The RWAC is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to enlightening and engaging the public in international affairs. In a world where pressing issues require unprecedented levels of cooperation and accountability, it is the Council’s mission to offer Central Virginians a forum to engage in dialogue with policy makers, thought-leaders, and academics in order to deepen understanding. Each month the Council hosts a variety of Programs with leaders who impact global affairs. These programs are open to Council members and the public. The World Affairs Council also cooperates and reaches out to faculty members, teachers, and students to enhance their opportunities for learning about international affairs.