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What is the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville
The Council, formed in 1985 as the National Interest Forum, joined the World Affairs Councils of America in 1995. The World Affairs Councils of America is a nonprofit grassroots organization dedicated to educating and engaging Americans on global issues. With more than 90 councils across 40 states reaching more than half a million people a year, it is the largest organization of its kind in the U.S.
The Council has grown from a small organization sponsoring a modest speaker program, held in members’ homes, to reaching thousands of individuals every year through an acclaimed speaker series, educational programming, special events and an expanding network of young professionals.
November 13, 2019 Roger McNamee on Social Media & Democracy
May 24, 2019 Economist: I Think in the Next Six to Twelve Months, the Outlook is GoodThe U.S. economic expansion will be 10 years old next month and if it continues into July, it will become the longest ever, says Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics. During a presentation Tuesday to the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville, Zandi said he fully expects the expansion to reach that record length and beyond. “I think in the next six to 12 months, the outlook is good,” he said. “Barring the trade war going off the rails, the economy is fundamentally in good shape,” Zandi said at the event at The River Club in Downtown Jacksonville.
April 20, 2019 Jacksonville Ranks Well on Signs of SuccessAt the World Affairs Council gathering at UNF recently, James and Deborah Fallows described their 4-year, 100,000 mile tour of small and mid-size American cities — a journey that led to their book “Our Towns.”