Pillars of Service
The Council hosts expert-led lectures, panel discussions, luncheons, film screenings, networking events and more.
James M. Olson served for over thirty years in the Directorate of Operations of the Central Intelligence Agency, mostly overseas in clandestine operations.
Milan Vaishnav, Senior Fellow and Director of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will discuss India’s domestic issues, policies and geopolitical agenda.
The Global Scholars Academy is a nonpartisan, nonprofit Academy providing an opportunity for middle and high school students to develop interest and demonstrate expertise in understanding different world cultures and important international issues. Curriculum will include a globally-focused course of study, including classes, coursework, projects, extracurricular activities, and visits to relevant outside organizations.
Student World Affairs Councils
Shaping the students of Greater Houston today into the global leaders of tomorrow.
Local to Global:
Early Career Professionals
The Council’s Local To Global discussions engage early career professionals, aged 21 to 40, in peer-driven learning and dialogue on leading international affairs issues.
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Global Adventures Travel
We focus on organizing unforgettable journeys to one-of-a-kind destinations for small groups of 10 to 20 travelers. Travelers are guided from the beginning to the end of the experience to ensure safety, knowledge, cultural exchange and entertainment, giving them an opportunity to connect with their surroundings and with one another.
In service to Greater Houston as a Global City, the mission of our Council is to promote understanding of the world – its people, politics, economies and cultures – to enable the Houston community to participate more effectively in the global world.
World Affairs and International Education
At the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston, we offer unprecedented opportunities to get involved with world affairs and international education through a Houston nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to unbiased learning opportunities and the exchange of both global culture and local perspectives.
As a nonpartisan organization, we promote international dialogue and education through cultural sessions, speaking engagements, travel opportunities and much more. All World Affairs Council programming is open to the public, as we are dedicated to free and fair discussion on pressing topics that influence the world today and the world to come.
Exploring the World
As a Houston nonprofit travel organization, we offer global citizens options and opportunities you simply cannot find anywhere else. For instance, the Council organizes insider tours, embassy visits and other such engagements in the countries we visit, offering travelers an inside view to learn about the world, taking this far beyond a simple tourism opportunity. This is a way to travel that can broaden your global perspective and impact and change your life forever.
Engaging in Houston
Of course, you do not have to travel to engage with foreign affairs in Houston. We organize premiere events that bring timely speakers and experts to you. Speakers include senators, national security advisors, presidential candidates, high-level executives, foreign world leaders and the like. Engage with world leaders and acclaimed experts and thought leaders at one of our private luncheons, an intimate Council Cabinet reception, an open dialogue at one of our evening programs, or perhaps over dinner at one of our cultural sessions. As the premier foreign affairs programming in Houston, the options are limitless.
You want to explore the world in a deeply intellectual manner and expand your own perspectives through relentless education. We’re the best Houston international nonprofit organization to make those dreams a reality.
Throughout the academic school year, we also offer educational opportunities and programs for students and teachers. We have a vast array of resources used by teachers and professors, including international affairs lesson plans and discussion modules. Let us bring you something that you just cannot find in a standard classroom. It’s been our mission for years and we continue to work hard toward this end every day. Teachers can receive professional development credit by attending one of our programs or lectures, while students have the opportunity to engage with speakers on a one-on-one basis. As Houston’s premiere nonprofit international education center, we’re proud to offer education beyond the classroom and beyond the headlines.
The Benefits of Membership
When you join, these opportunities become more affordable and accessible than ever. You can experience our international programs in Houston at discounted rates and get advanced notice of upcoming events as soon as they get scheduled. You also get a chance to have more than your standard evening out, joining with other life-long learners and dedicating yourself to the noble pursuit of knowledge and insight on many levels.
If you’d like to learn more about memberships options and the programs we offer, please click here or contact us at 713-522-7811.