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
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

  • Wed, Jan 27
    Zoom Webinar
    Reflections on the Arab Spring ten years after the protests in Midan Tahrir
    With Lisa Anderson, Past President, the American University in Cairo
  • Sun, Mar 07
    WonderMe and MyQuiz
    Academic World Quest 2021: Virtual Edition!
    THE ULTIMATE GLOBAL KNOWLEDGE COMPETITION is going virtual and regional for 2021! Compete with High School teams from New Hampshire, Vermont, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia for state, and regional honors! Top three teams from Maine will be eligible to compete in the national competition this year!
  • Thu, Jan 14
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    A Real Deal Brexit! Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group 2021 (1)
    Discuss the 11th hour agreement between the UK and the EU with Owen Traylor, former British diplomat, scholar, author, and friend of the Council.
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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 exchange and build community through our monthly discussion groups, special events, and our Know Your Neighbor series. The IVLP program fosters connections with rising leaders from around the world.

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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.

For more than 40 years,
the World Affairs Council of Maine has provided a dynamic venue for
information exchange, networking, education, and discussion

Supporters of our programming:

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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