Upcoming Events

    • September 21, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)

    The San Diego World Affairs Council presents the
    "Distinguished Speaker" Series

    Jack Devine & Jonathan Ward, Ph.D.  

    Jack Devine, former CIA top Spymaster
    Jonathan Ward, Ph.D., China Scholar


    Russia & China - Preparing America for Our Greatest Strategic Challenge 

    Tuesday, 21st September 2021 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. (PST) 

    Zoom Link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88308438070?pwd=aU13cTZYTklPWFhSc29jZ08yekM3UT09

    Jack Devine is a thirty-two-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency who served at the pinnacle of his career as the CIA’s top spymaster—Acting Deputy Director of the CIA’s operations outside the United States, in which capacity he had supervisory authority over thousands of CIA employees involved in sensitive missions throughout the world. He is also a founding partner and the president of the Arkin Group, an international risk consulting and intelligence firm.

    Mr. Devine’s international experience with the U.S. government included postings to Latin America and Europe. During his more than 30 years with the CIA, Mr. Devine was involved in organizing, planning and executing countless sensitive projects in virtually all areas of intelligence, including analysis, operations, technology and management. He is the recipient of the Agency’s Distinguished Intelligence Medal and several meritorious awards.

    He is a recognized expert in Intelligence matters and has written Op-Ed articles for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Foreign Affairs Magazine, The World Policy Journal, Politico and The Atlantic Monthly. He has also made guest appearances on National Press Club, CNN, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, Fox News, CSPAN, Bloomberg News as well as the History and Discovery channels, PBS, NPR and ABC Radio.

    Dr. Jonathan D. T. Ward is an internationally recognized expert on Chinese global strategy and US-China competition. He earned his PhD in China-India relations at the University of Oxford and his undergraduate degree at Columbia University where he studied Russian and Chinese language.

    Dr. Ward brings a unique perspective on China, India, and US-China strategic competition to global audiences and businesses given his background of on-the-ground global travel, foreign languages, scholarly work, and extensive geopolitical consulting for large organizations. He lived and traveled globally for over a decade, in China, India, Russia, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. He speaks Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and Arabic.

    Dr. Ward has consulted for the US Department of Defense, Fortune 500 corporations, and leading asset managers on US-China global competition and Chinese grand strategy. He is a frequently invited speaker for government, military, industry, and financial audiences. He has briefed the US Defense Intelligence Agency, US Indo-Pacific Command, the US Department of Commerce, US Strategic Command, the US Department of Homeland Security, the US Chamber of Commerce, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and the diplomatic missions of India, the United Kingdom, and Australia to the US, as well as leading corporations in the defense, aerospace, technology, financial services, telecommunications, automotive, and industrial sectors.

    In January 2020, Dr. Ward was commended by the President of the United States in his remarks to industry leaders at the White House at the signing ceremony of the US-China Phase One Trade Deal. He was recently selected for the Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and is a member of the Next Generation National Security Leaders Program at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC.

    Zoom Link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88308438070?pwd=aU13cTZYTklPWFhSc29jZ08yekM3UT09

    • October 13, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)

    The San Diego World Affairs Council presents the
    "Distinguished Speaker" Series

    Peter Núñez 

    Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement under President George Bush
    Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection 


    "Politics has affected border security, immigration, and drug trafficking: How our federal government has failed in its essential duty to ensure that the 'laws are faithfully executed'" 

    Wednesday, 13th October 2021 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. (PST) 

    Zoom link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81805323523?pwd=M3BBZ2s2dmR3WXJHYkJqYVRLbitoZz09

    Peter K. Núñez began his career in law enforcement in 1972 as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorneys Office in San Diego, California. He held a number of positions in that office before being appointed as the U.S. Attorney by President Ronald Reagan in 1982. Mr. Núñez served as the U.S. Attorney through August of 1988, when he left to become a litigation partner in the San Diego office of one of California's largest civil law firms.

