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The Naples Council on World Affairs (NCWA) is a non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization whose mission is to educate, inspire and engage our community in international affairs and critical global issues.

Established in 1980, NCWA has a membership of more than 1,500 in the Greater Naples Area and provides the community with a full range of international affairs educational programs and activities:

  • A Distinguished Speakers Series of leading experts in the field provides 10 lectures between October and April each season. Members can participate in person, via live streaming, or (after the lecture) via the archive library.
  • January through March, Great Decisions discussion groups debate global challenges of the day in eight weekly sessions of 20 to 30 people per session. It is the largest international affairs public education program in the world.
  • An international affairs Book Club explores ideas from today’s authors, and free DailyChatter
    and What in the World Quiz email programs cover the latest global happenings.
  • A wide variety of summer study programs and local school activities, including a large Model UN competition in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University, broaden student international affairs knowledge. 
  • NCWA offers membership in the World Affairs Councils of America, a national organization with 93 chapters in 40 states and 90,000+ members.
  • You can find our official documents here:  Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws
Naples Council on World Affairs
2316 Pine Ridge Road #361, Naples, Florida 34109-2006
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