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.

  • Reflections on the Arab Spring ten years after the protests in Midan Tahrir
    Wed, Jan 27
    Zoom Webinar
    Jan 27, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    With Lisa Anderson, Past President, the American University in Cairo
  • The Legacy of the Arab Spring: Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group 2021 (2)
    Thu, Jan 28
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    Jan 28, 10:00 AM – 11:15 PM
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    January 25, 2021 will mark the tenth anniversary of the mass protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square.
  • Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group 2021 (3)
    Thu, Feb 11
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    Feb 11, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
  • Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group (4) 2021
    Thu, Feb 25
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    Feb 25, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
  • Academic World Quest 2021: Virtual Edition!
    Sun, Mar 07
    WonderMe and MyQuiz
    Mar 07, 2:00 PM
    WonderMe and MyQuiz
    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!
  • Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group 2021 (5)
    Thu, Mar 11
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    Mar 11, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
  • Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group 2021 (6)
    Thu, Mar 25
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    Mar 25, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
  • Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group 2021 (7)
    Thu, Apr 08
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    Apr 08, 10:00 AM – 11:15 PM EDT
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
  • Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group 2021 (8)
    Thu, Apr 22
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    Apr 22, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EDT
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
  • Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group 2021 (9)
    Thu, May 06
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    May 06, 10:00 AM EDT
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
  • Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group 2021 (11)
    Thu, May 20
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    May 20, 10:00 AM EDT
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
  • Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group 2021 (11)
    Thu, Jun 03
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    Jun 03, 10:00 AM EDT
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
  • Member's Virtual Coffee & Discussion Group 2021 (12)
    Thu, Jun 17
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
    Jun 17, 10:00 AM EDT
    Zoom https://maine.zoom.us/j/86708287032
  • 2020 ANNUAL OVERWRITE
    2020-2021
    Across the state!
    2020-2021
    Across the state!
    2020 is the year that proved the strength of our connections to the world and - most importantly, each other. Pay the gift of understanding forward!
  • Keep our Connections Strong! 20-21 Annual Appeal (1)
    2020-2021
    Across the state!
    2020-2021
    Across the state!
    2020 is the year that proved the strength of our connections to the world and - most importantly, each other. Pay the gift of understanding forward!
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.

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

A special thanks to our 2017-18 supporters:

(207) 780-4337

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