    In 1990, he was appointed by President George Bush to be the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Enforcement in Washington, D.C. He was responsible for all law enforcement functions of the Treasury Department, including the Customs Service, the Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the Criminal Investigations Division of the Internal Revenue Service, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Mr. Núñez also served as the Chairman of the Southwest Border Committee, which had primary responsibility for the coordination of law enforcement activities along the U.S.-Mexican border, and chaired Project Northstar on the U.S.-Canadian border. He also served as the co-chairman of the U.S. National Central Bureau of INTERPOL.

    During his tenure as Assistant Secretary, Mr. Núñez represented the United States in numerous bilateral and multilateral negotiations relating to international money laundering. He represented the Treasury Department and its law enforcement bureaus in bilateral and multilateral efforts to improve coordination and cooperation among the international law enforcement community. Finally, he coordinated the Treasury Department’s law enforcement efforts with the Departments of Justice, State, Defense, and other appropriate departments and agencies.

    He was a member and past president of the San Diego Crime Commission, the past vice president of the San Diego Prevention Coalition, a member of the Board of Directors of the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Board of Visitors at the University of San Diego School of Law. He has been a lecturer in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of San Diego from 1997 to 2013, specializing in criminal justice, transnational crime and terrorism, and immigration policy.

    Between 1998 and 2004 he provided training, advice, and technical assistance to various foreign governments with respect to legal reform and the improvement of their criminal justice systems. He has been a law enforcement advisor to the Governments of Armenia and El Salvador under a program sponsored by the Treasury Department. He has also worked with government officials in Georgia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Kuwait, Qatar, Egypt, Turkey, Brazil, Israel, China, and India in the development of legal reforms in criminal justice and law enforcement. Mr. Núñez currently serves as the West Region Director of Forfeiture Support Associates, a nationwide government contractor providing support services to many federal law enforcement agencies and the U. S. Attorneys Office.

    Mr. Núñez graduated from Duke University in 1964, served in the U.S. Navy, and attended law school at the University of San Diego, graduating cum laude in 1970. Upon graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk for the Honorable Gordon Thompson, Jr., U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of California.

    Zoom link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81805323523?pwd=M3BBZ2s2dmR3WXJHYkJqYVRLbitoZz09

    • October 19, 2021
    • (PDT)

    The San Diego World Affairs Council presents the
    "Distinguished Speaker" Series

    Alan Bersin 

    Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs and Chief & Diplomatic Officer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (retired) 
    Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection


    "The Continuing Consequences of Our Broken Immigration System: From Trump to Biden" 

    Tuesday, 19th October 2021 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. (PST) 

    Zoom link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84839905885?pwd=K2YrOGlmbkVVMjNUdUlCdGkrLzJFZz09

    Since leaving public service in January 2017, Alan Bersin has served at the global law firm of Covington & Burling as a Senior Advisor to the Firm; as an Inaugural Senior Fellow in the Homeland Security Project at the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government; as a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington D.C.; as Inaugural North America Fellow at the Canada Institute and the Mexico Institute (Wilson Center).

    He is Chairman of BorderWorks Group, a consulting firm specializing in matters of Border Security and Management, including infrastructure projects on U.S. land borders with Canada and Mexico; and Executive Chairman of Altana AI, an enterprise devoted to providing a shared artificial intelligence model of the global supply chain to help governments, enterprises, and financial institutions to see across borders, manage risk, and improve global commerce.

    Between 2012 and 2017, Bersin served (at various times) as Assistant Secretary for Policy & International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In those capacities, Bersin led DHS’s transnational engagement, served as the principal advisor to the Secretary on international affairs, and oversaw the Department’s strategic planning and policy formulation functions. Between 2012 and 2015, Bersin served as Vice President of INTERPOL for the Americas Region and as a member of the INTERPOL Executive Committee. He currently serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the INTERPOL Foundation based in Geneva.

    From 2010 to 2011, Bersin served as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a position from which he oversaw the operations of CBP’s 58,000-employee work force and managed an operating budget of more than $12 billion. Bersin guided CBP’s efforts to secure the nation’s borders and mitigate threats while expediting lawful trade and travel.

