KNOW NOW: Inside Gaza

The Israel-Palestine conflict has reached yet another inflection point. What's next for this protracted conflict in Gaza? Is hope lost for a peaceful resolution? Is there an end in sight? Join our KNOW NOW program with Yousef Bashir, Gaza-born peace activist, to gain insight on these complex questions on Thursday, May 31 from 2:00-2:30 pm ET.


Weekly World News Update: May 23, 2018

This week: Israel-Palestine Conflict; Iran Deal and the EU; North Korea Talks; U.S.-China Trade War; Venezuela's Elections; Reform in Saudi Arabia?


Listen to WACA Podcasts!

Join Ambassador Michael McFaul as he delves into "From Cold War to Hot Peace," a riveting inside account of the full story of U.S.-Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president on WACA's Cover to Cover podcast.


Spring Leadership and Board Meetings

Reva Goujon, Vice President of Global Analysis at Stratfor, was this year's keynote speaker at a special dinner following the Spring Leadership Meeting in San Antonio on May 18.


Academic WorldQuest

Congratulations to Plano West Senior High School for taking home first place at the 2018 Academic WorldQuest (TM) competition in Washington, DC! Palm Desert High School won second place and Indian Hill High School claimed third. (Photo: USIP)


Take Our Council Survey

Council leaders: We aim to reach a 100% participation rate in our Council benchmarking survey, released in Texas on May 18. One participant per Council, please.


WACA National Conference

The WACA 2018 National Conference block is now open! This year's Conference will be held from November 7-9 at The Mayflower Hotel. Book your room today!


Council of the Month

Congratulations WAC Harrisburg, and thank you to President Joyce Davis for her unwavering commitment to AWQ!


Cover to Cover

Join Rick Barton for a discussion on his new book, "Peace Works: America's Unifying Role in a Turbulent World," Tuesday, June 12 from 2:00-2:30 pm ET.


Our Councils

Featured Events

June 9

Salsa at Sunset
World Affairs Council Upstate
Plan to come to our THREE PART SUMMER SERIES celebrating LATIN MUSIC and DANCE in beautiful downtown Greenville.

Find a Council

Member Tools

Manage your information. Get My Password

Sign Up for News

Get the latest Council news, event listings, and Member information in our e-newsletter.

Our Mission

The World Affairs Councils of America is an independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to engaging the public and leading global voices to better understand the world, America's international role, and the policy choices that impact our daily lives and our future.

Take Action

Featured Sponsors

Contact Us

1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 902
Washington, DC 20036
Phone 202-833-4557 | Email

Stay Informed

Subscribe to the weekly email newsletter to receive updates on the issues that matter most.

© 2018 World Affairs Councils of America