Membership for an individual is on a monthly or annual basis. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership with the World Affairs Council is tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.
Membership supports each of the Council's core focus areas: in-depth community programs; the International Visitor Program that brings the world to Seattle; and the Global Classroom program that provides resources to teachers and students.
Membership with the World Affairs Council is:
- A platform – The Council offers frequent opportunities to participate in forums, workshops, receptions, and discussions to engage in debate and dialogue.
- An education – Members of the World Affairs Council participate in in-depth discussions—not lectures—on timely global topics with local relevance.
- A network – Membership facilitates relationships and meaningful connections between people with diverse backgrounds and a common belief in the value of informed global citizenship.
- 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.
Young Professionals International Network
The World Affairs Council’s Young Professional International Network (YPIN) brings together a diverse group of young people with a shared passion for the world around us. YPIN members are also World Affairs Council members. Read more about YPIN here.
We offer discounted membership to K-12 educators as part of our Global Classroom program that extends the World Affairs Council’s message of global understanding to Washington State classrooms.
K-12 Educator Membership
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