Heads of State. Diplomats. Freedom Fighters.

Over the years, the World Affairs Council has brought some of the brightest minds of our time to Jacksonville. Below is a selection of just a few of our biggest names.

Maria Ressa

2021 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

Malcolm Turnbull

Former Australian Prime Minister

Madeline Albright

Former Secretary of State

Bob Woodward


Stephen Breyer

Former Supreme Court Justice

Raphael Bostic

President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Helen Czerski

Physicist and Author

Michael Oren

Former Israeli Amb. To the U.S.

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