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.
Our Next Dinner / Speaker Event:
Thursday, December 3rd
Special Panel Discussion and Forum On
"The World After Paris, Beirut, and Bamako: The Rise of ISIS and the Situation in Syria and Iraq"
Dr. Heidi Lane Dr. Anand Toprani Dr. Burak Kadercan
US Naval War College US Naval War College US Naval War College
For the backgrounds of our panelists:
This event is SOLD OUT.
*** WACRI has postponed the planned event on Art and Culture until early 2016.
I am pleased to welcome you to our 2015-2016 season!
We have many changes underway at WACRI. Our programming committee and board have been hard at work putting together an interesting and varied schedule of events.
There is a lot that is new at WACRI
September 19th Reception a Success!
Over 55 people attended our first annual member reception to kick off our new season and socialize with fellow members at beautiful Agawam Hunt Club! If you missed it you will want to be sure to attend next year's event!
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