The World Affairs Council of St. Louis connects the citizens of the region with the world. The Council's mission is to promote understanding, engagement, relationships, and leadership in world affairs. We accomplish this mission through a variety of programs that are offered throughout the year thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and members.
We provide a global outlook to members of the St. Louis community.
The World Affairs Council of St. Louis held its 5th Annual International Humanitiarian of the Year Award celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on June 4. The International Humanitarian of the Year Award was presented to Emerson, and was accepted by Emerson CEO Mr. David Farr. The International Humanitarian of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize individuals or organizations in the St. Louis Region that contributed the most to the solution of a global humanitarian crisis.
We are excited to announce that we will be participating in our first ever Give STL Day, which will be held on May 5, 2015.
The Fall of the Arab Spring and the Rise of ISIS
Mr. Brent Shapiro and Mr. Mahir Zeynalov will discuss the effects of the Arab Spring and the resulting rise of the self-styled Islamic State.
The World Affairs Council, in partnership with University of Missouri - St. Louis International Studies and Programs, is once again hosting this years series of the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions speaker sessions, and we’d like you to check them out! The issues highlighted in each session are selected at the beginning of the year by the Foreign Policy Association based on the most critical global challenges to United States foreign policy.
His Excellency Jose L. Cuisia, Jr.
Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines to the United States of America
H.E. Jose Lampe Cuisia, Jr. will share his insights on the nation's foreign policy priorities, including the US-Philippines relationship.