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Our Work

The Vermont Council on World Affairs helps bring the world to Vermont and Vermont to the world. 

Custom Programs

The Vermont Council on World Affairs organizes professional exchanges with a wide range of focuses. Through programs like the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative, Open World, the Pan-African Youth Leadership Program, and the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, we connect participants to relevant businesses, NGOs, and experts to bolster their expertise and broaden their network. 



The Vermont Council on World Affairs is a proud member of Global Ties U.S., a network of almost 100 organizations across the United States that bring you the International Visitor Program. 


Ambassador Series

Since 2001, the Vermont Council on World Affairs has a proud tradition of welcoming distinguished diplomats, who come to Vermont to exchange views on issues of international importance. They speak at large public venues as well as at smaller, more intimate meetings with time for personal interaction and discussion.


Speaker Series

Each year, the Vermont Council on World Affairs hosts dozens of events featuring experts on important global issues. Join us for poignant discussions about international trade, geopolitical issues, and other cultures. 


International Tours

Interested in exploring a new place? Each year, the Vermont Council on World Affairs organizes international tours that provide opportunities to expand your worldview and experience a new culture.


Annual Dinner

Each year the VCWA holds an Annual Dinner honoring a special guest.


The Great Decisions Program

Great Decisions is America’s conference to discuss World Affairs, designed by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) to provide guidelines for starting, leading, and promoting Great Decisions discussion group communities across the United States. Discussion topics are, including but not limited to, Refugee and Global Migration, Nuclear Negotiations, U.S-China Trade, and more! Join us to hear informative and eye-opening discussions with knowledgable speakers.


Global Talk Local Taste

Global Talk Local Taste is a free networking event which emphasizes issues of international importance while celebrating local food and beverage of Vermont. Join us, other non-profits, and some of our international visitors to discuss a global topic while enjoying some local food.


VCWA Trivia

Put your knowledge of international affairs, history, and culture to the test at this free event! The Vermont Council on World Affairs holds International Trivia Nights to bring together friends, coworkers, and globally focused professionals for a night of international themed trivia. 

VCWA Trivia