World Affairs Council of Hilton Head


The Book Club is the newest addition to the World Affairs Council of Hilton Head (WACHH) program offerings. The Book Club presents an opportunity for us all to learn more broadly and deeply about both world affairs and domestic politics, to engage in stimulating discussions, and to make new friendships.

The Book Club is free and open to all WACHH members, but registration is required. Registration for each book club discussion will open one month in advance and is limited to 30 participants. The Book Club will meet the second Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at The Island Rec Center Board Room, 20 Wilborn Rd, Hilton Head Island (next to the High school).

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October 14, 2021

The New Map: Energy, Climate And The Clash Of Nations
by David Yergin

“The veteran energy analyst Daniel Yergin has turned his considerable talents to explaining how the world continues to be shaped by oil in his latest book, The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations . . . Reportorial and supremely readable. . . ”   Wall Street Journal

Daniel Yergin offers a revelatory account of how energy revolutions, climate battles, and geopolitics are mapping our future. The United States has become the world’s number one energy powerhouse. China and Russia are converging on energy and challenging American leadership. The Middle East has struggled with rivalries and collapsing oil prices. At the same time, energy’s role in climate change is challenging the global economy and accelerating a second energy revolution in the search for a low-carbon future.   Registration Now Open  (Members Only)

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November 11, 2021

After the Fall: Being American in the World We’ve Made
by Ben Rhodes

"A powerful synthesis of recent world history that should disabuse readers of any notion of American exceptionalism.”   Kirkus Book Review

Why is democracy so threatened in America and around the world? And what can be done about it?  After the Fall is a work of discovery to answer these questions. Ben Rhodes traveled to dozen of countries over a three year period speaking to a wide range of players confronting nationalism and authoritarianism that included politicians, activists and dissidents. He shares their stories and their perspectives of America to offer lessons we can we can draw on as we look toward the future. Registration Opens October 11, 2021 (Members Only)

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December 9, 2021

War: How Conflict Changed Us
by Margaret MacMillan

“[A] richly eclectic discussion of how culture and society have been molded by warfare throughout history . . . showing us not just the many ways that men and women make war, but how war makes women and men . . . MacMillan writes with enormous ease, and practically every page of this book is interesting, even entertaining. . ..”  Dexter Filkins, The New York Times Book Review

War: How Conflict Shaped Us reveals the many faces of war—the way it has determined our past, our future, our views of the world, and our very conception of ourselves. It explores such much-debated and controversial questions as: When did war first start? Does human nature doom us to fight one another? Why has war been described as the most organized of all human activities? Why are warriors almost always men? Is war ever within our control? Registration Opens November 9, 2021 (Members Only)

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Past Book Club Selections

 September 9, 2021The Room Where it Happened: A White House Memoir by John Bolton

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