Event | Monthly Author Conference Call – July 31

“Cover to Cover”

Cover to Cover is a monthly conference call featuring the most influential authors on subjects of national and international importance. Over the next six months in particular, our aim is to convene authors on the Six Top Issues for 2014 that we addressed in our National Conference in November.  

WACA’s Cover to Cover is a national program offered as a benefit to all current WACA Member Councils. The monthly conference calls will be opportunities for you and your Council members and supporters to learn more about critical topics, as well as discover and engage with esteemed authors that you may wish to invite to your Councils. In short, we cover a topic with an expert so that you may cover the same, in even greater depth, spearheading a national conversation.

Join us on Thursday, July 31, at 2:00 PM ET for July’s Cover to Cover with Anand Gopal, New America Foundation fellow and journalist, on his new book No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes.

RSVP to ibyrne@worldaffairscouncils.org to receive dial-in information.

Acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught in America’s war on terror. He follows a Taliban commander, who rises from scrawny teenager to leading insurgent; a US-backed warlord, who uses the American military to gain personal wealth and power; and a village housewife trapped between the two sides, who discovers the devastating cost of neutrality. “A brilliant, incisive work of storytelling and analysis. Of all the recent books on Afghanistan, this one stands out like a bright shining light, revealing the truth of the war from the ground up. Breathtaking and magnificent, this is a must read,” says Ahmed Rashid, noted author of Taliban.

Anand Gopal is a fellow at the New America Foundation. He is a journalist by trade, covering Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria, and other international hot spots. He has served as an Afghanistan correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor and has reported for Harper’sThe NationThe New Republic, and Foreign Policy, among other publications. Author Website 

Previously on Cover to Cover 

June 2014 featured Wall Street Journal‘s Senior Energy Reporter Russell Gold on his book The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World. The call was moderated by Bill Clifford, President and CEO, World Affairs Councils of America. 

Click here to Listen to a Recording of the Call 

May 2014 featured Professor Daniel W. Drezner of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University on his book The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression. The call was moderated by Bill Clifford.

Click here to Listen to a Recording of the Call 

April 2014 featured Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Professor David M. Lampton on his book Following the Leader: Ruling China, from Deng Xiaoping to Xi Jinping. The call was moderated by Bill Clifford.

Click here to Listen to a Recording of the Call 

March 2014 featured Harvard Professor David Keith on his book A Case for Climate Engineering. The call was moderated by Bill Clifford.

Click Here to Listen to a Recording of the Call

February 2014 featured Marwan Muasher, former Foreign Minister of Jordan, and Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, on his new book The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism. The call was moderated by Bill Clifford.

Click Here to Listen to a Recording of the Call

January 2014 featured Peter W. Singer, Senior Fellow and Director, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings Institution, and author of Cybersecurity and Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know on Wednesday, January 8. The call was moderated by Bill Clifford.

Click here to listen to a recording of the call

“Cover to Cover” is provided by the World Affairs Councils of America to its network members. The Tennessee World Affairs Council, as a member of the network, is pleased to share this opportunity with you.

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