CONNECTING OUR STATE AND THE WORLD BY ENGAGING AND EDUCATING
PEOPLE OF ALL AGES
TO BECOME GLOBAL CITIZENS.
CONNECTING OUR STATE AND THE WORLD
BY ENGAGING AND EDUCATING
PEOPLE  
OF ALL AGES
TO BECOME GLOBAL CITIZENS.
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 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 get to compete on their knowledge of global affairs, while our Great Decisions courses at the Osher Lifelong Institute provides the opportunity to study the multifaceted issues in an academic setting.

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Building relationships through global connections

We believe that relationships and community are key components of global citizenship. We create opportunities for friendship 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.
Virtual Member Coffee + Discussion Group
Thu, Jul 23
Webinar
Jul 23, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Webinar
Topic: Reconciliation in South Africa and Germany. This event is free and open to WACM members only. RSVP required.
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An Evening with Her Royal Highness Ambassador Reema Bandar Al Saud
Thu, Jul 23
Webinar with Q+A
Jul 23, 7:00 PM – 8:10 PM
Webinar with Q+A
In 2020, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the U.S. celebrate 75 years as allies and economic partners in the Middle East. Join us as Princess Reema addresses our Council on the the government, economy, security interests, and culture of Saudi Arabia.
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Great Decisions #6: U.S. Relations with the Northern Triangle
Wed, Jul 29
Zoom Webinar
Jul 29, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Zoom Webinar
The Northern Triangle of Central America is a special target of the Trump administration, which hold the nations responsible for the large flow of migrants from Latin America to the U.S. With funds from the U.S. cut, how can the Northern Triangle countries curtail migration?
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POSTPONED: Whither the North Korean Roller Coaster: What is at Stake and What are the Options?
Time is TBD
CIEE: Council on International Education
Time is TBD
CIEE: Council on International Education, 300 Fore St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
Join us as North Korea scholar Brad Babson walks us through the recent history of challenges on the Korean Peninsula and helps us to understand the options for a path forward.
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POSTPONED: He Named Me Malala - Film Screening + Discussion
Time is TBD
Wishcamper Center, Lee Auditorium
Time is TBD
Wishcamper Center, Lee Auditorium, Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St, Portland, ME 04101, USA
After the Taliban tries to kill her for speaking out on behalf of girls' education, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai emerges as a leading advocate for children's rights and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
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Make a Gift! 2019-20 Annual Appeal
2019-2020
Across the state!
2019-2020
Across the state!
Give more Maine youth the chance to learn from two important stakeholders: YOU and the global community outside our country’s borders!
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Upcoming Events
 

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.

A special thanks to our 2017-18 supporters:

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