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The World Affairs Councils of America serves nearly 100 Member Councils in 42 states, plus Puerto Rico.

Our newest members, the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs and the World Affairs Council of New Jersey, joined WACA just this year (2019).

There are three paths to membership in the WACA national network:

  • Establishing a new World Affairs Council
  • Applying as an existing 501(c)(3) organization to become a Council
  • Joining our network as an affiliate member organization

Please review our WACA Member Council Benefits and How to Start a World Affairs Council documents.

You may contact us any time at the WACA national office to learn more.

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September 2019

Who We Are

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut (CTWAC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that promotes greater awareness and dialogue on important global issues. With an emphasis on community engagement and collaboration, the Council creates experiences that explore critical global issues and promote a greater understanding of the world.

What We Do

The World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosts programs and discussions on critical international issues that impact the local community and the world at large. The Council also works with Connecticut schools to provide programs for students and educators that increase awareness of our world and the challenges facing us as global citizens.

Our History

Founded in 1924, the Council is part of the World Affairs Councils of America, the largest international affairs non-profit in the United States. Since its creation, CTWAC has been engaged in a constant campaign to promote greater knowledge and understanding of international affairs among Connecticut residents. The Council has hosted many distinguished speakers, including: Dr. Henry Kissinger, former U.S. Secretary of State; former President George H.W. Bush; Bill Richardson, former Ambassador to the United Nations; Mr. Ernesto Zedillo, former President of Mexico; General David Petraeus; and Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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