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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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Beginning in the fall of 2020, join us for WACA’s new Ambassadors Series, Embassy Row Live!Conversations That Bring Diplomacy to You. A new platform spotlighting distinguished diplomats, we’ll be discussing new ideas, policy developments, and possible solutions to critical international challenges.

 

 
THE  NEWEST !
Haiti: The Path to a Stronger Democracy
Bocchit Edmond, Ambassador of Haiti to the U.S.
Ambassador Bocchit Edmond’s Bio | Watch the Recording! 

 

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

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

 
 
Francisco Santos Calderón, Ambassador of Colombia to the US.
The program focused 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.

 

WACA ENGAGE AMERICA SPEAKER SERIES:

United States Institute of Peace Speaker Series
How Art Can Propel Peace: Examples From Africa
Tuesday, April 6, at 5:00 PM ET
Engage AmericaArt can be used to spur conversation, amplify concerns, and share hope for a better future. In communities and countries facing violent conflict, artists can be powerful forces for change.
 
Join Elizabeth Murray, Senior Program Officer at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), as she discusses the role that art played in the 2019 protests against Omar al-Bashir in Sudan and how it is being used to hold the new government accountable. She will also share recent work with arts-based community dialogues in Central African Republic.

 

WACA COVER to COVER: 

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 ~ WEDNESDAY APRIL 28 2-3 PM ET
April Cover to Cover: Features co-authors Robin Broad, Professor of International Development at American University, and John Cavanagh, Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Studies.
The Water Defenders: How Ordinary People Saved a Country from Corporate Greed
 
mail (3)At a time when countless communities are resisting powerful corporations—from Flint, Michigan, to the Standing Rock Reservation, to Didipio in the Philippines, to the Gualcarque River in Honduras—The Water Defenders tells the inspirational story of a community that took on an international mining corporation at seemingly insurmountable odds and won not one but two historic victories.
 
 
MARCH C2C ~ WATCH the PODCAST
C2C book 2

WACA presents Isolationism: A History of America’s Efforts to Shield Itself From the World featuring Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University, and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Learn more and register!

 

WACA KNOW NOW:

New Programs TO BE Announced Soon

PODCASTS:

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!