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 is Coming Up Fast!

Thursday, March 15th

2018 Middle East Forum

at the Agawam Hunt Club

Moderated Event Featuring Four Experts Who Will Discuss A Broad Range of Urgent Issues

The Iran nuclear agreement, Israel/Palestinian relations, ISIS, moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem...there is so much going on in the Middle East we need more than one speaker to cover it all!

Our own Dr. Richard Lobban will lead a panel of three speakers who will each bring to the evening three issues they feel are of urgent importance yet under-covered in the media.  They will interact with each other and engage with the audience in a fast paced format designed to cover a variety of stimulating topics.

About the Speakers

Dr. Hayat Alvi,  Dr. Timothy Hoyt, and Dr. Rebecca Schiff, all faculty at the Naval War College and Middle East scholars, will be our guest speakers.

Our moderator, Dr. Richard A. Lobban, Jr., is an anthropologist, archaeologist, and expert on Eqypt, Sudan, and foreign policy and a faculty member at the Naval War College.


The Agawam Hunt Club

East Providence, RI


6:00 PM Social Hour 

6:40 PM Dinner 

7:30 PM Presentation

8:30 PM Adjourn


$50 members

$58 non-members

$15 Forum Only - No Dinner

To Register

Click here to go to the registration page 


email us at rsvpwacri@gmail.com

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