OUR programs

Enjoy broadening your knowledge of world affairs? Curious about how global events impact your local community? 

 

Join one of our programs to expand your knowledge about international affairs, geography, history and culture, while broadening your knowledge and networking with other globally-minded people.  

Check out some of our great programs. 

Distinguished Speakers

Indiana Council on World Affairs invites experts from different parts of our world to share their insight and knowledge on engaging global topics. 

 

Presenters include persons of national and international sensibilities and prominence, such as: scholars, book authors, diplomats, political leaders, and business executives.

 

Meetings are open to both members and the public.

 

Starting with networking with the speaker at 5:30 pm, dinner is served 6:15 pm, and the talk starts at 7:00 pm, with interactive Q & A following the presentation.

 

Participants may come for the cocktail reception, dinner, or for the talk at 7:00 pm. Reservations are required for the dinner. Reservations are requested for the talk, but we also welcome walk-ins.

Great Decisions

It's a nation-wide program.  Join the dialogue!

Gain a better understanding of the complex world in which we live by participating in the Great Decisions program. 

 

The series focuses on current events and topics covered by the Foreign Policy Association's Great Decisions Briefing Book.

For each event, experts present information as well as insight, from various perspectives, on current international events.

 

Purchase your own copy of the Great Decisions Briefing Book from the Indiana Council on World Affairs so you can read ahead and more closely follow the key themes covered by each presenter.

International Adventures 

International Adventures is a social program where ICWA members and guests visit ethnic restaurants,  attend festivals, movies or some other cultural program.

 

For dinners, the proprietor often discusses the menu to give us a cultural background of the food served.

 

It is a way to support Indianapolis' diverse international community as well as to learn about various traditions in an authentic environment.

Academic WorldQuest

Academic WorldQuest (AWQ) is a nationwide World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) youth education program.  Thousands of high school students across the US compete in AWQ contests organized by more than 50 local World Affairs Councils.  

This fast-paced, interactive, quizzo-style competition that tests global knowledge! Find out just how much you know about international affairs, geography, history and culture, while broadening your knowledge and networking with other globally-minded people.

Everyone is welcome! Members of the general public, including friends, family and teachers, are encouraged to attend our engaging academic competition. You can attend the lunch or simply watch the academic competition portion. 

 

Teams of four students, plus alternates, along with an academic coach, compete among other Indiana high schools for a chance to win an expense-paid trip to the national AWQ competition hosted in Washington, DC.  

Around the World in 24 Sips 

ICWA hopes to create a fun and informative event that brings together people who are curious about our world and love to explore it through fabulous food, drinks and lively conversation.

 

We plan on celebrating the uniqueness of 6 different world regions through wine and discussions.

A sommelier will lead us through tastings that include 2 white wines and 2 red wines + appetizers.

Open the door to your next journey

 Indiana Council on World Affairs

other events coming up:

Speaker: Dr. Aykan Erdemir

 

on Nov 21 at 5:30pm

For our annual ICWA Holiday Party, you are invited to join us at Maggianos!

Gather with us for a pre-planned menu with appetizer, choice of main dish, and dessert.

Diplomatic Priorities

Speaker: Laszlo Szabo, Hungarian Ambassador to US

 

on Oct 17 at 5:30pm

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 A world affairs education program for high school students. Teams of 4 students compete on global topics.

Register team by Jan 15, 2020

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Indiana Council on World Affairs

317-704-4689

info@indianaworld.org

PO Box 90421

Indianapolis, IN 46290

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