / night plus tax (this rate applies to reservations as early as Nov. 14 and as late as Nov. 23).
Given that the annual WACA Conference sells out early, book your room now!
Register and visit the WACA website for regular updates on the developing agenda, Conference speakers, and more. Take advantage of individual Early Bird discounts, good through September 24!
WACA 2020 National Conference: New Frontiers in Diplomacy and National Security
Check out WACA 2020 Conference Recordings: https://www.wacaconference2020.org/
New! Embassy Row Live!
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.
WAC Atlanta and WACA hosted a conversation with Ambassador Kirsten Hillman, Canada’s first woman Ambassador to the United States.
She discussed the next steps in U.S.-Canada relations, the state of the pandemic, trade and investment between U.S. and Canada, our shared goal of addressing climate change, and more.
H.E. Sarah Bint Yousef Al Amiri on The New Space Race // Watch the Recording!
Dr. Hend Al-Muftah on Qatar: Women’s Status & Expected Democracy // Watch the Recording!
Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan on Armenian current affairs and international relations // Watch the Recording!
Ambassador H.E. Serdar Kiliç on Turkey and Its Relations With the World // Watch the Recording!
WACA ENGAGE AMERICA SPEAKER SERIES:
WACA COVER to COVER:
COVER TO COVER: September 9, 2021 @ 2:00 – 3 PM ET
Featuring Philip Stephens, Director of the Editorial Board and Chief Political Commentator at Financial Times.
Britain Alone: The Path from Suez to Brexit
The story of a nation’s attempt to reconcile its past and present in a confident national identity—in the description of the American statesman Dean Acheson, to find a role after the end of empire. It is a story of inflated ambition rubbing up against its diminished circumstance, of a glorious past and an unforgiving present, and ultimately of Britain’s effort over many decades to come to terms with its place as an important, but second rank power. It’s a story that touches at every turn neuralgic issues of national pride, identity and history.
C2C PODCASTS May-August COMING SOON
WACA KNOW NOW:
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!