Welcome to Orange County’s Premier Forum on World Affairs

 

We are part of the World Affairs Councils of America, a nonprofit and nonpartisan national organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission, which remains its primary goal, is to educate and inform its members and community citizens on important and critical issues concerning world affairs. We on the council approach these multifaceted issues by presenting excellent and renowned speakers, including experienced diplomats and ambassadors, former heads of state, foreign ministers, high-level government officials, prominent journalists and writers, and top military and intelligence officials. A careful review of speakers who have addressed the council reveals the high caliber of interesting and relevant programs members and guests enjoy.

We also strive to make council dinners and events enjoyable opportunities to meet and socialize with others who see the impact foreign affairs have had not only nationally, but also in Orange County. Many members have either worked or served abroad, study international affairs, conduct international business, or simply appreciate the importance of understanding world affairs. The council has widespread support throughout the local community, including among corporate, public, and academic sectors.

The council also sponsors students through its scholarship outreach program. This allows high school and university students—our future leaders—to attend events and become engaged by learning more about critical international issues and it gives them the opportunity to meet and speak with guest speakers.

Please feel free to contact the council offices for more information on attending an event or joining the council.