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The World Affairs Councils of America serves nearly 100 Member Councils in 40+ states.

Our newest members, the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs and the World Affairs Council of New Jersey, joined in 2019.

There are three paths to membership in the WACA national network:

  • Establishing a new World Affairs Council
  • Applying as an existing 501(c)(3) organization to become a Council
  • Joining our network as an affiliate member organization

Please review our WACA Member Council Benefits and How to Start a World Affairs Council documents.

You may contact us any time at the WACA national office to learn more.

Council of the Month

September 2020

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Believing that Democracy Demands Discourse, the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to informing and engaging people of all ages on matters of national and international significance.

The Council provides its members and the greater Philadelphia community with access to influential figures in the global arena as well as opportunities to visit fascinating destinations through its unique travel program. With the support of individual and corporate members, the Council's global education program enhances the education of area students who are the citizens, workforce, and leaders of the future. Carrying its mission beyond Philadelphia, the Council produces the national public television series, The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower.

Established in 1949 as a forum for discussing differing points of view, the Council does not endorse candidates for public office nor lobby for policies. Membership is open to all who share its principles.

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