    In 2009, Bersin served as Assistant Secretary and Special Representative for Border Affairs in the Department of Homeland Security. In this capacity, he served as lead representative for DHS on border affairs and strategy regarding security, immigration, narcotics, and trade matters as well as for coordinating the Department’s security initiatives along the nation’s borders.

    Prior to his DHS experience, President Bill Clinton appointed, and the U.S. Senate confirmed, Bersin to serve in the Department of Justice as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California. Bersin served as the U.S. Attorney for nearly five years, during which time he was the Attorney General’s Southwest Border Representative (the so-called Border Czar) responsible for coordinating federal law enforcement on the border from South Texas to Southern California.

    Bersin has also held numerous distinguished state and local government positions, including serving as California's Secretary of Education, Superintendent of Public Education in San Diego, and Chairman of the San Diego Airport Authority. Before entering public service, Bersin was a senior partner in the law firm of Munger Tolles & Olson. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy.

    He received his A.B. in Government from Harvard College (magna cum laude) from where he was selected as a member of the All East, All New England and All Ivy Football Teams. In 1995, he was named to the Harvard University Athletic Hall of Fame. From 1969 to 1971, Mr. Bersin attended Balliol College at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. In 1974, he received his J.D. from the Yale Law School. He is currently a member of the Bars of California, Alaska and the District of Columbia.

    Zoom link - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84839905885?pwd=K2YrOGlmbkVVMjNUdUlCdGkrLzJFZz09

