Welcome to the Naples Council on World Affairs (NCWA) serving the southwest coast of Florida.
Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage our community in international affairs and critical global issues. (view President's Message)___________________________________
- Feature Presentations - 10 lectures from November to April, featuring distinguished scholars and statesman. To see videos of the lectures click here.
Great Decisions - Weekly discussion groups from January to March, using material from the Foreign Policy Association.
Committee for Special Activities – additional lectures and events
Model United Nations – simulating the United Nations, includes 300 + HS students
Academic WorldQuest – World affairs team competitions for Middle and High Schools
Experiment in International Living (EIL) – Overseas programs for high school students
Georgetown University Scholarships – one week scholarship in International Relations or National Security
Village Assistance Program – provides modest financial assistance to economically distressed communities
Our next NCWA book club meeting is scheduled for March 6, 2017 at 1:30 PM at which time we’ll discuss The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire by Stephen Kinzer. How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous anger, launching foreign wars and deposing governments. Then we retreat―until the cycle begins again. No matter how often we debate this question, none of what we say is original. Every argument is a pale shadow of the first and greatest debate, which erupted more than a century ago. Its themes resurface every time Americans argue whether to intervene in a foreign country.