The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island (WACRI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting public knowledge, understanding and awareness of the world and its people, places, cultures, events and global issues.
For over 77 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 hope to continue our tradition as an open forum for education and dialogue for the next 77 years!
The World Affairs Council of America
The World Affairs Councils are non-profit, non-partisan organizations open to all who wish to join. Founded in 1918, the current system has 87 councils and 10 affiliated organizations. The council system has 450,000 participants, of which 90,000 are dues-paying members and 350,000 are in the nationwide foreign policy discussion and polling program Great Decisions. Councils run on membership dues, corporate sponsorships, grants, in-kind donations, fund-raising events, and fee-for-service activities. Over 2,000 corporations and organizations financially support council work.
Visit the World Affairs Councils of America for a complete listing of member councils.
To learn about WACA’s travel opportunities, please go to Travel the World.