Upcoming events

    • 17 Aug 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Geekdom Event Centre | 131 Soledad St.

    Join the World Affairs Council of San Antonio for a program that discusses the Global Cyber threats that specifically affect San Antonio and the United States but also impact the rest of the world. Featuring a panel with experience in the public and private technology sector. Covering topics about vulnerabilities, international cyber threats, governmental efforts to combat cyber attacks, and the role of individual businesses in combating cyber threats.

    • 31 Aug 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • AACOG Texas Room | 2700 NE Interstate 410 Loop Suite 101, San Antonio, TX 78217

    Book Club: Diana Villiers Negroponte 

    Diana Villiers Negroponte, an author, lawyer, and professor, highlights how Secretary of State, James Baker, played a critical role on the world stage in the final years of the Cold War as the Soviet Union unraveled. This in-person symposium will include a private reception, book, and Q&A portion. Moderated by our own Ambassador Sichan Siv.

    Diana Villiers Negroponte

    Author and professor, Diana Negroponte has focused on the Cold War and how it ended. In between teaching at Fordham, George Washington and Georgetown Universities, she used her own time to research and write. In 2015 the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies offered her a fellowship to write her book Master Negotiator: James A. Baker, III’s Role at the End of the Cold War.

    Earlier, Diana got a law degree from American University and was an associate at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker where she practiced aviation and international trade law. But with 5 children, she was unable to meet her billable hours and left law practice to become an academic. She remains a member of the DC Bar and ABA.

    While teaching at Fordham University she began Seeking Peace in El Salvador: The Struggle to Reconstruct a Nation at the End of the Cold War, Palgrave Macmillan (2012) and later translated into Spanish and published in El Salvador, En Busca de La Paz en El Salvador, Editorial Delgado (2016). She retained her focus on Latin America becoming a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution where she wrote reports on New Directions in Brazilian Foreign Relations (2007), The Merida Initiative and Central America: the Challenges of Containing Public Insecurity and Criminal Violence, (2009) and edited a book The End of Nostalgia: Mexico Confronts the Challenges of Global Competition (2013).

    She has received numerous awards, including Soroptimist International’s Advancing the Status of Women Award, the Salvation Army of Mexico’s Award for Outstanding Community Service, Rotary Club of Honduras’ Woman of the Year and the Belgium King’s Chevalier de l’Ordre de Leopold. She currently directs a Saturday Supper program for the homeless in Washington D.C.

    Her current work at the Woodrow Wilson Center is focused on Britain’s future in a post-Brexit world and teaching a master’s seminar on international mediation and conflict resolution at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.

    Sichan Siv was the United States ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council from 2001 to 2006. From 1989 to 1993, Ambassador Siv served at The White House as deputy assistant to President George H. W. Bush and at the State Department as deputy assistant secretary. He has also held various positions in the private sector and has written two books.

    • 22 Sep 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Rosenberg Skyroom, University of the Incarnate Word

    Join the World Affairs Council of San Antonio for its Big Give program showcasing the multiculturalism of San Antonio. 

    The event will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at the University of Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg Skyroom at 6 p.m.

    Join the World Affairs Council of San Antonio for a large-scale multicultural fair that will showcase up to 25 different countries represented in San Antonio. This in-person event will be an interactive, informative, and exciting “trip around the globe” for attendees and members to learn about the world. In coordination with Big Give 2022, we look forward to showcasing the multiculturalism of San Antonio. Food, drinks, and raffle prizes included in ticket price.

    Ticket Pricing:

    $35 Members

    $50 Non-Members

    $20 Students

    • 09 Nov 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Rosenberg Skyroom, University of the Incarnate Word

    Join the World Affairs Council of San Antonio Young Professionals for its annual event benefitting Academic WorldQuest, the Council’s high school youth program competition.

    The event will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at the University of Incarnate Word’s Rosenberg Skyroom at 6 p.m.

    Event Program

    6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. à Welcome Reception

    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. à Trivia Competition

    8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. à Entertainment, Awards and Closing Remarks

    Enjoy a night of international trivia and around-the-world themed bites, drinks, networking, and teambuilding! We look forward to seeing you there! Whether by yourself, with a group of friends, or at your company-hosted table of five for a night of trivia questions. Categories include Current Events, World History, Famous Faces, and many more!

    Team Tables starting at $500

    Individual Competitor (Member) $65

    By supporting this event through your ticket/table purchase, underwriting, or donation, you are helping the World Affairs Council of San Antonio provide exciting educational and travel opportunities to the winning group of high school students from around the city who succeed in Academic WorldQuest2023.

    Help us provide a world-class experience to the youth of San Antonio!

    Information on Sponsorship opportunities can be found here
    • 15 Mar 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    The World Affairs Council of San Antonio cordially invites you to join us on March 15th for the 2023 International Citizen of the Year Award Celebration. 

