About Us


The World Affairs Council of Jacksonville is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization.

Our mission is to promote an understanding of the world and its people and to engage citizens of Northeast Florida in becoming better informed participants in the global community.

Engaging our citizens

We reach thousands of individuals every year through our acclaimed speaker series, our special events, and through an expanding network of young professionals.

Connecting our community

We draw our 800+ members from across Northeast Florida, and our board includes community leaders from both the public and private sector. Our members and sponsors value the opportunity to connect with other internationally minded citizens.

Investing in tomorrow

We expose students and teachers from across Northeast Florida to timely topics and world class speakers in interactive settings. Our flagship program, Great Decisions, is in 19 high schools across the First Coast.

Expanding horizons

We offer access to a distinctive travel program run by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia that provides unique opportunities to access every continent as well as destinations in the U.S.


When you join, you support our education programs in over 20 schools.

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