Wednesday, Nov. 7

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Promenade Foyer

Mayflower Hotel

Conference Check-in

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Chinese Room

Mayflower Hotel

Fall Leadership Professional Workshops 

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Dr. Carol O'Donnell


Science Education Center

The Smithsonian Institution

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Christoph Mücher


Deutschlandjahr USA

Goethe-Institut Washington

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Sandy Campbell

Executive Director

Sante Fe Council on Intl Relations

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Patricia Preston

Executive Director

Vermont Council on World Affairs

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Amy Miller

Director of Education

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Chinese Room

Mayflower Hotel

Annual Membership Meeting

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Amb. (Ret.) Roman Popadiuk


WACA Board of Directors

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Bill Clifford

President and CEO


5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Chinese Room

Mayflower Hotel

Welcome Reception

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Grand Ballroom

Mayflower Hotel

Opening Dinner Keynote

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Ivo H. Daalder


Chicago Council on Global Affairs

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Michèle Flournoy (Moderator) 

Co-Founder and Managing Dir.

WestExec Advisors

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James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies

Maurice R. Greenberg Chair 

Council on Foreign Relations

8:45 PM - 9:45 PM

Senate Room

Mayflower Hotel

Student Scholars & Young Professionals Event

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Diane Bernabei

Senior Academic Programs Coordinator

Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs 

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

The Johns Hopkins University