The World Affairs Forum is the only world affairs council serving Fairfield and Westchester counties. We are part of a national network of 86 councils across the nation with a shared mission of educating our members, students, and the public about international affairs and America's role in the world. The World Affairs Forum was established in 1946 to promote greater understanding of foreign policy issues by providing for dialogue between its members and leaders in the field of international relations. Today it serves over 500 members and the larger community through a variety of quality programs:
The Ambassadors’ Roundtable, our executive briefing series, offers seven breakfasts and two dinners per season with presentations by high level policy makers, CEOs, ambassadors and think tank experts. Includes a family membership in the World Affairs Forum.
The Forum series offers programs on important challenges in the international arena. Six events, free for members, are held at the University of Connecticut's Stamford campus and are co-sponsored with UConn's Business School.
World Class education programs for high school and college students. Our program offers study abroad scholarships for college students, internships with the Forum, and Academic WorldQuest for local high school students. Visit our education page for more information.
Great Decisions, co-sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, are evening presentations discussions based on the Foreign Policy Association’s assessment of major global issues facing America. The Forum offers this series to the public free of charge. The programs are held at the Greenwich Library in Greenwich in the spring and the New Canaan Library in New Canaan in the fall.
Special events, including WorldQuest, Economic Trends Lecture, corporate events, book signing with internationally renowned authors, film events, wine tastings, the Marie Hurley Memorial Travel Lecture, and the membership's annual meeting, are held in June.