The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia has offered tours to its members and to Cooperating Councils—such as WACNO—for more than 20 years.
The Speakers Program provides an opportunity to hear distinguished diplomats, journalists, scholars, and business and military leaders speaking on international issues in the news.
Join us for this casual, Dutch-treat event, where our members have the chance to get to know one another and discover the many interests–cultural, linguistic, geographic, civic, professional, academic–that they have in common.
K-12 Outreach Program
WACNO has been developing a new K-12 Outreach Program in order to provide New Orleans area students with community-based educational programs that will help them develop into internationally-minded citizens and leaders.
Great Decisions supports the creation of a more informed, engaged citizenry by bringing people together to talk about global affairs. Each meeting, our facilitator will give an overview of the topic and lead a balanced, yet thought-provoking, discussion.
Join us at Dining Internationally, where WACNO foodies meet and mingle at an ethnic eatery to sample the cuisine and listen to the chef, who dishes about the culinary culture of the country represented by the restaurant.
EventsMeet S. Frederick Starr, Author of Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia’s Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
[ March 12, 2014; 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. ] Join us for a talk with S. Frederick Starr, whose latest book, Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia’s Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane, tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia’s medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds–remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Informed by the latest scholarship yet written in a lively and accessible style, this is a book that will surprise general readers and specialists alike.
Meet Jon Allen and Amie Parnes, Authors of HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton
[ March 25, 2014; 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. ] Join us at Octavia Books for a talk by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, authors of HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton. Their book and talk explore Hillary Clinton’s friendships and alliances with Robert Gates, David Petraeus, Leon Panetta, Joe Biden, and the president himself, and show how Hillary fundamentally transformed the State Department through the force of her celebrity and her unparalleled knowledge of how power works in Washington.