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.


Thursday, January 12th

"North Korea's Nuclear Ambitions
and US Policy Responses" 

Dr. Terrence Roehrig, will talk about a topic that has taken on greater importance with the election of President-Elect Donald Trump.  With the established unpredictability of Kim Jong Un, and the still undefined foreign policy of the new administration there is great uncertainty as to how the United States might deal with what President Obama has described as the number one security threat to the United States.

Come share your views and concerns, learn, and meet one of the top experts in the field of nuclear national security. 

About Our Speaker

Dr. Roehrig is Professor of National Security Affairs, the Director of the Asia-Pacific Studies Group, at the US Naval War College.  He has been a Research Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University in the International Security Program and the Project on Managing the Atom and a past President of the Association of Korean Political Studies.  

He has published several books including most recently South Korea's Rise: Economic Development,Power, and Foreign Policy with Cambridge University Press, a work coauthored with Uk Heo.

A Change in Our Meeting Format

Due to a significant increase in prices from our venues, and a desire for our members to have more social time, we will have a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a carving station in place of a sit down dinner. 

This allows us to have more affordable ticket prices while still having an elegant and fun evening for all attendees.  It will also enable us to begin the presentation a little earlier and adjourn before the night gets too far on.  Your feedback is appreciated.



 Agawam Hunt Club

East Providence, Rhode Island


6:00 PM Social Hour/Reception 

7:00 PM Opening Remarks

7:15 PM Presentation and Q & A

8:15 PM Adjourn


$30 WACRI Members

$40 Non-Members

$10 Presentation Only

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