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 like-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 

Thursday, March 9th

"Should Americans Try to 

Shape The World?"

Isolationism vs Imperialism in US History and the Trump Era


Award-winning Correspondent

Stephen Kinzer

This is an event you will surely want to attend. Stephen Kinzer is an internationally recognized foreign correspondent whose articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him "among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling."

His talk will focus on his new book "The True Flag" which delves into the question "Are Americans imperialists or isolationists?" From the imperialist invasions of the 19th and 20th centuries to the more recent interventions overseas, any action the United States takes has major global reverberations and consequences.

This debate is especially pertinent now, as President-elect Donald Trump formulates his global "America First" strategy. 

Given the positive response we received from our last event at the Agawam Hunt Club we will once again be having an expanded social hour/reception instead of a served meal


The Agawam Hunt Club

East Providence, Rhode Island


WACRI Members and their Guests $35

Non-Members $45

Presentation Only $10


6:00 pm Social Hour/Reception

7:15 pm Presentation  Q&A

8:30 pm Adjourn

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