Welcome to The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island

The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the world and its people, cultures, and events.

Our mission is to give our members first hand accounts and insights about issues that transcend our borders, and a community for exchanging ideas and meeting other globally minded people.

For 80 years, WACRI has brought the world to Rhode Island through our monthly guest speaker and Global Discussions programs, by hosting international visitors, and by promoting learning and education about world affairs.

We invite you to join WACRI, and become a part of our community of globally oriented citizens.

Our Next Dinner Event

Tuesday, June 11th

at the Hope Club

Dr. Nazli Choucri, Professor of Political Science at MIT


 "Cyberspace and International Relations"

Challenges, Dilemmas, or Opportunities?

 Presented in Concert With

The MIT Club of Rhode Island 

Almost everyone recognizes the significance of cyberspace in our world today. Less clear are the rapid changes that are altering almost every aspect of “business as usual”. Powerful legacies of the 20th century reinforce both shape and constrain the realities of the 21st century. The international system -- anchored in, and defined by, the power of states – must now adapt to new entities, non-state actors, new power – all driven by innovations in information and communication technologies.

Every country must now manage an unprecedented set of challenges. The “old” metrics of kinetic power must accommodate, absorb or contend with the “new” cyber power. What is “public” and what is “private”? Who controls? What about cybersecurity – and all known and unkown vulnerabilities? How will we shape our cyber future?

About Our Speaker

Nazli Choucri is Professor of Political Science. Her work is in the area of international relations, most notably on sources and consequences of international conflict and violence. Professor Choucri is the architect and Director of the Global System for Sustainable Development (GSSD), a multi-lingual web-based knowledge networking system focusing on the multi-dimensionality of sustainability. 

Dr. Choucri is a member of the European Academy of Sciences. She has been involved in research or advisory work for national and international agencies, and for a number of countries. She served two terms as President of the Scientific Advisory Committee of UNESCO's Management of Social Transformation (MOST) Program.


The Hope Club

6 Benevolent Street

Providence, Rhode Island


6:00 PM Social Hour

6:40 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Presentation

8:30 PM Adjourn


WACRI and MIT Club Members $50

Non-Members $58

Presentation Only $15

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