The WAC-STL, one of 90 chapters of the World Affairs Councils of America connects St. Louis to the world by focusing on current issues of policy, culture and business, as well as educating young people on the need for global engagement.


Engage and Educate


We connect St. Louis to the world on current matters important to all people in understanding global culture, policy and business.


To be the primary source of international discovery and engagement for the St. Louis region

Our Work

Promoting “citizen diplomacy” by annually hosting nearly 200 visitors through a State Department global exchange program

Offering monthly speakers on topics related to timely global issues

Hosting events with ambassadors to the US from strategically important countries

Honoring the Gateway Globes Humanitarian of the Year

Hosting the Great Decisions program

Gathering nearly 30 high school teams in a challenge to see who’s most knowledgeable about international relations through Academic WorldQuest

We invite you to share our philosophy, join in our mission, champion our vision, and support our work