CONNECTING 
OUR STATE AND THE WORLD...
CONNECTING OUR STATE AND THE WORLD BY ENGAGING AND EDUCATING PEOPLE
OF ALL AGES
TO BECOME GLOBAL CITIZENS.
Our Programs
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Hosting meaningful discussions on current world affairs

At the World Affairs Council of Maine, we create the space for the exchange of knowledge and ideas on today's pressing global topics. Attend a presentation, or join lunchtime and after-hours discussions on a range of cross-cultural and international issues. We invite you to join our next event.

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Supporting Mainers to become global citizens

Our goal is to provide educational opportunities to Maine people of all ages. Through our WorldQuest program, high schoolers compete on their knowledge of global affairs, while our Great Decisions courses at the Osher Lifelong Institute provide the opportunity to study multifaceted international issues in an academic setting.

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Building relationships through international connections

We believe that relationships and community are key components of global citizenship. We create opportunities for friendly exchange through our monthly discussion groups. Our IVLP program and Know Your Neighbor lunch series build community between Mainers, new Mainers, and rising leaders from around the world.

The World Affairs Council of Maine is proud to be an independent and
nonpartisan organization that promotes civil discourse, awareness, and candor
through informed conversations about complex global issues.
 
Upcoming Events
Great Decisions #3: India and Pakistan
Jun 03, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Zoom Webinar
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of Hindu nationalism to a historic reelection in 2019. His first order of business was to revoke the special status granted to the Kashmir region, inflaming the rivalry between India and Pakistan. How will the Kashmir situation affect the region?
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Great Decisions #4: The Philippines and the U.S.
Jun 10, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Zoom Webinar
Since the election of Rodrigo Duterte, the country has pivoted more toward China, and away from the U.S. Duterte has also launched a largescale war on drugs that many criticize for its brutality. What does the future hold for U.S. relations with the Philippines?
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Virtual Member Coffee + Discussion Group
May 28, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Webinar
Topic: Conspiracy Theories - This event is free and open to WACM members only. RSVP required.
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We are located on the beautiful Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine.

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The University of Southern Maine, northern New England’s outstanding public, regional, comprehensive university, is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. As a center for discovery, scholarship, and creativity, USM provides resources for the state, the nation, and the world.

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We are a proud member of the World Affairs Councils of America and Global Ties U.S.

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The World Affairs Councils of America represents and supports the largest national non-partisan network of local councils that are dedicated to educating, inspiring and engaging Americans in international affairs and the critical global issues of our times.

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Global Ties U.S. strengthens relationships between individuals and nations by making international exchange programs more effective.

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