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.
Faces of Power: Obama’s Foreign Policy in Historical Perspective
Dr. Seyom Brown will put President Obama’s most controversial foreign policies in historical perspective, showing how and why they carry forward the policies of his predecessors or depart from them. He will also forecast the legacy Obama will bequeath to the next president or whether most historians, looking back, will regard it as essentially positive or negative.
US Foreign Policy in Azerbaijan and Central Asia
Academic WorldQuest Competition 2015-2016

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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. Event in planning: “EU in San Diego, 2015“ This event in October 2015 is about the US relationship with


Travel the World

The San Diego World Affairs Council, through the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia offers extraordinary and educational Travel the World trips to fascinating destinations. With established current connections around the world, every continent is covered. Leaders of tours are often

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Upcoming Events

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US Foreign Policy in Central Asia

September 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm  


A Perspective on ASEAN and developments in the South China Sea

August 10, 2015 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm   



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