World Affairs Forum

Address: 800 Summer Street, Suite 340
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-356-0340
Fax: 203-348-7130
The World Affairs Forum is the only world affairs council serving Fairfield and Westchester counties. We are part of a national network of 86 councils across the nation with a shared mission of educating our members, students, and the public about international affairs and America's role in the world. The World Affairs Forum was established in 1946 to promote greater understanding of foreign policy issues by providing for dialogue between its members and leaders in the field of international relations. Today it serves over 500 members and the larger community through a variety of top-notch programs:

* The Ambassadors’ Roundtable, our executive briefing series, offers seven breakfasts and two dinners per season, for business and community leaders featuring leading diplomats and policy makers. This program offers our most prominent speakers. Membership is by invitation based on an individual's international experience.

* World Affairs Forum regular program for members and their guests. It offers programs on important challenges in the international arena. Events can be luncheons, evening events, or events at corporate offices or other sites. Free events for members are held at the University of Connecticut's Stamford campus and are co-sponsored with UConn's Business School.

* World Class education programs for high school and college students. Our program offers study abroad scholarship, internships with the Forum, Academic WorldQuest for local high school students, seminars for high school social science teachers, and other opportunities. Visit our education page for more information.

* Great Decisions, co-sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, are evening roundtable discussions based on the Foreign Policy Association’s assessment of major global issues facing America. The Forum offers this series to the public free of charge. The programs are held at the Greenwich Library in Greenwich and the Ferguson Library in Stamford.

* Special events including WorldQuest, corporate events, book signing with internationally renowned authors, film events, wine tastings, the Marie Hurley Memorial Travel Lecture, and the membership's annual meeting, held in June.

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