2023 Reflection & Next Chapter

As we look forward to 2024, the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg also took time to reflect on last year’s wonderful spread of programs. 2023 was a whirlwind of insightful conversations and thought-provoking presentations all fuelled by your support.

Turning the Pages on 2023:

Our annual report showcases the different events and forums that were held throughout 2023. From hosting global experts like Andrew Lentz to engaging lively discussions on mental health, we delved into the complexities of the world stage, bringing global understanding closer to home.

Highlights from the Report:

  • Record-breaking attendance: Reaching over 6,000 individuals for our events truly warms our hearts. It speaks to the growing need for meaningful dialogue on these topics in our community.
  • Youth engagement: From the vibrant energy of our Youth Council to the insightful questions posed by students during Global Scholars sessions, we’re thrilled to see the next generation embracing global engagement.
  • Expanding horizons: Beyond Harrisburg, we partnered with other Councils, extending our reach and fostering collaborative understanding.
Members of WACH Board at 2023 International Peace Symposium: (from left) Guerline Laurore, Hagir ElSheikh, Joyce Davis and Oralia Garcia-Dominic

Building the Next Chapter:

Your voice matters! To continuously enhance your experience and shape the future of the Council, we kindly request your participation in our year-end survey. Your feedback is invaluable as we plan exciting programs and initiatives for 2024. Take just a few minutes to share your thoughts by clicking below.

Looking Ahead:

As we step into 2024, we’re brimming with ideas for enriching events, impactful speaker series, and innovative ways to connect you with the world. With your continued support and feedback, we’ll navigate the ever-evolving global landscape together, fostering informed minds and empowered communities.

Thank you for being a part of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg. We appreciate your unwavering curiosity, insightful contributions, and dedication to fostering global understanding.


The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg Team