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In gratitude:

Thank you to all who attended our 2017-18 programming! We are pleased to report having organized 45 programs, hosted 1,780+ attendees, and covered 26+ countries. Stay tuned for details on our 2018-19 program year. It begins September 2018!

All past events can be found here.


2018 Annual Meeting Speaker Announced

Ambassador David Balton, recently retired from the U.S. Department of State (Deputy Asst. Secretary for Oceans + Fisheries) and now a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, will offer his perspectives on U.S. Leadership in a Changing Arctic. Join us on Wednesday, June 20th!

Congratulations to the 2018 WorldQuest Winners!

Thanks to the 180+ participants who travelled to CIEE Headquarters on February 28th to join the fierce competition. What a night!

Sagarmatha, one of Thornton Academy's five participating teams, won the ultimate bragging rights as WorldQuest 2018 High School Champions! They will travel to Washington, DC in April to compete at the National AWQ Competition. Please join us in wishing them luck!

Team CIEE secured the title of WorldQuest 2018 Overall Champions, proving their reputation as "Best in Class" in international education.

Thanks to the teachers, students, volunteers, and Board members who made WorldQuest happen. Special thanks to our sponsors: CIEE, Bangor Savings Bank, Unum, Gordon Erikson Jr., George Ford, and Harry Konkel.

We'll see you in 2019!

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 1960s.  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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