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Protect Exchanges – Support Diplomacy

Dear WAC Friends: International exchange programs have always received bi-partisan support in Congress. However, the White House’s newly released FY2018 budget calls for an unprecedented cut of 28 percent to the Department of State. While we don’t know by what amount, it is clear that the administration will soon propose steep cuts to the Bureau […]

WAC is hiring a part-time Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator!

Position Description Job Title: Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator Program: Across programs Positions Type: Hourly to start; 30 hrs/week, $13/hr Supervisor: Executive Director Position Summary The Marketing, Communications and Events Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of communications and marketing efforts across all programs of the organization. The Coordinator will take the lead on event logistics, […]

Congratulations to DuPont Manual High School!

2017 Academic WorldQuest™ Regional Competition, 1st Place: DuPont Manual High School World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana Team members: Agharnan Gandhi, Mark Raj, Aditya Mehta, Abilash Thout, Matthew Raj; Coach: Esther Tamplin Congratulations to Coach Esther Tamplin and the team from DuPont Manual High School! This team placed 1st overall at the regional round […]

IRIN’s Ten humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017

Ten humanitarian stories to look out for in 2017 http://www.irinnews.org/analysis/2017/01/02/ten-humanitarian-stories-look-out-2017 2 January 2017 While 2016 taught us to expect the unexpected, IRIN’s eyes and ears on the ground have given us an idea of what to look out for in the new year. We can’t promise everyone else will be covering these stories, but here […]

CSIS 2017 Global Forecast

Global Forecast is an annual collection of essays by CSIS experts focused on the critical issues facing the U.S. and the world in the year ahead.   Click on the following link to access the Global Forecast: https://csis-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/publication/161219_GlobalForecast_2017.pdf 1. WHAT ARE THE MAIN NATIONAL SECURITY CHALLENGES FACING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION? John J. Hamre 2. IS THE […]

North Korea’s fifth nuclear test

Written by: Tariq Rauf, Programme Director, Disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute 9 September 2016 Original article can be found here:         The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has reported that at 00:30 UTC, a seismic event of magnitude 5.3 was detected in North Korea […]

Will Syria’s Ceasefire Hold? The 3 Signs to Watch.

Written by Zack Beauchamp on September 13, 2016, 10:10 a.m. ET | @zackbeauchamp | zack@vox.com Original article can be found here:       Some of the guns have gone quiet in Syria. It’s nearly 24 hours into the Syria ceasefire arrangement, and despite several reported instances of fighting and explosions, independent observers say there have been no […]

Pope’s Europe Speech a Boost to Anti-Brexit Campaign

EU leaders pleased that Pope Francis called for European unity, not division. Written by FLORIAN EDER  5/6/16, 9:15 PM CET Original article can be found here: VATICAN CITY — Nigel Baker has a reputation in the Vatican for being an efficient British ambassador to the Holy See. He had plenty of reason to celebrate on Friday as it appeared that […]

Congratulations to DuPont Manual High School!

2016 Academic WorldQuest™ Competition, 5th Place: DuPont Manual High School World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana Team members: Shravan Ravishankar, Madan Subheeswar, Abilash Thout, Mark Raj; Coach: Esther Tamplin Congratulations to Coach Esther Tamplin and the team from DuPont Manual High School! This team placed 5th overall at the World Affairs Councils of America’s 2016 […]