World Affairs engages the public in the most critical global issues of their day. The organization believes that solutions to the world’s most challenging problems are found when the private, philanthropic and public sectors work together. Every day, the organization convenes thought leaders, change makers and engaged citizens to share ideas, learn from each other and engage in conversations that matter. Founded in 1947 following the San Francisco conference that established the United Nations, World Affairs remains one of the most vibrant global affairs organizations in the United States.
World Affairs of Northern California was founded in 1947 following the San Francisco conference that established the United Nations. Since its inception, World Affairs has valued balanced discourse, serving as a neutral forum to educate on global issues. Their past speakers have included distinguished heads of state, rising global thought leaders and experts on topics such as economy, security, development, human rights, health, climate change and technology.
World Affairs is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with local roots and global reach. The organization serves an intellectually curious Northern Californian audience with engaging and enriching in-person programming
. World Affairs Council connect viewers and listeners across the globe from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe to in-depth analysis and contextually rich content through live streams of onsite programming and an extensive online media library