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, May 11th

Jennifer Harris 

"War By Other Means"

Geo-Economics and Statecraft

We hope to see you on May 11th where we will have Jennifer Harris, Senior Fellow on the Council of Foreign Relations, talk about the topic of her book "War by Other Means: Geo-Economics and Statecraft".

She will discuss how the use of the United States' economic muscle can be used to advance its global political objectives. This is a very timely topic as we witness the economic dance going on between the US and China.  Dr. Harris also happens to be an expert on US/China relations.

You can see Dr. Harris talk about this on Fox News by clicking here. She is an engaging and sought after speaker!  

To order her book click here.  You can also see a video of her interview on "Charlie Rose" via this link.


We will be switching up the menu and dinner arrangements at the Agawam Hunt Club for this next event to eliminate wait times and offer a wider variety of foods. 


The Agawam Hunt Club

East Providence


WACRI Members and Their Guests $50

Non-Members $58

Presentation Only $15


6:00 pm Social Hour

6:45 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Presentation

8:45 Adjourn

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or RSVP via email at rsvpwacri@gmail.com

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