Building relationships through international connections
We believe that relationships and community are key components to the development of global citizenship --especially in these challenging times. We create opportunities for on-going exchange of ideas and perspectives through our monthly discussion groups, special events, and Know Your Neighbor Program.
Members (Virtual) Coffee and Discussion Series
Bi-weekly, moderated discussions on current global issues for Council members. Members select topics, suggest readings, and engage in thought provoking conversations with globally minded peers.
Know Your Neighbor Lunch Series (on-hold)
This series invites WACM members and the local community to enjoy a meal at a local ethnic restaurant while also learning about the country or region from which the food originates. This series aims to benefit (1) our membership and local community through the opportunity to enjoy great food while broadening one's understanding of a country or region, and (2) local restaurants through promotion of their business and revenue from the event. We hope these lunch events mark the first of many visits by our membership to some of Maine's best restaurants!
International Visitors Leadership Program (in person programing paused until further notice)
The World Affairs Council of Maine serves as our state’s coordinator for the U.S. State Department’s premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), established in 1940 by former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help strengthen U.S. engagement with countries around the world.