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.
For 80 years, WACRI has brought the world to Rhode Island. Our monthly speaker series and International Visitors Program offer our members a broad perspective on our world and its people.
Our mission is to give our members first hand accounts and insights about issues that effect us locally, as well as those that transcend our borders. We foster a community of globally minded people, exchanging ideas in a civil and meaningful way while enjoying unique venues and sharing local culinary experiences.
We invite you to join WACRI, and become a part of our community of globally oriented citizens.
Thank you Dr. Nevius for a Wonderful Evening!
Information for our March 19th event will be up soon.
Marcus P. Nevius
Assistant Professor of History
at the University of Rhode Island
Slave Resistance and Slave Economy In the American Republic
based in part on his book from the series–Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900
City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763-1856