Membership Sign Up And Benefits

Have an intellectual curiosity about world affairs? Looking to learn more about current events around the world than what you read in the mass media? Looking for an opportunity to discuss current international issues with knowledgeable and informed people? Then come join us at the World Affairs Council of New Orleans (WACNO).

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The World Affairs Council of New Orleans offers its members and their guests programs and activities that feature prominent speakers from both the U.S. and abroad. In addition, there is a monthly Great Decisions discussion series, where members can share perspectives on key international topics that have been identified by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). We’ve also partnered with the Alliance Française de la Nouvelle-Orleans! Members at the Dual Membership level or above will receive a $40 discount code to use for a credit towards French language courses at AFNO. As an AFNO Annual Student Membership is $40, in essence, a WACNO Membership is a two-for-one!

True to the New Orleans spirit, there is also a cultural and social side to the World Affairs Council of New Orleans. On occasional Thursdays, WACNO members gather for PubNite, a casual “Dutch treat” get-together at a local “watering hole,” to get to know each other better and to share their interests. Periodically, WACNO also celebrates ethnically diverse food with a Dining Internationally event at one of the local restaurants.

As an added benefit, members also enjoy discounts on some of the most well-known internationally focused publications, including:

The Economist WACNO members pay $101.49 per year, 72% off current US newsstand price.
Foreign Affairs WACNO members pay $22 per year, 50% off the current subscription rate price.
Saudi Aramco World WACNO members receive a free 12-issue subscription.
World Policy Journal WACNO members pay $15 per year, $9.99 less than the introductory rate.
Foreign Policy Magazine WACNO members pay $17.95 per year, $10 less than the regular rate.
World Affairs Journal WACNO members receive a 30% discount.

Members also, enjoy 20% off of available publications from the following:

Council on Foreign Relations
Center for Strategic and International Studies List of available publications
The Brookings Institution List of available publications

Email us at to learn how to receive your publication discount.