WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF ST LOUIS

Connecting St. Louis to the World

Saint Louis, MO   |  www.wacstl.org

Mission

We connect St. Louis to the world on current matters important to all people in understanding global culture, policy and business.

Ruling year info

1950

Executive Director

Mr. Robert Foster

Main address

812 Olive Street Suite 110

Saint Louis, MO 63101 USA

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EIN

43-6040974

NTEE code info

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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To build bridges between St. Louis and the rest of the world, we" Provide custom programming to international visitors focused on helping them translate best practices in approaching challenging issues such as human trafficking, freedom of the press, water quality, agriculture, prison reform and many others Recognize and connect with locally globally focused organizations to build alliances and ensure efficiencies. Most notably is the Gateway Globe Awards Promote education about world issues by hosting Academic WorldQuest, a national high school competition Provide high-quality speakers through the WAC-STL Speaker Series, presented by the Dr. Mohyuddin family and through the Great Decisions series

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Ambassador Forums and speaker series

The Council sponsors 10-12 member/guest programs throughout the year, including Ambassador Forums, where the World Affairs Council of St. Louis hosts ambassadors from strategic countries to the United States. The most recent ambassador was from Mexico on Oct. 25, 2017, and the event was attended by more than 300. We are in discussions with the ambassadors from several key countries, including Canada, Haiti, and Pakistan. The remaining programs feature panels, authors, government representatives, U.S. and foreign dignitaries, cultural dinners and a variety of additional international related events.

Population(s) Served

Every year the FPA selects and develops materials on eight critical and timely challenges to U. S. foreign policy. The briefing books and video they produce do an excellent job of discussing each issue thoroughly and with balance. On eight successive Thursdays beginning March 8, 2018 and ending April 26, 2018, we will offer moderated discussions of the current year’s “Great Decision” topics. These sessions at the Ethical Society in Clayton have become a tradition and are widely attended by members and non-members in our area; everyone is welcome. We offer this series free of charge.

Population(s) Served

We serve as the regional host for the International Visitor Leadership Program, the State Department’s premier professional exchange program. This program seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through short term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. In our role, we host approximately 200 international visitors per year from all around the globe who are chosen by our embassies. During their stay in St. Louis, we arrange professional development, cultural activities, and home hospitality opportunities tailored to each group.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF ST LOUIS

Board of directors
as of 11/5/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Pierce Powers

Powers Insurance

Term: 2016 - 2019