World Affairs Forum

800 Summer Street, Suite 340
203-356-0340

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.

Recent News

Annual Fundraiser & International Trivia Competition: Worldquest

WorldQuest, the World Affairs Forum's signature event, will be held at the Italian Center in Stamford. Cocktails and dinner start the evening, and the fun begins with tables competing for 'medals' by correctly answering questions on current events an…

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World Affairs Forum to Host Signature Event: WorldQuest

Stamford, CT -- WorldQuest, the World Affairs Forum's signature event, will be held at the Italian Center in Stamford. Cocktails and dinner start the evening, and the fun begins with tables competing for 'medals' by correctly answering questions on c…

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'America in A Fragmenting World' Topic at World Affairs Forum Program at The Ferguson Library

Stamford, CT -- Col. Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor Recipient and Analyst for NBC/MSNBC, will speak at the World Affairs Forum at the Ferguson Library in Stamford on “America in a Fragmenting World”. Colonel Jack Jacobs, NBC Military and Political A…

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The World Affairs Forum Announces Future Global Leader $10,000 Scholarship Winner

Stamford, CT - The World Affairs Forum is pleased to announce that Alexandra “Lexi” Kelley, a senior at St. Luke’s School in New Canaan, Connecticut, is the winner of the Future Global Leader Award for Fairfield County and the $10,000 Merit Sch…

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Journalist and Author, Kevin Peraino to speak on 'Reporting from the Middle East: The View of a Former Foreign Correspondent'

Stamford, CT -- The public is invited to attend an Ambassadors’ Roundtable series lunch presentation by Kevin Peraino on “Reporting from the Middle East: The View of a Former Foreign Correspondent”. Kevin Peraino is a veteran journalist who has…

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The World Affairs Forum's Global Economic Trends Lecture

Stamford, CT -- Robert T. “Tim” McGee, Director of Macro Strategy and Research, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management will speak at the World Affairs Forum’s Annual Global Economic Trends Lecture.  The event, hosted by MasterCa…

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U.S.-Russian Relations: Is This A New Cold War? With Professor Angela Stent

Topic at Ambassadors’ Roundtable DinnerStamford, CT -- The public is invited to attend an Ambassadors’ Roundtable series dinner presentation by Professor Stent on “U.S. Russian Relations: Is This a New Cold War”. Professor Stent is Director …

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