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The World Affairs Council Tacoma (WACT) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to promote public understanding of world affairs, and to enhance the ability of its members to engage in a global community.

We feature guest speakers such as international figures, academics, business professionals, and journalists.  Speakers provide the opportunity for participants to engage in meaningful discussions about world affairs.

upcoming events

Our traditional programming is on a summer hiatus, and will resume in the fall.
Join us for book club if you can. Otherwise, we’ll see you in September!

  • Council programming is on a summer hiatus. We will resume in the fall. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

View previous events here. Don't forget to check out events at our sister organization, Olympia World Affairs Council.

Missed an event? Check out our WAC Tacoma YouTube channel for recordings of our programming!

Council BLOG

  • Monday, April 04, 2022 3:54 PM | Anonymous

    International students are looking for families in the Tacoma area to host them as part of their high school study abroad programs. If you've ever considered welcoming an international exchange student into your home, please visit today to find out what the responsibilities are and whether you meet the qualifications to become a host family. 

  • Monday, March 21, 2022 8:29 PM | *World Affairs Council Tacoma (Administrator)

    World Affairs Council of Tacoma member, Michael Fowler, will be speaking at an event for the Northwest China Council on Thursday, March 24th 2022 via Zoom. Fowler is the Managing Director and Senior Trade Consultant at the World Trade Center in Tacoma where he's been working on a trade and investment project which arose from the Sister City relationship between Tacoma and the city of Fuzhou, China. At this event, he'll be discussing how the city of Tacoma has leveraged its Sister City relationship with Fuzhou to help improve the lives of their citizens. 

    For more information or to register for this event, please click here

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