Past events

July 08, 2021 U.S. Soft Power in Foreign Policy Series - Daniel Miller - "A Cowboy in Mongolia - In Search of the Sacred in the Steppes”
June 10, 2021 U.S. Soft Power in Foreign Policy Series - Col. Christopher Conlin - "Iraq: Iron Hand, Velvet Glove, Glass House - Employing Soft Power in Hard Places"
May 13, 2021 Distinguished Speaker Series - Anish Goel, Ph.D. - "India in South Asia: Fraught Regional Relationships"
May 12, 2021 U.S. Soft Power in Foreign Policy Series Part IV
April 21, 2021 U.S. Soft Power in Foreign Policy Series Part III - Forging Public-Private Partnerships in Health Systems Strengthening
April 20, 2021 Distinguished Speaker Series - Richard Nuccio, Ph.D. & Giles Dickenson-Jones - "Myanmar: Development, Democracy, and Despair"
March 31, 2021 U.S. Soft Power in Foreign Policy Series Part II
March 16, 2021 Distinguished Speaker Series - Audie de Castro, Esq. - "Trade and Tourism in the Philippines"
February 16, 2021 Distinguished Speaker Series - David Pasquini on "The United Kingdom: A Year of Global Leadership"
February 11, 2021 Healing the Political Divide: A Path Forward Virtual Event
January 21, 2021 Human Rights Movements in China and China’s Responses
January 07, 2021 Islam, Authoritarianism, and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison
December 17, 2020 The History of the Ottoman Empire and its Subsequent Breakup after WWI
December 10, 2020 Ambassador in Baku: Politics, Petroleum, & Nagorno-Karabakh
December 10, 2020 "Foreign Policy Changes after January" with Ambassador Ronald Neumann
November 19, 2020 “Bulgaria: Political, Economic, and Commercial Crossroads Today”
November 19, 2020 NCC Online Presentation
November 18, 2020 CAMPAIGN 2020 DECONSTRUCTED
November 10, 2020 US-China Relations after the Election: The Specter of Decoupling
November 10, 2020 FREE WEBINAR - The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution
November 10, 2020 The Wall Street Journal & Infragard San Diego Present: “360 Degrees Of A Ransomware Attack: Decision Points in Defense, Response and Mitigation”
November 09, 2020 Global Minnesota in partnership with WACA presents The Man Who Ran Washington:The Life and Times of James A. Baker III
October 24, 2020 Annual Membership Meeting (Zoom) and Presentation by Ambassador Bindenagel on behalf of Wunderbar Together
October 22, 2020 "U.S. Relations with Pakistan and The South Asia Region"
October 20, 2020 "North Korea in the Next Administration’s Foreign Policy"
October 15, 2020 Webinar with John Brennan and Janet Napolitano
September 30, 2020 “WILL THE SINO-US COLD WAR GO HOT? How Asia’s Geopolitical Clash will Dominate the Next Administration”
August 25, 2020 SDWAC warmly welcomes the International Rescue Committee (IRC) of San Diego Executive Director, Donna Duvin "From Harm to Home: Arc of the Refugee Crisis: Global Challenges, Local Solutions”
August 20, 2020 The San Diego World Affairs Council is honored to support the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) presentation - Race: “A Path Forward” How do we talk about race in a way that unites and strengthens us as a community?
August 20, 2020 The San Diego World Affairs Council is honored to co-sponsor for the first time an exciting virtual event with Friends of Liberia* “Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia”
August 20, 2020 The San Diego World Affairs Council invites you to register for "U.S. & Germany: Strained Alliance?" with German Ambassador to the U.S., Emily Haber
August 13, 2020 San Diego World Affairs Council is honored to support WAC-Orange County's presentation: “Becoming Kim Jong Un: Insights Into North Korea’s Dangerous and Enigmatic Dictator” with Dr. Jung H. Pak
July 22, 2020 Where Does the Money Come From? Financing International Terrorism featuring Dr. Ian Oxnevad
July 13, 2020 The World: A Conversation with Dr. Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations “Making Sense of a World in Crisis — Through the Eyes of a Foreign Policy Expert”
June 18, 2020 The Scientist and the Spy
March 20, 2020 *Postponed* Honoring M.C. Madhu Madhavan
January 15, 2020 "From Dictatorship to Democracy? Myanmar's Uneasy Transition" A Conversation with Dr. Nuccio
December 19, 2019 An Overview of the Mexican Consulate in San Diego with Consul General Gutierrez
November 21, 2019 "Putin and Trump 2.0: The Perils of Presidential Diplomacy" Remarks from Ambassador John Beyrle
October 29, 2019 "Kashmir: Where Identity Rises Above Territory" Remarks by Professor Dipak Gupta
October 14, 2019 "From Soft Power to Hard Truths: Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomacy" Remarks by Bennett Freeman
September 23, 2019 "America...and the Great Power Competition" Remarks by Vice Admiral Charles Martoglio
August 28, 2019 "Fusion Energy Research and the Creation of Miniature Stars for Electricity"
July 31, 2019 "Global Engagement and the Modern Public Research University" featuring Chancellor Khosla
June 22, 2019 REGISTER NOW! 2019 SDWAC Annual Membership Meeting
May 07, 2019 "Perspective on current U.S. Navy strategy, undersea capabilities and the Submarine Force in San Diego."
March 21, 2019 “U.S. Trade Policy toward China: heading toward trade war or deal?"
February 23, 2019 2019 Annual Dinner
January 24, 2019 “Global Climate Change: Evidence, Scientific Basis, and Selected Impacts”
December 11, 2018 “Health and Peace-building in Africa”
November 15, 2018 “Nicaragua: Revolution and Restoration”
October 15, 2018 “U.S. policy towards India and the Indo-Pacific”
September 26, 2018 “What Diplomats Do and Why It (Still) Matters”
August 30, 2018 Fighting for Cyber Supremacy in an Age of Extremism
July 26, 2018 U.S. trade policy and the economics of trade in today’s technology-driven global era.
June 26, 2018 "Why Mexico's Election, NAFTA and U.S.-Mexico Relations Are Important to You."
June 16, 2018 REGISTER NOW! Annual Membership Meeting
May 23, 2018 May 23, 2018 -- Ukraine: Russian Interference and How the U.S. Can Bolster Ukrainian Security
April 27, 2018 Annual Dinner and Presentation on "Middle East Meltdown: Causes and Consequences"
April 03, 2018 SOLD OUT! Immigration and Border Issues: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be
February 21, 2018 Mexico's Upcoming Elections and What They Mean for the U.S.
January 24, 2018 "China in the Wake of the Party Conference"
December 06, 2017 Is the Turkish Partnership Doomed?
November 28, 2017 Movie Screening: America's Diplomats
November 02, 2017 Russia: Preventing Peace on Its Periphery
October 19, 2017 NAFTA: A Make or Break Moment?
October 06, 2017 Three Elections and a Brexit: The Unraveling of Europe?
September 22, 2017 South Sudan: Crisis and Conflict in the World's Newest Country
August 28, 2017 U.S. Alliances in the Indo-Pacific: A Practitioner's Perspective
August 14, 2017 Life as a Military Officer in the Middle East
July 25, 2017 Tijuana Day Trip
July 12, 2017 Trade Routes and the Evolving Geopolitics of the Middle East
June 29, 2017 Fiber Optics: History, Security, Applications and More
June 22, 2017 Dealing With a Dangerous and Challenging World -- The Physics and Economics of Defense
June 17, 2017 Rising Tensions on the Korean Peninsula: How Does This End?
June 15, 2017 Guantanamo Bay -- Al Qaeda’s Nuremberg: An Inside Look at 9/11 Justice
June 08, 2017 Is the Syrian Regime Survival Guaranteed in Moscow? Origins and Prospects for Relations Between Syria and Russia
June 01, 2017 North County Chapter Annual Meeting
May 01, 2017 Economic Sanctions
April 29, 2017 The Philippines Under President Duterte: Nagging Questions and an Optimistic Outlook
March 18, 2017 Growing the Game: Baseball's Plans for Global Expansion
February 13, 2017 Annual Dinner

