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WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF TACOMA

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Our Work

The World Affairs Council of Tacoma 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 diplomats, academics, business professionals, and journalists.  Speakers provide the opportunity for participants to engage in meaningful discussions about world affairs. 

Join Us

We create and promote activities to enhance public awareness and interest in international, cultural, economic, and political issues -- especially those with relevance to the greater Tacoma community. We provide insight into the world today through special guest speakers, travel programs, and unique networking events.  Click below for details on WACT Memberships.

New Interviews!

The Tacoma Immigrant Stories Project

WACT is happy to bring you three new Tacoma Immigrant Stories Project interviews.
Qudsia Khan, Marisela Fleites-Lear and Ann Evans share their 
inspiring stories of immigration to Tacoma. 
For more information and our full collection of interviews, follow this link to The Tacoma Immigrant Stories Project page.


If you are a first generation immigrant living in Tacoma and interested in joining our project, please contact us. 

Upcoming Events

  • Event Canceled: Climate Change: Costs and Consequences
    Event Canceled: Climate Change: Costs and Consequences
    Wed, Apr 24
    Canceled Event
    Apr 24, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Canceled Event
    Apr 24, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Canceled Event
    We are sorry to report that, due to circumstances beyond our control, the Council’s climate change program scheduled for April 24 has been cancelled. We share your disappointment and hope to host another climate-focused program in the future. World Affairs Council of Tacoma
  • WACT Book Club | April
    WACT Book Club | April
    Thu, Apr 25
    Join us via Zoom!
    Apr 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Join us via Zoom!
    Apr 25, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Join us via Zoom!
    American Spy, By Lauren Wilkinson
  • Resilience of the Afghan people: Inside Afghanistan
    Resilience of the Afghan people: Inside Afghanistan
    Tue, May 14
    Join us on Zoom!
    May 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Join us on Zoom!
    May 14, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Join us on Zoom!
    Marnie Gustavson, Executive Director of PARSA, will discuss her experience working to encourage leadership and positive change in civil society in Afghanistan, and the implications on women and girls' rights in Kabul as it enters its third year under Taliban control.