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 Event

Tuesday July 31st, 2018

A Special Member/Guest Salon

To Meet

Christopher Curran

Assistant to the Deputy U.S. Secretary of State  

Who Will Discuss

"Foreign Policy in Transition"

A First-Hand View From The Trenches of the U.S. State Department

At this member-guest event you will meet Christopher Curran, a Rhode Island native and Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State, with responsibility for Europe, arms control, non-proliferation, and political-military affairs.  This salon style event will give you his personal insights into the historic changes underway in how the United States develops and conducts foreign policy.

About Christopher Curran

Overseas, he has served as political advisor to the NATO Commanding General in Western Afghanistan and has had assignments at Embassy Rome and Embassy Baghdad.  In Washington his tours include:  Senior Watch Officer in the Operations Center and senior NATO desk officer.  In New York, he negotiated Security Council resolutions and served as Special Assistant to the Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the UN.  Raised in Providence, he was educated at Moses Brown and Dartmouth College.  Following graduation in lived in Morocco as a Peace Corps volunteer and then Fulbright scholar.


The Welty Residence

233 Taber Avenue

East Providence, RI


6:00 PM Social Hour

8:30 PM AdjournWho

Free event for members and their guests

Suggested donation to cover the host's food costs: $15

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