Cover to Cover – Talk to the Authors | 2016-2017

The World Affairs Councils of America provides a monthly special program called “Cover to Cover” that features interactive phone conferencing with authors of global affairs related books. We thank them for their support and we are pleased to share this information with you here as a benefit of your affiliation with the Tennessee World Affairs Council.


Cover to Cover

Cover to Cover is a monthly program featuring the most influential authors on subjects of national and international importance.

Hot Topics

Hot Topics teleconference calls are a benefit of membership in the World Affairs Councils of America. They periodically host a specialist to talk to you about important developments in global affairs. [Hot Topics 2016-17]


JUNE 2017

“I Was Told To Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad”

Souad Mekhennet

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
1:00-1:30 p.m. CT.


MAY 2017

All Measures Short of War: The Contest for the 21st Century and the Future of American Power”

(Book Available May 23, 2017)

Thomas Wright

Thursday, May 25, 2017
1:00-1:30 p.m. CT.


APRIL 2017

“Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power” 

Howard W. French

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
1:00-1:30 p.m. CT.


“Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age.”

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
1:00-1:30 p.m. CT.

Listen to the podcast here.

February 2017 Cover to Cover

You Are Invited to This Conversation on Another Hot Topic — “The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age” by David Biello

Wednesday, February 15 – 1:00-1:30 CT

February’s Cover to Cover will host David Biello, TED’s new science curator, on his new book The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age on Wednesday, February 15, at 2 PM ET.

David Biello

Listen to the podcast here.

January 2017

The President’s Book of Secrets: Untold Story of Intelligence Briefings to America’s Presidents from Kennedy to Obama

David Priest

Thursday, January 19 – 1:00-1:30 CT

Listen to the podcast here.



Red Line: American Foreign Policy in a Time of Fractured Politics and Failing States


P. J. Crowley

Thursday, December 15 – 1:00-1:30 CT

Listen to a recording of the call here.

November Cover to Cover The Fires of Spring: A Post-Arab Spring Journey Through the Turbulent New Middle East

Author Shelly Culbertsonis a policy analysist at the RAND Corporation.

Listen to a recording of the call here.

October’s Cover to Cover Peace through Entrepreneurship

Author Steven Koltai, is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and managing director of the entrepreneurship consultancy Koltai and Co. LLC.

Listen to a recording of the call here.

September 2016

The Long Game: How Obama Defied Washington and Redefined America’s Role in the World

Author Derek Chollet


Wednesday, September 7, at 1:00-1:30 PM CT

Listen to a recording of the call here.

August 9, 2016 Talmage Boston – “Cross Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers from the Experts About Our Presidents” (forthcoming in September)| Teleconference | 1:00-1:30 PM CT

July 21, 2016 – 1:00-1:30pm – Hot Topics Call – Teleconference – “Americans Against Terrorism, Hate and Violence” – Imam Muhammad Masri

July 13, 2016 – Jennifer M. Harris – “War by Other Means: Geoeconomics and Statecraft | Teleconference | 1:00-1:30 PM CT


Harris is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously served as the lead architect of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Economic Statecraft agenda (full bio).



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