Upcoming WAC Events

Embassy Row Live! Qatar: Women's Status; NATO 2030 Recap; Star Speakers; Atlanta Summit on Global Health; WACA Best Practices in June; WACA & Councils Hiring; AWQ Task Force; and more!

Note: This week's Weekly World News Update will appear on Thursday.
President's Letter
Dear Friends,
Opening up – again, ever gradually. Reflecting on how to bridge so many divides. Airing our ideas, with civility, as we move forward in our work - from home, office, some favorite third place, or some combination thereof.
We, the pandemic survivors, have been living so much history these past 15 months – mostly indoors, never leaving home without a mask. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s easing of COVID restrictions on May 21 (more still to be lifted on June 11) has made it possible for a lot of us in the nation's capital to see smiles and have our smiles seen. I find it moving. (Whereas my first few handshakes – three, to be exact – have been oddly awkward.)
For the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, join CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, who gives a keynote talk at WAC Atlanta's Global Health Summit today (June 2).

Questions from Council colleagues about when and how to reopen for in-person events are streaming into WACA. Council leaders from KC, Denver, LA, and Jacksonville among others will have even better advice, so please be sure to join our June 24 Programming After COVID Best Practices session.
Exactly a year ago, I wrote the network calling for a moment of silence for George Floyd. Today, President Biden traveled to Oklahoma to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre and outline his administration's plans to combat racial inequality. Councils are working hard to build diversity, equity, and inclusion into their programming, outreach, and organizational DNA. I commend WorldBoston's June 8 convening "scoop": Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley is the State Department's inaugural Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Don't miss her in conversation with Ambassador Nick Burns.
Turning to what I call peak Zoom (for me May was a personal record), I'm looking forward to "less is moreI" One that I am excited to flag is the Traverse City International Affairs Forum's Foreign Policy Mashup, June 17, featuring yours truly. I’ll be airing some thoughts on the domestic-international connection in U.S. foreign policy and a handful of critical issues shaping America’s role in the world.
This conversation is one of several this month that will help frame the WACA 2021 National Conference. We will celebrate WACA’s 35th anniversary as a national association during our November 16-19 event at The Mayflower Hotel. I can hardly wait to see you here in DC for what will be a memorable reunion!
Warm regards and happy Pride Month,
Bill Clifford
President and CEO
Embassy Row Live! with Dr. Hend Al-Muftah
Qatar: Women's Status & Expected Democracy
Thursday, June 3, at 12:00 PM ET
Join us Thursday, June 3 at 12:00 PM ET for WACA's Embassy Row Live! - conversations that bring diplomacy directly to you. This special platform spotlights distinguished diplomats and foreign dignitaries to share new ideas, policy developments, and possible solutions to critical international challenges.

