SDWAC: Mission Statement
The San Diego World Affairs Council is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating and engaging San Diegans in global issues, international relations, and cultural understanding.
Festival of World Dances
March 29th, 2015 @ 3:00pm-8:00pm, Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Join the San Diego Indian American Society, and special guest Ambassador Venkatesen Ashok from the Consul-General of India in San Francisco, for a celebration of various dances from around the world.
SDWAC North Country Chapter Annual Luncheon
May 28th, 2015 @ 11:30am-2:00pm, Bernardo Heights Country Club. The San Diego County World Affairs Council–North County Chapter (SDWAC-NCC) will hold its Annual Luncheon Meeting on Thursday, 28 May 2015 at the Bernardo Heights Country Club. There will be an excellent lunch followed by a stimulating talk on the UN Charter on National Sovereignty and the Right to Self-Determination as in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) by Dr. Everard Meade, the Director of the Trans-Border Institute (TBI) at the University of San Diego.
Academic World Quest
Academic World Quest is a national quiz competition for high school students who are curious about the world. Love to travel? Want a career in foreign affairs, diplomacy, international trade, or humanitarian work? Test your knowledge with Academic WorldQuest! AWQ subject matters will include the top international issues, such as China, the U.S., and Asia

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Academic World Quest

A National Quiz Competition for High School Students Curious about the world? Love to travel? Want a career in foreign affairs, diplomacy, international trade, or humanitarian work? Test your knowledge with Academic WorldQuest! 


International Business Briefings

The San Diego World Affairs Council offers business briefings and luncheons to promote international commerce in the Greater San Diego region.

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Member Newsletter

A Conversation with Debbie Martinez and Dr. Dee Aker about WorldLink in the Past and Present by Erica Yun and Maylee Sands:  A sixteenth century Spanish style building at the University of San Diego, which overlooks the beautiful vista of

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Upcoming Events


The Potential for World War III

March 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Members will discuss the lessons learned from WW I, the current escalation of geopolitical rivalries in the Middle East, and China’s actions and reactions in the Pacific.


Confucianism & the Reconstruction of Chinese Identity

March 26, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Professor Na Chen, Research Associate at UCSD and Fudan University, Shanghai, will examine the ongoing nationwide revival of “Confucianism & the Reconstruction of Chinese Identity”

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Festival of World Dances

March 29, 2015 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Festival of World Dances is a medley of dances from all around the world. Our chief guest will be the Consul General of India.



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