The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

The mission of the nonprofit, nonpartisan World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is to educate and engage the local community in national and international affairs. 

The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth (WACDFW) is a 501(c)(3) organization.

The Council has been educating North Texans on global affairs since 1951. Over 70 years on, it remains a gateway to the world for the region as it always has, offering an impressive range of programs and events for the public and its nearly 4,000 members. The Council presents between 60-80 programs annually, primarily focusing on the international aspects of business, politics, culture, and foreign policy. Through the Global Young Leaders education program, the Council takes international education directly into North Texas schools. Additionally, WACDFW coordinates visits to North Texas of delegations and leaders from around the world through the International Visitor Program and the City of Dallas Office of Protocol.

Our Annual Membership Meeting is held each year in conjunction with our open house (conditions permitting), which takes place in November or December.

Our 2022 annual report is available to view or download. 


FY 2022 Annual Report


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325 N. Saint Paul Street, Suite 4200
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: (214) 965-8400
Fax: (214) 965-8419