Welcome to The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island

For Eighty-two years we have promoted public education in the field of international relations and American foreign policy.

We have brought the world to Rhode Island and Rhode Island to the world through our Monthly Speaker Programs, and our involvement with the U.S. State Department's International Visitor's Leadership Program (IVLP) and our membership with Global Ties U.S.

We invite you to join WACRI and become part of our community of globally oriented citizens.

Our Next Dinner/Speaker Event:

Thursday, October 19, 2023


The Hope Club

Six Benevolent Street, Providence RI

The War in Sudan

Journalist Isma'il Kushkush was evacuated from Khartoum in the first days after the street fighting began.

Join us as he shares his story and discusses the ongoing conflict that could spill over into neighboring African Nations.

Isma'il Kushkush is a journalist who has contributed to the New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, The Atlantic, Smithsonian, The Nation, , Guernica, the Associated Press and others. He was based in Khartoum, Sudan, for eight years, and for two seperate three-month periods he was acting bureau chief for the New York Times in East Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya. He received a bachelors of arts degree in history and international relations from the University of California, Davis, with a focus on Africa and the Middle East and a master of arts degree in journalism from Columbia Journalism School in New York with a focus on politics and global affairs. He was a Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Fellow at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and an Ida B. Wells Fellowship recipient with Type Investigations.

Members and their guests $55.00 per person

Non-members $65.00

Cocktails at 6:00

Dinner at 6:45

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