World Affairs Council of Northern California

About World Affairs Council of Northern California

World Affairs is the leading international affairs organization on the West Coast, offering a forum where diverse audiences engage in thoughtful conversations on global issues with an A list of speakers. With more than 100 in-person programs each year, World Affairs’ Policy Programming offers fresh insights and new perspectives on current topics of international importance and engages a curious public with ideas that stimulate, conversations that matter and leaders who inspire.

Its Education Program supports and inspires the global leaders of tomorrow with a variety of opportunities and resources for students and educators to broaden their knowledge of international affairs. Activities, such as a student-led policy simulation, provide high school and community college students with in-depth study and training on today’s global issues.

Since 2001, World Affairs has been home to the Global Philanthropy Forum (GPF), which works to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work. GPF has grown into a dynamic international network of participants who are committed to inclusive development globally. Regional affiliates include the African Philanthropy Forum (APF) and the Brazilian Philanthropy Forum.


Programs Research Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 San Francisco, CA
“I thoroughly enjoyed being able to research current and relevant issues while preparing briefing reports for the program moderators. Doing so gave me the opportunity to gain knowledge of hot topics in global politics that I otherwise wouldn't have a very comprehensive understanding of solely based on my studies at USF in the International Studies major where you must narrow your field of study (understandably) by selecting a region and concentration. ”
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