Welcome to The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island

The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the world and its people, cultures, and events.

Our mission is to give our members first hand accounts and insights about issues that transcend our borders, and a community for exchanging ideas and meeting other globally minded people.

For 80 years, WACRI has brought the world to Rhode Island through our monthly guest speaker and Global Discussions programs, by hosting international visitors, and by promoting learning and education about world affairs.

We invite you to join WACRI, and become a part of our community of globally oriented citizens.

Our Next Event
Co-Hosted with the Northwestern University Alumni Association

Thursday, May 17th

Dr. Will Reno
of Northwestern University


"In Search of an American Policy in Africa"
Possibilities, Opportunities, and Challenges

About Our Speaker

Dr. Will Reno is the Director of the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University.

Professor Reno's research, teaching, service and community engagements focus on understanding the causes of political violence, comparisons of political violence in Africa with political violence elsewhere, the organization and behavior of insurgent groups, and the politics of authoritarian regimes. 


The Squantum Association

East Providence, RI


6:00 PM Social Hour

6:40 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Presentation

8:30 PM Adjourn


$50 Members of WACRI
and Northwestern Alumni Association

$58 Non-members

$15 Presentation Only - No Dinner

To Register

Click here to go to the registration page 


email us at rsvpwacri@gmail.com

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