Dr. Hend Al-Muftah is one of the first female Qataris to be appointed by the Emir as a member of Qatar's Shura Council. Dr. Al-Muftah will join us in examining women's status in Qatar, the upcoming Shura Council election, and expected democracy.
Star Speakers This Week
Evgenia Arbugaeva
National Geographic Fellow
Amb. Capricia Marshall
Amb.-in-Res., Atlantic Council
Robin Nandy
Chief of Immunization, UNICEF
Jason Riley
 Sen. Fellow, Manhattan Institute
Laura Belmonte
Professor, Virginia Tech
Joyce Davis
President, WAC Harrisburg
Recordings for NATO 2030:
Strengthening the Alliance to Address New Security Threats
With the next Summit of Allied Leaders set to take place at NATO headquarters in Brussels on June 14, the World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) presented this forward-looking online speaker series May 17-27, 2021 with six World Affairs Councils across the network hosting senior-level NATO officials and ambassadors from Allied countries! Be sure to visit our dedicated website for this special program.

NATO 2030 YouTube Playlist

Did you miss any of last week's NATO 2030 programs? You can find the recordings on WACA's YouTube Channel as well as on the nato2030waca.org homepage.
9th Annual Atlanta Summit on Global Health:
The Race to Beat Covid-10
June 1 - 3, 2021
The World Affairs Council of Atlanta –in collaboration with CARE USA, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and The Carter Center – hosts its 9th annual Atlanta Global Health Summit. The Summit convenes health experts from the public and private sectors, including senior CDC leadership, Washington policymakers and think tanks, and health experts from the US, the United Kingdom, Africa and India.

Speakers include CDC Director Rochelle Walensky.
WACA Best Practices: Programming Beyond Covid
Thursday, June 24, at 3:00 PM ET
WACA is please to host the fourth WACA Best Practices Session this month! On Thursday, June 24, at 3:00 PM ET, we will consider what programming beyond Covid looks like for the World Affairs Councils network.

The program will begin with a presentation from Nathan Hermiston, Senior Vice President of Sales and Services for Visit KC, who will paint the national landscape of event trends, event spaces, hybrid opportunities, and more. 

Then John Krieger, Executive Director of WorldDenver, will guide us through a conversation with fellow Council representatives Marian Shima, Vice President of Events and Public Affairs at the Los Angeles WAC & TH, and Trina Medarev, Executive Director and CEO of WAC Jacksonville.

After hearing from these insightful colleagues, stay on the line for small-group discussions. Different groups will cover in-person safety considerations and hybrid event considerations. When you register, please indicate which group you would like to join! (If you can, do hold an extra 30 minutes for extended informal discussion from 4:00-4:30 PM ET.)

While you’re at it, please mark your calendars for the next WACA Best Practices Session on Thursday, July 8 at 3:00 PM ET on Organizational Mergers in World Affairs Councils.
Note: Registration is open to Council staff and boards. More than one person per Council may attend.
Watch the April and May Best Practice Sessions' Diversity Recordings

Member Councils can access the April and May WACA Best Practices Sessions: (1) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and (2) Diversity in Programming and Young Professionals recordings and materials by visiting the Members Resources webpage and selecting the "Best Practices Meetings" square.

Highlights of Past Events

“Bulgaria: Political, Economic, and Commercial Crossroads Today” PDF

“From Harm to Home: Arc of the Refugee Crisis: Global Challenges, Local Solutions" PDF

Check Out the Full Presentation Recording in DropBox HERE!


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