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 like-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.

Upcoming events

An Exciting New Season for WACRI!

I am pleased to welcome you to our new 2015-2016 season!

We have many changes underway at WACRI. Our programming committee and board have been hard at work this summer putting together an interesting and varied schedule of events.

There is a lot that is new at WACRI 

  • A new website with online registration and membership renewal
  • Expanded member benefits
  • More variety in topics, venues, and meeting times.
We will formally kick off our new year at our member/guest reception and celebration on September 19th at the Agawam Hunt Club (see below).
Thanks to a generous donation there is no charge for members and their guests.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Carolyn Fluehr- Lobban

Our Next Event!

Thursday September 10th

The State of U.S. Russian Cooperation and Competition 

At the first event of our new year we will discuss the complex and difficult to describe relationship between the United States and Russia led by Daniel A Russell.

Daniel A. Russell is the President and CEO of the U.S.-Russia Business Council, the premier Washington-based bilateral trade organization dedicated to commercial relations between the U.S. and Russia. Previously, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State responsible for relations with Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus and for international security and arms control issues in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs until July 2013.


            Register Now for the Fall                                                                          "Welcome Back Members and Guests" Reception!

    Saturday September 19th      3:00 PM - 5:30 PM                                                                                                                                                                  Agawam Hunt Club

          Come socialize with your fellow members and their guests as we celebrate                                                                       an exciting new season and a new beginning for WACRI!

This is a free event!

Food and refreshments will be served

Click HERE to register

Become a Member!

Join WACRI and experience all the benefits of membership including invitations to special events, discounts on magazine subscriptions, and trips overseas.  

To learn more just click the "join us" button and fill out an application

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