Individual Membership


Membership with the World Affairs Council is…


A Platform

International dialogue is most potent when business, government, academia, and private organizations all have a seat at the table. The Council offers frequent opportunities to participate in forums, workshops, receptions, and discussions to engage in debate and dialogue; to have your voice heard on the global issues that matter to you.

An Education

Members of the World Affairs Council participate in in-depth discussions—not lectures—on timely global topics with local relevance. International visitor exchange hosts educate the world by nurturing a greater understanding of the United States abroad, making the local global, and providing curriculum development and learning opportunities for educators and students to ensure the next generation of leaders in Seattle is globally engaged.

A Network

Membership facilitates relationships and meaningful connections between people with diverse backgrounds and a common belief in the value of informed global citizenship. Our local network encompasses policy makers, thought leaders, teachers, and other community leaders in greater Seattle. Our network extends globally, with enduring connections made with emerging leaders from government, business, academia, and civil society who participate in State Department-sponsored exchanges in the area.

A Statement

By becoming a member of the World Affairs Council, you’re making a statement that you support our efforts to reach students, to engage the community on global issues, and build greater Seattle’s reputation as globally relevant and globally aware. Membership reinforces the values of responsible global citizenship.


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For questions about membership or our programs contact:

Nathan Sharpe, community engagement officer


Laurie Taylor, director of external relations