The World Affairs Council of Maine connects our state and the world by engaging and educating people of all ages to become global citizens.

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All upcoming and past events can be found here.


Celebrate International Women's Day with us!

Stay tuned for details: 

March 9th: A discussion with Ambassador Swanee Hunt on the powerful role of women in peace + security

March 15th: Screening + Panel Discussion on the documentary, Maine Girls


Academic WorldQuest 2018

The ultimate global education competition is coming... 

RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Geography, Cybersecurity, Combatting Climate Change, America's Diplomats, Saudi Arabiaand Current Events

Click here for more information and important updates!

Congratulations to the defending WorldQuest 2017 winners: Team Lake Region High School and Team Unum !!

                                                       Team Lake Region High School                                 Team Unum

Happy 40th Anniversary to the World World Affairs Council of Maine!
The World Affairs Council of Maine celebrated its 40th Anniversary, on September 10, 2017 on Peaks Island, where the organization was first conceptualized by forward thinking people who hosted United Nations diplomats and correspondents on the island in the early 1960’s.  The Council was officially founded in 1977, with the purpose of promoting understanding of world events and issues, diverse cultures, foreign policy, and international trade. Forty years later, the Council’s programming continues to carry out the original purpose, which is as important as ever given our global connectedness and Maine’s expanding global presence. 


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We are a proud member of the World Affairs Councils of America

The World Affairs Councils of America represents and supports the largest national non-partisan network of local councils that are dedicated to educating, inspiring and engaging Americans in international affairs and the critical global issues of our times.

and Global Ties U.S.

Global Ties U.S. strengthens relationships between individuals and nations by making international exchange programs more effective.

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