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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.
 
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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, and special events.

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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

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Supporters of our programming:

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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.