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.

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"

            Our Panel    

                            Anand Toprani                     

            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. 

Upcoming events

Our New Season Has Begun

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 

  • A new website with online registration and membership renewal
  • Expanded member benefits
  • More variety in topics, venues, and meeting times.
We welcome all people interested in global issues to join us as members and become part of our vibrant community of internationally minded citizens. 

Carolyn Fluehr- Lobban
World Affairs Council of Rhode Island

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

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