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.

  • Mar 30, 2:59 PM – May 18, 4:29 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    The World Affairs Council of Maine has been offering opportunities to engage in Americas largest, longest running conversation of world affairs for twenty years.
  • Wed, Apr 14
    Across the state!
    Apr 14, 7:00 PM – Jun 30, 11:00 PM
    Across the state!
    The pandemic underscored the urgency behind our mission, but it also affirmed the value of our connections and the power of our globally committed, globally curious community. With your help, we will use that power to expand our mission in 2022!
  • Apr 20, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom Webinar
  • Apr 21, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    With Amb. Robert Cekuta, moderated by Jeff Thaler
  • Apr 22, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM EDT
    Zoom
  • Apr 27, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    Global Supply Chains and U.S National Security, William Hall, President, the World Affairs Council
  • May 04, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    With Russia and China already miles ahead with their Arctic strategies, can the U.S. catch up?
  • May 06, 10:00 AM EDT
    Zoom
    World Bank bank/Indonesia
  • May 11, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    What are some of the growing economic and political issues between China and Africa?
  • May 12, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
    Zoom Webinar
    With Dr. Mari Pangestu
  • May 18, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Zoom Webinar
  • May 20, 10:00 AM EDT
    Zoom
    Indonesia
  • Jun 23, 6:00 PM
    Location is TBD
  • 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:

Note: our physical office is currently closed due to pandemic restrictions. Please anticipate delays in processing physical mail and responding to phone calls.

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