About Us

Our Mission

We are committed to bringing the world to Harrisburg.

The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is a leading organization dedicated to promoting global education and cultural exchange in our region. We are affiliated with the World Affairs Councils of America, a prominent organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., and we draw on a wealth of resources and expertise from our national network of like-minded organizations.

We are committed to engaging the residents of our region in global issues and to fostering a more informed and interconnected world. We accomplish this through our many programs and events, which offer opportunities for our associates to meet and interact with some of the most influential international writers, intellectuals, diplomats, and political leaders of our time.

We also recognize the importance of nurturing the next generation of global citizens, and we are committed to making these opportunities available to youth in our region. By engaging with leading figures in the international community, our youth associates have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and develop a nuanced understanding of complex global issues. Through these experiences, we aim to equip the next generation with the tools and knowledge they need to become leaders and change-makers in an increasingly interconnected world.

How we engage with the community:

Opportunities for the Community & Youth


The World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is committed to promoting global education and cultural exchange. Through our programs and events, we offer opportunities for all ages to learn about the world and engage in international dialogue. We are particularly invested in providing young people with the chance to broaden their horizons and develop a global perspective. This includes offering internships for high school & college students and several competition opportunities througout the year. Check out our youth page for more details.

We are grateful for the support of both national and local organizations and businesses that share our vision of connecting our region to the world. Their investment in our mission enables us to expand our reach and impact, and to make a difference in the lives of young people in Central Pennsylvania. We are also proud to have the support of residents in our community who are passionate about promoting cultural understanding and global citizenship. Together, we can continue to foster an inclusive and interconnected world.

Get in Touch


Temple University Harrisburg
Walnut St. & N. 4th St
234 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17101