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About Us

Putting You at the Crossroads of the World

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is a non-partisan, membership and grant-supported organization whose mission is to provide a forum for discussion and understanding of international affairs and the complex global issues that impact Atlanta’s corporate community, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the general public.

Since 2010, the council has organized hundreds of programs exploring a diverse array of critical global issues.

Throughout the year, the council:

  • Delivers relevant and impactful programs that inform and challenge new thinking about global issues and drive professional development and enrichment at all levels
  • Convenes diplomats, global business leaders and topical experts for thought-provoking presentations for our members, local leaders and the general public
  • Facilitates forums and roundtable discussions for corporate, non-profit and government leaders
  • Cultivates future leaders through the council’s Young Leaders program
  • Collaborates with Atlanta-based and national organizations to enrich dialogue and research on critical international topics
  • Creates a community of members connected by the desire to deepen their understanding of the world

Council programs include:

  • Discussions with diplomats, global business leaders and country experts
  • Monthly member-organized discussion forums
  • Young Leaders briefings, discussions, conference, socials
  • Roundtable series for preferred, chairman and corporate members, including President’s and Chairman Circle Breakfasts
  • Study abroad travel
  • Annual Global Health Conference
  • Annual Founders’ Day Reception

Through its programming, the council seeks to enhance Atlantans’ understanding of our ever-changing world and support the economic development of the city.