    Since 1985, the World Affairs Council has honored an individual who has significantly contributed to San Antonio’s growth as an international city.  

    Your participation ensures the sustainability of programs the World Affairs Council of San Antonio provides the community, including educational programs for local youth. With your support, the Council can continue to promote crucial public understanding of world affairs while enhancing San Antonio’s participation in a global community.

Past events

02 Aug 2022 A Life of Foreign Service: Discussion with Philip Roskamp
28 Jul 2022 Ambassador Outreach: Discussion with Her Royal Highness Priness Reema
20 Jul 2022 Language, Laughs, & Lattes: An Intercambio Exchange
14 Jul 2022 A Conversation with Phillip Roskamp
12 Jul 2022 We Have Ways of Making You Talk: Interrogation Techniques and Ethos with John Franklin
08 Jun 2022 A History of Genocide
02 Jun 2022 Summit of the Americas
20 May 2022 A Conversation with Will Hurd
20 Apr 2022 Namibian Ambassador Reception
28 Mar 2022 German Marshall Fellows Reception
16 Mar 2022 A Discussion on Ukraine with former Ambassador Roman Popadiuk
02 Mar 2022 2022 International Citizen of the Year Award Celebration
27 Jan 2022 Annual Meeting 2022
17 Dec 2021 Model U.N. Diplomacy Dinner
10 Nov 2021 WorldQuest 2021
26 Oct 2021 Auschwitz: Remembering is Honoring - A Conversation about Legacy and Impact
19 Oct 2021 China Town Hall
26 Aug 2021 Lunch & Learn: A Hundred Sweet Promises by Sepehr Haddad
17 Aug 2021 Fulbright Alumni Panel
05 Aug 2021 Book Club: Meridian by John Casey
20 Jul 2021 From Texas to Tokyo: A Conversation with Philip Roskamp
29 Jun 2021 Border Crossings Book Panel and Discussion
16 Jun 2021 Honorary Consuls of San Antonio Panel Session
09 Jun 2021 Iran: Upcoming Elections & U.S. Diplomacy
27 May 2021 May Book Club Discussion (Homelands by Alfredo Corchado)
20 May 2021 Venezuela: Where Do We Go From Here? An Insiders View with Ambassador Shapiro
05 May 2021 Iraq: From Occupation to Partnership
28 Apr 2021 April Book Club Discussion (Conditional Citizens) in honor of Arab-American Heritage Month
20 Apr 2021 U.S.-Mexico Relations
30 Mar 2021 March Book Club Discussion (Sex & World Peace) with Dr. Claudia Donoso
24 Mar 2021 2021 International Citizen of the Year Award Celebration
04 Mar 2021 U.S.-Poland Relations
03 Mar 2021 Peace Corps Panel Discussion
21 Jan 2021 Annual Meeting 2021
12 Jan 2021 The Influence of International Exchange Programs on Diplomacy
18 Nov 2020 [virtual] Transatlantic Town Hall: German-American Mayors Forum A Conversation between San Antonio and Darmstadt
12 Nov 2020 Sean Spicer: Leading America
10 Nov 2020 China Town Hall
27 Oct 2020 Biodiversity without Borders: A Natural Pathway for Cooperation
08 Oct 2020 2020 Engage America: Wunderbar Together
05 Oct 2020 Tension in the Caucuses: Are Azerbaijan & Armenia On the Brink of War?
10 Sep 2020 The Big Give SA
25 Aug 2020 Lunch and Leadership
14 Aug 2020 The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump
11 Aug 2020 From the Field: Lebanon with Dr. Kekedjian
29 Jul 2020 Factoraje para el Transporte, Logística y Proyectos Internacionales
22 Jul 2020 Instagram Live with Carlos Maestas
16 Jul 2020 Instagram Live Discussion with Dr. Katsuo Nishikawa
14 Jul 2020 Bastille Day At Home
30 Jun 2020 U.S. and Iran: Sanctions, Oil & the Global Pandemic
25 Jun 2020 Restarting the Engine: Regional Cooperation between the United States, Mexico & Canada
15 Jun 2020 A Discussion with Port San Antonio's Juan Antonio Flores
09 Jun 2020 Peace Corps Alumni Panel
04 Jun 2020 A Discussion with Sam Bilson
26 May 2020 The USMCA, COVID-19 & the Economic Impact on Texas
21 May 2020 KNOW NOW Call Event featuring Ambassador Luis Moreno
13 May 2020 Restarting the Global Economy
30 Apr 2020 A Discussion with John "JJ" Casey
23 Apr 2020 Animal Diversity and Diplomacy in the International Arena
05 Mar 2020 2020 International Citizen Of The Year Award
22 Jan 2020 Dreamweek 2020: A First Generation American Diplomat’s Journey
15 Jan 2020 Annual Meeting 2020