It’s another great week of virtual events available to you through the network of World Affairs Councils of America.
Most of these programs from network councils are free (and welcome members and friends from sister councils). Some may ask a small donation. Most are virtual replacements for in-person events at world affairs councils.
We hope this list is helpful to understanding what’s going on in the world please let us know and we’ll continue to provide it among regular calendar of global affairs awareness posts, emails and social media.
Enjoy and let us know what you think!
p.s. Don’t forget to signup for the special program with U.S. Institute of Peace President Nancy Lindborg. Details and registration link below.
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- World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts Ambassador (ret.) Ryan Crocker, Diplomat in Residence at Princeton University, for “Lessons from a Long War: The U.S. in the Middle East.”
- Upstate International hosts Heidi Kuhn, Founder and CEO of Roots of Peace, and Ellie Cutright, Research Technician at APOPO, for “Turning Land Mines Into Farmland: Planting Sustainable Peace.”
- World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Jim Reed, President of the YKK America Corporation, for “Cycle of Goodness: Leadership Lesson.”
- Tennessee World Affairs Council hosts former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and Dr. James Hildreth, President and CEO of Meharry Medical College, for “Nashville and COVID-19.”
- Tennessee World Affairs Council hosts Ambassador (ret.) Charles Bower and LCDR Patrick Ryan, President of Tennessee WAC, for “Global Engagement: News Review.”
- Colorado Foothills World Affairs Council hosts Shayma Jannat, Hong Kong Desk Officer in the Office of Chinese Affairs U.S. Department of State, for “The Latest on China, Hong Kong, and the Asian Pacific Region.”
- World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts professor Kenneth Barnes, Gordon-Conwell, for “Redeeming Capitalism.”
- Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts author Joshua Hammer for “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Beyond.”
- Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall hosts a panel of experts for “Caltech and JPL Tackle a Pandemic.”
- Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall hosts California’s Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis for “2020 Foreign Direct Investment Report Release.”
- World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana hosts Ked Stanfield, Executive Director of Louisville Grows, and Raúl Valenzuela, Co-Founder of Lima Compost, for “Sustaining the Environment & Growing Healthier Neighborhoods During a Pandemic.”
- World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Arlette Guthrie, Vice President of Human Resources at The Home Depot, for “The COVID Pivot.”
- International Relations Council (Kansas City) hosts Sam Brannen, Head of the Risk and Foresight Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and Dan Mahanty, Director of the U.S. Program at the Center for Civilians in Conflict, for “International Cooperation in Responding to Crisis.”
- World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and World Affairs Council of Jacksonville host David Ignatius, Prize-Winning Columnist for The Washington Post, and David Sanger, National Security Correspondent for the New York Times, for “The Pundits & The Paladin.”
- World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosts John Fund, National Affairs Reporter for the National Review, for “Sweden, UK, and the U.S.“
- World Affairs Council of Seattle hosts Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, for “The Future of Globalization.”
- Colorado Springs World Affairs Council hosts Thomas Kent, Senior Fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, for “Messages from Moscow: How Russia Works to Influence American Citizens and Voters.”
- World Affairs Council of Greater Reading hosts professor Sudip Ghosh, Penn State Berks, for “Great Decisions: India and Pakistan.”
- World Affairs (Northern California) hosts a panel of experts for “Advancing Community Rights Through Peacebuilding.”
- WorldDenver hosts Chargé d’Affaires James Story, Venezuela Affairs Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, for “A Conversation on U.S.-Venezuelan Relations.” **All World Affairs Council members across the network can use the code “WDMEMBER” for a discount member rate.
- World Affairs Council of Greater Houston hosts The Honorable Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State, and professor Philip Zelikow, University of Virginia, for “To Build a Better World.”
- World Affairs Council of Jacksonville hosts Ambassador (ret.) Nancy Soderberg, President and CEO of Soderberg Global Solutions, for “The Hidden News Behind COVID-19.”
- World Affairs Council of Atlanta hosts Stacey Abrams, former Minority Leader of the Georgia House, for “Challenges Facing Global Democracies Amid COVID-19.” **Members-only event: WAC Atlanta is now offering digital memberships for non-GA residents.
- World Affairs Council of the Desert hosts former Congressman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) for “The Pandemic Crisis: Behind the Scenes in Washington.”
- Cleveland Council on World Affairs hosts Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Founding Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, for “COVID-19 and the Transatlantic Relationship.”
- World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth hosts Ambassador (ret.) Dennis Ross, William Davidson Distinguished Fellow Counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, for “Leading Israel: Lessons from the Past for the Present.”
- World Affairs Council of St. Louis hosts Shima Rostami, Director of Gateway Human Trafficking, for “Great Decisions: Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.”
- Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts Braden Allenby, Distinguished Sustainability Scientist for the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, for “Engineering Resilience.”
- World Affairs Council of Charlotte hosts Anna Fifield, Beijing Bureau Chief for The Washington Post, for “The Great Successor.”
- Montana World Affairs Council hosts Ilse-Mari Lee, Dean of the Honors College at Montana State University, for “Connect Montana.”
- Foreign Policy Association hosts Pano Yannakogeorgos, Clinical Associate Professor at New York University, for “Pathways for Cyber Peace in an Age of Constant Conflict.”
- World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts hosts journalist Lisa Napoli for “CNN & the Impact of the 24-Hour News Cycle on Global Events.”
- World Affairs (Northern California) hosts a panel of experts for “Manufacturing, LA, and COVID-19.”
- WorldBoston hosts Adil Najam, Inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, for “Great Decisions: India & Pakistan.”
- Santa Fe Council on International Relations hosts attorney Rebecca Kitson and Kimberly Gauderman, Faculty Affiliate at the University of New Mexico’s School of Law, for “Immigration, Asylum, and Coronavirus.”
- Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall hosts a panel of experts for “Coronavirus and Truth Decay.”
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