WAC’s mission is “to promote cross-cultural awareness, education and tolerance through nonpartisan discussions on current international issues.” To better reflect our mission, and to better engage our community, we have updated our membership structure with added levels, annual benefits, and exclusive offerings. We hope these changes will maximize the value of membership in our council and will better connect our community to the world.

Our council offers a monthly speaker series, “The World @ Home,” which regularly features high-profile international leaders and experts on a variety of global topics. Most potential members are interested in this program. With this in mind, here are a few key points regarding membership in our council:

  • Everyone who subscribes to receive our e-communications will be registered as a Network Member
  • Free and discounted tickets to our monthly speaker series events are available for Student Backpacker, World Traveler and Global Leader members
  • Exclusive opportunities will be available to our World Traveler and Global Leader members throughout the year

Review the membership levels listed below, select your preferred level, and begin your intellectual and professional journey with the World Affairs Council!

Returning WAC Members:
To upgrade or renew your membership today, simply click on the button below:

Network
Member
FREE

Monthly e-Newsletter

Luncheon Tickets: $30/person
Monthly Speaker Series Tickets:
$20/person

Includes Pre-Event Reception
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Speaker AND Dinner: $50

Student
Backpacker*
$25 / year

Monthly e-Newsletter

Luncheon Tickets: $30/person
Monthly Speaker Series Tickets:
ONE (1) FREE/event

Includes Pre-Event Reception
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Speaker AND Dinner: $30

Non-Transferable Tickets

* You must be a currently enrolled, full-time student with a valid student ID; be prepared to show your student ID at all events.

World
Traveler
$100 / year

Monthly e-Newsletter

Luncheon Tickets:
ONE (1) FREE luncheon voucher;
additional tickets: $30/person

Monthly Speaker Series Tickets:
ONE (1) FREE/event

Includes Pre-Event Reception
Additional guest tickets at $10/ticket

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Speaker AND Dinner: $30

Personalized Nametag

Cover-to-Cover Access *

Discount on numerous periodicals and publications
listed below **

Global
Leader
$250 / year

Monthly e-Newsletter

Luncheon Tickets:
FOUR (4) FREE luncheon vouchers;
additional tickets: $30/person

Monthly Speaker Series Tickets:
TWO (2) FREE/event

Includes Pre-Event Reception
Additional guest tickets at $10/ticket

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Speaker AND Dinner: $30

Transferable Tickets

Personalized Nametag

Cover-to-Cover Access *

Discount on numerous periodicals and publications
listed below **

Exclusive invitation to pre-event receptions for International Visitor Program Events
($50 value per event!)

Recognized as Global Leader Member on Website

Please note:

 * Cover-to-Cover is a monthly conference call featuring the most influential authors on subjects of national and international importance.

 ** Publication Discounts for WAC members: The Economist, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Harper’s Magazine, The New Yorker, Stratfor, Washington Monthly, World Affairs Journal, World Policy Journal, PRISM: Center for Complex Operations at the National Defense University, Center for Strategic and International Studies books, and The Brookings Institute books.