Why Join?

Become a stakeholder in bringing global awareness education to your community.

It’s up to you to help promote an understanding of the complex world the next generation will inherit. Your membership and support will help encourage informed discussion of world affairs, demonstrating the growing connections between Americans and the rest of the world. Thank you for joining this effort and for your support!

To find out the benefits of membership, click here.

Listen to distinguished American Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering share his views on global literacy and the importance of World Affairs Councils. (Click for video.)


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.


Programs like the Academic WorldQuest competition inspire students to learn about the global challenges in America’s future.


TN WAC hosted distinguished visiting speakers like Ambassador Petr Kolar of the Czech Republic who talked at a town hall meeting, civic organizations and classrooms like this International Relations class at Vanderbilt University.


The TN WAC global awareness programs meet the needs of groups large and small, like large groups of Rotarians (above) and small groups of citizens sharing perspectives on hot topics in the news (below).



The Tennessee World Affairs Council is a membership organization. Members participate in determining the direction of the organization and help to sustain its programs and resources. We welcome you to the Council and look forward to your participation in Council events.

Listen to former Nashville Mayor Karl F. Dean share his views on the importance of global affairs awareness to the education of youth and the future of Nashville.

Membership terms run one-year, day for day.