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 Dinner Event

Thursday, March 14th

 "A Celebration of Women's History Month


Women Leaders Around the World"

The 21st century is predicted to be an unprecedented century for women in every sphere, including politics. Globally women as presidents or heads of state grew in the 20th century after the end of colonialism, and the United Nations recognized this trend with the UN Decade for Women and multiple world conferences.

And in the US we have just elected the largest number of women to the House of Representatives. What does the next decade hold for women in American and world politics?


  • Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, will present an overview of historical landmarks in women’s equality and political participation, globally and locally.
  • Richard Lobban, “Women and the Informal Economy”  (women’s critical but often hidden  economic roles).
  • Alma Gottlieb, first speaker on “A Woman I Admire”  Margaret Mead

Audience members invited volunteer to speak about a woman who has inspired them or changed  their life in some way.


The Agawam Hunt Club

15 Roger Williams Avenue

Rumford (East Providence), RI


6:00 PM Social Hour

6:40 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Presentation

8:30 PM Adjourn


WACRI Members $50

Non-Members $58

Presentation Only $15

To Register

Click here to go to the registration page 


email us at rsvpwacri@gmail.com

Please register or cancel by March 10th

We reserve the right to invoice no shows 


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