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Meetings & Programs
Meetings are held approximately once a month from September through June, dates determined by the availability and schedules of our speakers.
During 2023-24, we expect events to be in person with a hybrid format to permit remote attendance. Event times may vary and details will be announced on this site.
Worcester World Affairs Council (WWAC) meetings typically begin at 6:00 pm with social time and dinner for in-person attendees, with presentations by speakers beginning about 8:00 pm with the discussion and meeting finished by 9 pm. When necessary, remote meetings typically begin at 7:00 pm with brief time for socializing before the speaker's presentation and discussion. Presentations begin by 7:30 pm and the meeting concludes by 8:30 pm.
In either format, members have the opportunity to meet other members of the WWAC before the program and the speaker presentation, with ample time for Q&A.
The Council has hosted many illustrious speakers in Worcester over the last 65 years. See this summary of WWAC speakers and topics in recent years.
In addition to its own meetings, WWAC members also can attend the annual national meeting of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington DC.
- Thu, Feb 15Feb 15, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM"Taiwan in the Middle: Why Taiwan Matters as Strategic Competition Heats Up," with Shihoko Goto, Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise and Acting Director, Asia Program, The Wilson Center
- Mon, Mar 11Mar 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM"The Changing Face of War: Lessons from Ukraine" with Jennifer Cafarella from The Institute for the Study of War.
- Tue, May 14May 14, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PMCyber risk and insurance: How do we manage private sector cyber risks and why is it so hard? with Josephine Wolff, Tufts University
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