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The World Affairs Council of Atlanta (the Council) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization affiliated with Georgia State University and the Robinson College of Business through its status as a designated organization and fund of the Georgia State University Foundation.
The council is a member of the Washington, D.C.-based World Affairs Councils of America (WACA), which currently has more than 90 member councils across the country. WACA affiliates are invited to participate in a wide range of programs offered by the national organization and are offered access to a network of world and national leaders.
The purpose of the council is to provide a forum for discussion and a source of knowledge and expertise on international and global issues for the corporate community, government leaders and the general public. A further objective is to support the economic development of Atlanta, the state and the region. The council maintains close relationships with corporate leaders, government officials, the diplomatic corps and relevant international organizations. The council will contribute greatly to the community by providing access to high-profile American and international leaders who can deepen our understanding of critical world issues and how our country can best respond to the challenges it faces.
The council's outreach to the public includes:
The council's outreach to the business community includes:
While the council holds events throughout the Atlanta metro area, its offices are located at:
GSU Buckhead Center
Tower Place 200, Suite 500
3348 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
The council holds events year-round. Programs include breakfast briefings, luncheons, evening programs and conferences.
The mission of The World Affairs Council of Atlanta is to provide a forum for dialogue, a source of expertise, and an engine for research on international affairs and global issues that impact the corporate community, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and the general public.