Nonpartisan and not-for-profit, the Council is an educational organization which presents multiple perspectives on complex global issues that impact our businesses, communities, and nations. The Council does not take positions on issues, but encourages public discussion of many points of view. The Richmond World Affairs Council is one of the premier forums in Virginia for discussion of national and international subjects. The Council provides a platform for leaders and experts in diplomacy, news, media, business, international trade, the military, arts and culture. Speakers from the United States and other nations around the globe present their ideas and perspectives at the invitation of the Council. Whether you are an expert on foreign affairs, or just want to keep up with current news, the Council offers you an invaluable opportunity to become a more effective citizen, business leader, or educator.
The Richmond World Affairs Council is a civic organization dedicated to educating the public in our
region about US foreign policy, global economic and environmental issues, and international politics
through in-depth presentations and discussions.
We are a member of the World Affairs Councils of America
The Richmond World Affairs Council hosts a speaker series with recognized experts providing lectures on critical issues from a variety of viewpoints. It also sponsors an annual Great Decisions discussion forum, which provides the public with opportunities to actively engage each other in dialogue about the great foreign policy issues that confront our country. Finally, our Council partners with community groups, corporations, colleges and universities to promote an interest in world affairs, especially among members of the next generation.