2022 World Affairs Council of the Year
Network of Independent World Affairs Councils of America


Roundtable | Women’s Voices in International Affairs | April 21

This event will be a panel discussion on the importance of women's voices in international affairs. The panel will feature women whose experience spans across a variety of subjects and regions, from Nashville and New York City to Africa and Ireland.

Special Colloquium | Iran: From the Inside Out | Apr 22

The timing of this colloquium is intentional – the US is at a critical juncture. The new Biden administration has rare bipartisan support from Congress – support for a fresh policy that reinstates limits on Iran's nuclear program, curtails its ballistic missile program, and addresses its malign behavior throughout the Middle East – all this coinciding with upcoming presidential elections in the Islamic Republic.

Panel | “How Democracies Die” | May 20

Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America. Join the conversation about what it means for America.

Global Dialogue | The Power of Diplomacy | Marshall | Jun 1

Join us for this conversation with Capricia Penavic Marshall, Ambassador-in-Residence, Atlantic Council and Former Chief of Protocol of the United States at the White House, about the importance of diplomacy in foreign policy.

Global Dialogue | On Travel with Rick Steves | Jun 15

There's a pent up urge to get out into the world. Americans have visited every corner of the world for decades and the pandemic has brought that wanderlust to a halt. TNWAC President Pat Ryan talks with travel guru Rick Steves about what's ahead in the world of travel, how travel builds bridges of understanding and cooperation, and "travel as a political act." Join us for this special event.