Partners

 
World Affairs at a Local LevelThe World Affairs Council of Jacksonville is pleased to partner with the following businesses and organizations. Collectively, we are striving to facilitate the "internationalization" of Jacksonville by increasing understanding of world affairs throughout Northeast Florida.Our Partners:Downtown Jax Rotary

Rotary International is an organization of service clubs known as Rotary Clubs located all over the world. The stated purpose of the organization is to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, gender, or political preference. Rotary's best-known motto is Service above Self, and its secondary motto is They profit most who serve best. Downtown Rotary has collaborated with the Council on a program focusing on immigration.


The Florida Times-Union

As Northeast Florida's prime newspaper, the Florida Times-Union has been providing the Jacksonville community with the latest local, national, and global updates and current events. Our partnership has provided the wider Northeast Florida community with information and access to the Council and promotion of our Global Issues Evenings speaker series at the University of North Florida.
The Gate Governors ClubThe Gate Governors Club is a unique club membership experience, in which members belong to two or more of the Gate-owned clubs: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, Epping Forest Yacht Club, The Lodge & Club and The River Club. These four Jacksonville clubs are conveniently located to give members access to the diverse offerings of Northeast Florida such as a world-class marina, Atlantic Ocean beaches, championship golf, tennis, fitness, a luxury spa and an array of exquisite casual and formal dining opportunities. The World Affairs Council partners with the Gate Governors Club to present the Global Business Luncheons at the River Club.
GlobalJax
GlobalJax, as the local partner for the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership program, brings hundreds of emerging international leaders to Jacksonville every year. From virtually every corner of the world, these visitors come to make lasting global connections with our business community (from Public Health to Local Economic Development), and to gain firsthand knowledge of the United States. GlobalJax partners with the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville's Young Professionals (YPs) to present Global Exchanges. 
The Haskell Company
For more than forty years the Haskell Company has provided corporate and institutional clients and developers and public agencies with a single source design-build process and is widely considered to be a leader in the fast growing design-building industry. Haskell has been an avid supporter of the Council through the years, printing the Council’s monthly newsletter and hosting Council gatherings, as well as providing a venue for the Council’s quarterly Young Professionals Global Exchanges.Jacksonville Business JournalAs part of the Business Journals division of American City Business Journals, the Jacksonville Business Journal provides Jacksonville with comprehensive coverage of business news from a local, regional and national perspective. As a partner with the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville for over 5 years, the Business Journal promotes our Global Business Luncheon speaker events at the River Club in downtown Jacksonville.
Jax Chamber
The Jacksonville Chamber  is a business advocacy organization that leads regional economic development by supporting the growth of area businesses, helping to attract and establish new businesses and fostering a healthy and inclusive business environment. It improves quality of life through responsible, sustained leadership on community and regional issues of relevance to our members. The World Affairs Council became a Chamber member in November—2007.
Jacksonville Main Library
Opened November 12, 2005 as the final library project in the Better Jacksonville Plan, the Main Library is over 300,000 sq. ft in size and is the largest public library in the state. The World Affairs Council and the Main Library have partnered to offer Great Decisions to adults as well as co-hosting events for citizens of Northeast Florida.
Jacksonville UniversityFounded in 1934, Jacksonville University offers seven bachelor's degree programs and more than 70 majors, programs, and concentrations. Graduate programs include nursing, business, education, orthodontics, marine science, fine arts, math and public policy. Jacksonville University is hosting the March 2015 Global Business Luncheon, "The Politics of Water," and an evening reception at The River House for Council Ambassador Level Members and Sponsors.
Mussallem GalleriesMussallem Galleries is one of the best kept secrets of Jacksonville. For five generations, Mussallem Galleries has committed to bringing the best quality, service and value to its clients and friends. In an expansive 90,000 square foot Gallery Showroom, one can find an eclectic array of museum quality works of art, including oil paintings, watercolor and mixed media. Collections include Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Continental and European objects of art. The World Affairs Council partnered with Mussallem Galleries to host a special evening with Marilyn McAfee, reporting on her recent visit to Iran.
NAS JacksonvilleNaval Air Station Jacksonville is a multi-mission base hosting more than 100 tenant commands. One of the more interesting aspects of the base is the number of changes it has undergone through the years. During World War II, NAS Jax was commissioned before it was even completed. It was quickly developed into what amounts to a small town now, containing schools, a hospital, restaurants, churches, boat ramps, as well as gyms and a golf course. The Council collaborated with NAS Jax on several events in conjunction with the visit of General Zinni in February 2015.

University of North Florida
The World Affairs Council’s Global Issues Evenings - an evening series delivered by prominent speakers on a range of international issues, followed by an extended Q&A period are co-hosted by and held at the University of North Florida and are included as a part of their Distinguished Voices series. These programs, which run from September through April, promote a deeper understanding of world affairs and deliver the stories behind the headlines.
WJCT
WJCT is the community-supported public broadcasting station for the First Coast. WJCT has provided support for the World Affairs Council over the years, including interviewing Council guest speakers for WJCT radio broadcasts, re-broadcasting speaker presentations via WJCT television and co-hosting special gatherings and forums with Council members and sponsors.
Call the Council office at (904) 280-8162 to discuss partnership opportunities.