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In Case You Missed It

WACA will host former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and President of the American Academy of Diplomacy, Ronald E. Neumann, to discuss Afghanistan on the Brink onFriday, August 25, at 2:00-2:30 PM ET.

Register here.

WACA hosted Susan Cohen, Founder and Chair of Mintz Levin Immigration Practice to discuss the Supreme Court and the Travel Ban with Mary Yntema, President and CEO of WorldBoston.

Podcast available here.

WACA hosted the President of the United States Institute of Peace, Nancy Lindborg, for a conference call on World Refugee Day 2017.

Podcast avaialble here.


WACA hosted a KNOW NOW conference call with Faisal Gill, the Nation’s first Muslim Party Chair, to discuss “The Revised Travel and Refugee Ban” with Tricia Preston, Executive Director of the Vermont Council on World Affairs.

Listen to the podcast here.


WACA hosted Lindsay Lee Plack, USGLC’s Government Relations Director, for a KNOW NOW briefing to discuss the the implications of these proposed budget cuts and USGLC’s efforts to stop them. A Mobilization Toolkit is offered to Councils and individuals wishing to participate in this effort.

Listen to the podcast here.

WACA presented a KNOW NOW briefing by Jim Schoff, senior fellow in the Asia Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (full bio), on the U.S.-Japan alliance, North Korea’s nuclear threat, and security and economic challenges from China and the region.

Listen to the podcast here.

WACA hosted a KNOW NOW Call featuring Anne Applebaum, Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics Institute of Global Affairs (full bio), on “The U.S., Ukraine and Russia’s Western Ambitions”.

Listen to the podcast here

In an exclusive call with the WACA network, on February 7, 2017, Former Mexican President Vicente Fox (full bio), discussed the current and future U.S.-Mexico Relations with Jim Falk, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth.

Listen to the podcast here.

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