Pillars of Service
The Council hosts expert-led lectures, panel discussions, luncheons, film screenings, networking events and more.
Rick Steves is a popular public television host, a best-selling guidebook author, and an outspoken activist who encourages Americans to broaden their perspectives through travel. Join us on December 2 at 5:00 pm.
Full of Barbara Bush’s trademark wit and thoughtfulness, Pearls of Wisdom is a poignant reflection on life, love, family, and the world by one of America’s most iconic — and beloved — public figures. Hear her speak at our Council cabinet Exclusive event.
Republic of Korea & the U.S.: A Vital Alliance in an Uncertain World: more information coming soon
From one of the most distinguished admirals of our time and a former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, a meditation on leadership and character refracted through the lives of ten of the most illustrious naval commanders in history
In Sailing True North, Admiral Stavridis offers a lessons of leadership and character from the lives and careers of history’s most significant naval commanders. He also brings a lifetime of reflection to bear on the subjects of his study–naval history, the vocation of the admiral, and global geopolitics. Above all, this is a book that will help you navigate your own life’s voyage: the voyage of leadership of course, but more important, the voyage of character.
As 2020 comes to a close we would love to see you in our virtual brindis, a great way to stay connected from afar.
We appreciate you and miss you so pick your preferred drink and let’s toast to a new year together!
Global Connections is a business networking opportunity for our members and any career professionals in the Greater Houston area, who are interested in furthering their understanding of international events and issues as well as expanding their global connections.
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.