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The annual conference of the World Affairs Councils of America is set for November 11-13 in Washington, DC. Register now to attend and to reserve a room at the discounted rate for the conference hotel.

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Leading America: Foreign Policy Challenges and the 2016 Election

Held annually for over two decades, the World Affairs Councils of America’s National Conference engages our regional leaders and members drawn from the business, civic, and education communities with top policy-makers and influential experts.

2014 WACA National Conference Vali Nasr Paula Dobriansky Keynote Alex Lari

This year’s Conference, Leading America: Foreign Policy Challenges and the 2016 Election, will provide original and essential insights. Keynote speakers and relevant panel discussions – on the Middle East, great power rivals Russia and China, the global economy, energy, and transnational challenges from cyber to migration – will frame the foreign policy agenda for candidates. Council programs in 2016 will be enriched by the policy conversations and networking that take place here.

You won’t want to miss this event!




SIGN UP NOW!  2015 National Conference

Leading America: Foreign Policy

Challenges and the 2016 Election 

November 11-13, 2015

Washington, DC 
Confirmed Speakers include:   
 Keynote: Syria in Crisis
 Founder and Director
 Organization for Democracy and Freedom in Syria
 Keynote: The Future of Europe
 Delegation of the European Union to the United States
 Ambassadors Luncheon Keynote:
 Chairman, Goldman Sachs’ International Advisors, Former President of the World   Bank Group and U.S. Trade Representative
 Great Decisions Keynote:
 Dean Emeritus, Yale School of Management
 Author, From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten  Extraordinary Lives (forthcoming in March)
 Representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to the United States
 Oceanographer and Navigator, U.S. Navy
Gwen Holdmann
Director, Alaska Center for Energy & Power
Staying at The Fairfax 
We have secured a special group rate at The Fairfax at Embassy Row.
  • Superior King: $249/night(Single/Double occupancy)
  • Superior Two Doubles: $269/night (Single/Double Occupancy)
The Fairfax at Embassy Row is conveniently located in the Dupont Circle area. A Washington, DC landmark, The Fairfax’s intriguing history spans more than 80 years.


The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a nonprofit (501c3), nonpartisan educational charity based in Nashville that works to build understanding of global issues in our communities. Learn more about the Council and find how you can join, donate and volunteer at: www.TNWAC.org  — Join / Donate / Volunteer

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