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.
WACNO members meet on the first Thursday of each month in a different locale for PubNite, an evening of good fellowship and conversation.
Our panel discussions are the best way to gain exposure to various perspectives on international issues. Panel presentations often complement our Great Decisions programming.
Linkage to Other Internationally-focused Organizations & Institutions
WACNO collaborates with other internationally-focused organizations to plan programming, co-sponsor events, and share information.
Are you a student or recent graduate interested in global issues? Do you want to know more about working in the nonprofit sector? Would you like to enhance your resume and learn valuable skills? If so, consider an internship at the World Affairs Council of New Orleans. These unpaid internships generally require a two-semester commitment and entail a variety of duties. To learn more, download the Internship Overview and Agreement. When available, intern openings are posted on the homepage of our website with detailed application instructions.
WACNO is the statewide coordinator of the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions discussion program. Great Decisions is the nation’s oldest and most popular program of citizen education. Produced by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) it has been adopted as a national flagship program by the World Affairs Councils of America. WACNO’s Great Decisions program consists of a presentation by a knowledgeable expert, followed by discussion. These meetings focus on the eight topics that the FPA has identified as of vital interest to the U.S. To support these discussions, the FPA publishes a book that provides historical background, relevant facts, policy options, analysis, recommended supplemental readings, and discussion questions. Discussion leaders and participants come from a wide variety of backgrounds, providing a diversity of perspectives and opinions on the various topics.
Local restaurants provide a special setting for members of the WACNO to meet and sample the flavors, smells, and cultural background of the restaurant’s home country.
EventsWACNO at the Square!
[ May 22, 2013; 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. ] Join WACNO as we celebrate Wednesday at the Square in the Non-Profit Village! The YLC Wednesday at the Square is a free, 12-week concert series with food and drink for sale to benefit the Young Leadership Council.
2013 Annual Dinner Featuring Consul-General of Japan Motohiko Kato
[ June 15, 2013; 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. ] The World Affairs Council of New Orleans is honored to host the Honorable Motohiko Kato, Consul-General of Japan at Nashville, as the featured speaker at the 2013 WACNO Annual Dinner. Consul-General Kato will delve into a variety of issues occurring in East Asia, including North Korea’s nuclear program and China’s growing military presence, in the context of the US-Japan partnership. Dine on Zea’s delightful signature items, while learning about the topical issues taking place in an important region of the world.