German Marshall Fund
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is again assisting the German Marshall Fund of the United States in its search for at least two Texans who will become Marshall Fellows and observe "transatlantic institutions that link the United States and its European allies."
For more than three decades the German Marshall Fund has arranged all expenses-paid, transatlantic exchanges of the brightest minds in the fields of business, politics, media and non-governmental organizations. These Fellows must be 28-40 and cannot nominate themselves. The deadline for submitting a nomination is 5 PM on September 21. Visit the application page to see the guidelines.
Read more about the Marshall Fund at gmfus.org. World Affairs Council member Dylan Lockett of Arlington is a 2014-15 Marshall Fellow.
Travel to Morocco
On March 4-17, 2016, Jim Falk, President and CEO of World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and Morocco's Honorary Consul or Texas will be leading a 14 day comprehensive journey through Morocco. Cities Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech will be visited as well as the High Atlas mountains and vast Sahara, with stops in Erfoud and Ouarzazate, ending in Casablanca.
Five UNESCO World Heritage sites are included in the tour along with a private dinner in the traditional home of a Fez family and tea with a Berber family in their cave dwelling. Also planned is a visit to the U.S. Embassy and other special events to learn more about the region.
WACA National Board Election
Roman Popadiuk, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine with more than three decades of experience in foreign service, has been elected Chairman of the National Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America. A principal at Morgan Lewis Consulting, he formerly was executive director of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation at Texas A&M University.
Council President and CEO James N. Falk was a member of the WACA selection committee.