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

Giving Tuesday | Support Global Affairs Education | In Service to the Public

“I’m so thankful to the Tennessee World Affairs Council for the opportunity it has given me and for lighting the fire underneath me to learn more.”

— Olivia, former Cookeville, TN HS student; UT Knoxville alumna, University of Exeter Doctorate and Arab Language Fluency

The Power to Convene

The Power to Inform

The Power to Inspire


Join us today for #GivingTuesday: a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. As the consequences of global developments weighs on us all, there has never been a more critical time to reflect on, and appreciate, the importance of global affairs discourse.

Any amount helps us to continue to engage the public and students to better understand the world, America’s international role, and the policy choices that impact our daily lives and our future.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone the power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on.

Your World Affairs Council is a unique public service organization in Tennessee.

The Council is a nonpartisan, educational, grassroots, nonprofit association that works to inform the community on global affairs and to inspire youth to be prepared for a future where their connection with the world will impact their security and prosperity.


Please support our work in the interest of public service.



Your donation goes to:

  • Supporting TNWAC to carry out its public service educational initiatives like the Distinguished Speaker and Ambassador Circle Series, special programs like the “Global Dialogue” series, “Global Nashville,” and more virtual and in-person programs that connect you to the world.
  • Supporting TNWAC to carry out its educational initiatives like the Academic WorldQuest high school challenge, the “What in the World? Weekly Quiz” series, the Tennessee Global Scholars program for students, and the International Careers and Jobs panels for students and young professionals.

You can give in one of several ways:

  • Mail a check to the TNWAC Office (Fidelity Hall 304A, Belmont University, 1900 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37212)
  • Pay with a credit card via the donation button above
  • Call Pat Ryan at 931.261.2353
  • Make a bequest to the Tennessee World Affairs Council to create a lasting legacy

The Tennessee World Affairs Council is designated an IRS 501c3 Tax Exempt organization registered as a charitable group in the State of Tennessee.


THE MISSION of the nonprofit, nonpartisan Tennessee World Affairs Council is to promote international awareness, understanding and connections to enhance the region’s global stature and to prepare Tennesseans to thrive in our increasingly complex and connected world.

THE VISION of  the Tennessee World Affairs Council is a well-informed community that thinks critically about the world and the impact of global events.