Connecting Harrisburg to The World

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg (WACH) is the hub for global learning and discussion in Central Pennsylvania.

Community Discourse Starts Here.

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a deeper understanding of significant contemporary international issues throughout Central Pennsylvania.

Our Programs

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg offers a diverse array of program series throughout the year, designed to keep you informed and engaged on topical and compelling subjects. Our programs feature expert speakers, thought-provoking discussions, and interactive sessions that cater to a wide range of interests. Click below to learn more about each series and join us in exploring the world of global affairs.

Community Programs

At the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg, our Community Programs offer a unique platform for subject matter experts, artists, and healthcare professionals to share their insights and engage in dynamic discussions. Be a part of the dialogue and deepen your understanding of the world around you.

Youth Programs

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg empowers the next generation with dynamic youth programs, including a hands-on Summer Internship, the Global Scholars Program for in-depth global issue exploration, the Youth Council for civic engagement, and the Next Gen PA podcast for youth-led discussions on contemporary issues. Join us to inspire and educate future global leaders.

Travel Programs

Explore the world with the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg through our immersive travel programs. When you can’t travel, join our monthly Travel Live! webinar to experience global destinations virtually, featuring expert insights and vibrant cultural exchanges. Discover new places and broaden your horizons with us.

Upcoming World Affairs Council of Harrisburg Events

We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Afarin Bellisario, the author of, “Silenced Whispers.” Bellisario’s journey is as captivating as her …

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Mary Gabriele says she’s sickened by the political violence gripping our nation. A senior at Temple University, Gabriele spoke on PennLive’s Battleground …