Our Mission

The World Affairs Council of Central Illinois (WACCI) is a civic organization dedicated to educating the public in our region about US foreign policy, global economic and environmental issues, and international politics through in-depth presentations and discussions.

We are a member of the World Affairs Councils of America

Our Programs

The World Affairs Council of Central Illinois hosts a speaker series with recognized experts providing lectures on critical issues from a variety of viewpoints.  It also sponsors an annual Great Decisions discussion forum, which provides the public with opportunities to actively engage each other in dialogue about the great foreign policy issues that confront our country. All of our programs are free and open to the public. Finally, our Council partners with community groups, corporations, colleges and universities to promote an interest in world affairs, especially among members of the next generation.