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The World Affairs Councils of America serves nearly 100 Member Councils in 43 states.

Our newest members, the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs and the World Affairs Council of New Jersey, joined WACA in 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.

Council of the Month

January 2020

World Affairs Council of Western Michigan

The purpose of the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan, a 501c3 non-profit organization, is to educate, promote and provide forums for conversation on international topics.


The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan empowers the people and organizations of West Michigan to engage thoughtfully with the world. Credible. Non-partisan. Relevant. Civil. Community-building.


To be the primary resource in Michigan empowering people and organizations to engage thoughtfully with the world.

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan is dedicated to educating people in western Michigan about other countries, cultures and regions of the world, as well as providing a forum for discussion of critical foreign policy issues facing this country. The Council is best known for its sponsorship of its award-winning Great Decisions Global Discussion Series, running since the early 1960’s.  The discussion series is used by local colleges and universities as a credit course (typically through the political science department); and also attended by Council members and the general public.


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