Upcoming Events


Great Decisions Kick-Off Dinner & Dialogue

  • Sep 7, 2016 @ 5:30 PM
  • Education

On April 11, 2015, Presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro shook hands at the Summit of the Americas in Panama, marking the first meeting between a U.S. and Cuban head of state since the two countries severed their ties in 1961. What are the prospects for U.S.–Cuba ties? Does the rapprochement impact the Cuban Adjustment Act? What are intended and unintended consequences of the shift in U.S. policy? Learn more from our speaker panel and discuss recommendations for the U.S. government and the international community with Great Decisions students from across the First Coast.

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What is the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville

The Council, formed in 1985 as the National Interest Forum, joined the World Affairs Councils of America in 1995. The World Affairs Councils of America is a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to educating and engaging Americans on global issues. With more than 90 councils across 40 states reaching more than half a million people a year, it is the largest organization of its kind in the U.S.

The Council has grown from a small organization sponsoring a modest speaker program, held in members’ homes, to reaching thousands of individuals every year through an acclaimed speaker series, educational programming, special events and an expanding network of young professionals.