Founded in 1980, The World Affairs Council of Washington D.C. is a non-profit, non-partisan 501©3 organization dedicated to enlightening and educating the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area about international issues.
The World Affairs Council hosts monthly events for its diverse membership, which consists of professionals in business, academia, government, diplomacy, and other non-governmental organizations, as well as young professionals, educators, students, and all those interested in the issues facing the international community. Events – including the Embassy Series, Distinguished Speaker Series, Meet the Ambassadors Series, Town Hall Meetings, Author Series, Young Professional Events, and Foreign Policy forums- feature prominent international experts, diplomats, authors, and other distinguished speakers. Non-members are welcome to attend most events.
Over the past 27 years, the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. has been dedicated and committed to supporting the education of international affairs in Washington, D.C. area students as well as middle and high school educators. Today, the Council sponsors a variety of programs during the academic year and summer to help enrich the knowledge of educators and students. Programs for educators include the Summer Institute and Professional Development Programs. Programs for students include Youth Forums, the Young Journalist Program, the Young Ambassadors Program, and Academic World Quest. These programs give educators and students in the Washington, DC metropolitan area the opportunity to develop and hone leadership and teamwork skills, gain knowledge of international affairs and of important global issues, and meet a variety of influential leaders, experts, and newsmakers.
For more information, visit: http://www.worldaffairsdc.org/