Angélica talks with Mr. Charles Stout, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council, about his recent trip to Qatar. Mr. Stout was selected from a competitive process to participate in a WACA Leadership Mission to Qatar in October 2018, sponsored by the Embassy of the State of Qatar.
For more than 20 years, the WACA National Office has arranged in-depth fact-finding trips as a benefit to Council leaders, stakeholders, and members, as well as WACA partners. Through Leadership Missions and Study Tours, WACA has given groups of professionals the opportunity to engage in dialogue with top government officials, business leaders, journalists, and other experts to gain a better understanding of the political, national security, economic, social, and cultural landscape of the host country.
With a focus also on key issues shaping bilateral relations with the United States, this WACA Leadership Mission will allow participants to use their firsthand knowledge of Qatar to design and present Council programs, events, and activities that foster genuine grassroots understanding of and international engagement with Qatar in their local communities. Itineraries and professional meetings were organized by the Embassy of Qatar. Arrangements were made for the WACA delegation to interact with senior leadership in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to further enhance delegates’ understanding of Qatar.