Welcome to The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island

The World Affairs Council of Rhode Island is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting knowledge, awareness, and understanding of the world and its people, cultures, and events.

For 80 years, WACRI has brought the world to Rhode Island. Our monthly speaker series and International Visitors Program offer our members a broad perspective on our world and its people.

Our mission is to give our members first hand accounts and insights about issues that effect us locally, as well as those that transcend our borders. We foster a community of globally minded people, exchanging ideas in a civil and meaningful way while enjoying unique venues and sharing local culinary experiences.

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

Our First Event of the Season

Wednesday, September 18th

at the Squantum Association

Stephen Kinzer


 Poisoner in Chief:

Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control

About The Author

Stephen Kinzer is an award winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on 5 continents. His articles and books has led the Washington Post to place him "among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling."

Kinzer spent more than twenty years working for the New York Times, most of it as a foreign correspondent. After leaving the Times in 2005 Kinzer taught journalism, political science, and international relations at Northwestern University and Boston University. He is now a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, and writes a world affairs column for The Boston Globe.


The Squantum Association


947 Veterans Parkway

East Providence, Rhode Island


6:00-7:00 PM Social Hour


Heavy Hors d'oeuvres Reception

7:00 PM Presentation

8:15 PM Adjourn

(This is not a dinner event.)


WACRI  Members $35

Non-Members $40

Presentation Only $15

Click here to register for this event


email at WACRIrsvp@gmail.com

Please register or cancel by September 13th

We reserve the right to invoice no shows 


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