For almost a century, World Affairs Councils have spearheaded a nationwide non-partisan, non-profit grassroots movement to foster understanding and citizen engagement in international affairs and as well as involving interested citizens in an exchange of ideas, knowledge and understanding of global issues. Each year, half a million Americans directly benefit from world affairs councils’ programming and events.
WAC Austin exists to serve Central Texas residents of all ages and backgrounds who are interested in the world at large. Our mission is to provide those individuals with top-quality programming and events, and create conduits for interaction with international experts and decision-makers. The World Affairs Council of Austin focuses on three areas of programming: Culture, Education, and Global Trade.