World Affairs Council of Western Colorado

World Affairs Council of Western Colorado

 The World Affairs Council of Western Colorado (WACWC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing a deep and broad understanding of international affairs and how events in the world affect life in Western Colorado. WACWC provides speakers and lectures of national or international prominence with knowledge in subjects of political, economic or historic import, for the education of the public, as well as, providing global literacy for K-12 students. Facilitate forums for discussion of world events. 


Your passport to a world of ideas.


The World Affairs Council of Western Colorado


Our Mission

The World Affairs Council of Western Colorado is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing a deep and broad understanding of international affairs and how events in the world effect life in Western Colorado.  WACWC works to bring exceptional speakers from around the world to our community on topics concerning foreign events, U.S. foreign policies, and different cultures and religions.  


Upcoming events


April GlobeWanderers

Matt Soper will speak about his experiences in Portugal, the land of exploration, innovation, and enchantment, where coincidence brought him to the tables of average citizens and influential politicians alike. Sarah McCarthy will take you to a rural community in Belize where she spent six months working on a thesis project to understand the benefits and possibilities of cacao-based agroforestry agriculture systems in a Q'eqchi Maya population. And finally, Jeremy Beck will lead us along North America's second-longest river, the Mackenzie River/Deh Cho, in Canada's Northwest Territories where he paddled with Brian Castner, author of "Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage", which chronicles explorer Alexander Mackenzie's failed search for a water route to the Pacific.

Grab a drink, meet new friends, and hear firsthand tales from three GJ adventurers on their travels to Canada, Belize, and Portugal at our monthly Western Colorado GlobeWanderers bar night!

@ Charlie Dwellington's Bar on 1st and Main St. Grand Junction
Wednesday, Apr. 25. 7:00PM start. Ages 18+. Must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to purchase alcohol. 

GlobeWanderers is a monthly bar night organized by the World Affairs Council of Western Colorado. Admission is free to the general public. If you're interested in presenting your own adventures at a future event, email us or drop us a line on Facebook today!

Past events:

Kathryn Rodriguez

What: Borders Outside and Inside: Intersectionality, Refugees and Migration, and Women's Rights in Today's World

When: Saturday, January 20 2:00-3:00 PM

Where: Mesa Theater @ 538 Main Street

This event is free to the public. 

T.R. Reid

What: A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Fair and Efficient Tax System

When: Thursday, February 8 7:00 PM

Where: CMU Meyer Ballroom

This event is free to all past WACWC members and $10 for the general public. Future 2018 events will require a membership renewal.

Dr. Philip Jones

What: Resource Conflict in South Asia: The Indus Water Treaty

When: Tuesday, 23 May, 6:30 pm 

Where: Colorado Mesa University, University Center, Meyer Ballroom

Dr. Kathleen Hynes

What: Immigration Policy & Rights in the Age of Trump

When: Thursday, 1 June, 6:30PM

Where: First Christian Church Hall, 1326 N 1st St.


Free for students and current WACWC members; general admission is $10.

For more information see our Speakers tab.

Thank you to the following for providing support to WACWC.

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641 N 17th St, Grand Junction, CO 81501