The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

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.


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The Global Scholars Academy is Houston’s premiere foreign affairs experience designed for high school students who want to explore a world of possibilities and are interested in world affairs, international business, diplomacy, and more.

Summer 2024 Session Dates
Session 1: June 24 – 28 (The Woodlands)
Session 2: July 8 – 12 (Houston)
Session 3: July 22 – 26 (Houston)
Session 4: July 29 – August 2 (West Houston)

For those pursuing a deeper understanding of global affairs and U.S foreign policy to benefit their professional development or personal knowledge, the institute is an excellent resource to gain a more comprehensive grasp of the world as it is today.

FALL 2024 starts September 24th

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Become a Member

Membership in the World Affairs Council offers you admission to all general programs at a reduced rate, or, in many cases, for free. At these programs, you will have access to a vast pool of thought-leaders and policy-makers as well as to fellow citizens who share your interest in world affairs.

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Global Houston

Model UN 2024

Connect, Learn, and Lead on the Global Stage!

Ready to be a united nations delegate?

Represent countries from around the world and solve the world’s most pressing global issues!

March 23 2024, the West Houston Institute

Global Young Professionals

The Council’s Global Young Professionals discussions engage early career professionals, aged 21 to 40, in peer-driven learning and dialogue on leading international affairs issues.


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