The World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) represents and supports the largest national non-partisan network of local councils that are dedicated
to educating, inspiring and engaging Americans in international affairs and the critical global issues of our times. Most of the 100 local World Affairs Councils in the United States are part of this association in order to better serve their members. Member organizations enjoy a variety of unique benefits, including access to nationwide program series, discounts on a number of international journals and publications, reduced rates during our annual National Conference, monthly updates on available speakers. A significant benefit is the opportunity to network and share ideas with colleagues from across the country.
See the list of WACA Member Councils: http://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/2011/main/home.cfm?Database=about_us&Category=Member_Councils&Section=Main
We invite World Affairs Council Inland Southern California members to participate in any of the following programs:
Held annually during the second week of November in Washington D.C., the goal of the conference is to engage regional World Affairs Council leaders and members from the business, civic, and education communities with top policy-makers and influential experts on critical issues and policy topics. Find out more about this year’s conference at the above link.
2015 National Conference
Leading America: Foreign Policy Challenges and the 2016 Election
November 11-13, 2015
The Fairfax at Embassy Row
2100 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
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.
‘Cover to Cover’ Monthly Author Series
Cover to Cover conference calls are opportunities for Council leaders, members, and supporters to engage with esteemed authors on critical issues. Cover to Cover authors often welcome invitations to speak at Councils.
Archived recordings of past calls could be of value to real book clubs that have selected to read and discuss the books used in past sessions of Cover to Cover. Select the book and the recording at: http://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/2011/main/home.cfm?Database=programs&Category=Cover%20to%20Cover&Section=Main
In 2011, the World Affairs Councils of America launched its national network Hot Topics discussion for World Affairs council members via conference calls. As events of historic proportions continue to unfold around the world, the calls continue and are offered periodically based on expert speaker availability and breaking news. Some of the calls have been recorded and archived for access by local World Affairs Council members and leaders: http://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/2011/main/home.cfm?Database=virtual_library&Category=Main&Section=Main (scroll to WACA Hot Topics)
Special Topics Programs Offered Through Competitive Grants
These program opportunities change annually and are generally funded by groups with a desire to spread information to the types of people who participate in World Affairs Council programs. The World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California has participated in the following such programs”
This program is co-sponsored by the European Union Delegation to the U.S. Using the time period on or around May 9, Europe Day, as a focal point, this Engage America program is designed to raise awareness, knowledge, and understanding about EU policies, the EU's role as an international
actor, and the value of the EU-US relationship.
Spotlight on Turkey, sponsored by the Turkish Cultural Foundation in collaboration with the World Affairs Councils of America runs a full calendar year and focuses on giving an overview of Turkey's rich culture. It consists of a spring Teacher Workshop, a Teacher Study Tour in the summer, and public cultural programs in the fall.
Find out more about the World Affairs Councils of America network http://www.worldaffairscouncils.org/2011/main/index.cfm?CFID=3058080&CFTOKEN=5e9cf33d2c66d978-15475F47-D609-73AE-4507CDC037E2B084