Council of the Month

Every month, WACA selects one our Member Councils to be Council of the Month for outstanding programming, contributions to the WACA network, or other notable achievements. Check out our current star Council and our past Councils of the Month!

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Council of the Year


WACA is pleased to announce WorldDenver as its 2021 Council of the Year! 

Each year, the World Affairs Councils of America awards the Council of the Year award during its National Conference. This year, WorldDenver received the honor for their recent merger, staff expansion, and adaptation during the pandemic.

Watch John Krieger's acceptance speech here.

October 2021

Tennessee World Affairs Council

WACA is pleased to announce the Tennessee World Affairs Council as its October 2021 Council of the Month! Each month, WACA features one of its 90 Councils, highlighting their accomplishments and top quality programming.
On Wednesday, TNWAC will present experienced practitioners from the fields of diplomacy, national security, international development, and the Peace Corps at the International Careers Panel.

September 2021

Global Ties Arizona 

WACA is pleased to announce Global Ties Arizona as its September 2022 Council of the Month! Each month, WACA features one of its 90 Councils, highlighting their accomplishments and top quality programming.
Global Ties Arizona launched into 2021 with new leadership, a new staff, and has redefined programming that will reach broader audiences across Arizona. GTAZ is also currently implementing educational and professional development programs for high school, university, and young leaders that are set to launch in 2022. Check out Global Ties Arizona's website for more information and updates.

 August 2021


International Relations Council Kansas City



August 2, 2021 Newsletter Update -- Read the full newsletter here!

WACA is pleased to announce the International Relations Council (Kansas City) as the August Council of the Month.

IRC Kansas City has announced a new virtual program series, Nuancing National Security, for August and September. In this six-part virtual series, IRC (Kansas City) will offer historical context and global perspective for core dimensions of national security and explore the risks, priorities, and tactics on the radar of U.S. security policy. IRC Kansas City will also offer a series on Women in Global Leadership series in October and November.

May 2021


World Affairs (Northern California)




May 3, 2021 Newsletter Update -- Read the full newsletter here!

WACA is pleased to announce the World Affairs (Northern California) as the May Council of the Month! 

The WorldAffairs podcast, brought to you by World Affairs (Northern California) in San Francisco, is your guide to a changing world. Sound-rich stories and in-depth interviews give you the tools and context to navigate across borders and ideologies. Hosts Ray Suarez, Teresa Cotsirilos, and Council CEO Philip Yun help you make sense of a changing world, one story at a time. Listen to the WorldAffairs Podcast!

Thursday, May 13 at 9:00 AM PT (12:00 PM ET)

President Biden’s decision to pull the remaining American military personnel from Afghanistan by September 11 opens a window of uncertainty for the stability and future of the country, especially for the Afghan women and the younger generation. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Federica Mogherini, former high representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy, will discuss the Afghan situation and how a full range of diplomatic, security, and financial levers can be employed in partnership with the people of Afghanistan to advance durable peace and security. Stephen Heintz, president and CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, will moderate the program.


March 2021


World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh




March 8, 2021 Newsletter Update -- Read the full newsletter here!

WACA is pleased to announce the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh as the March Council of the Month! The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh recently announced their merger with Global Minds Initiative, intending to increase access to global education opportunities for young people. Read the full press release. "In the midst of a global pandemic and all that we are being confronted with as a society, this year we are also celebrating 90 years since our founding. Merging with Global Minds is a historic moment for us," said President and CEO, World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, Betty Cruz. She continued, "What a beautiful way to signal that we believe that global education and engagement has the power to transform lives across generations." The Council is also set to release its three-year strategic plan later this month, which prioritizes youth voices and increasing participation of underrepresented communities across all programs. 

February 2021

Los Angeles WAC & Town Hall

February 2, 2021 Newsletter Update -- Read the full newsletter here!

WACA is pleased to announce the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall as the February Council of the Month! 

Los Angeles WAC & TH has been a leader in providing top quality programming with high profile individuals. This month, Los Angeles WAC & TH will be hosting Bill Gates and Don Cheadle for a live virtual discussion on Gates' new book How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need.  






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