Our Mission – Connecting Central PA to the World
The World Affairs council of Harrisburg has a simple goal: connect the Capital Region to the world. Though a simple sounding goal, it takes more than one might realize to accomplish. The world is a big place and major world changing events happen at a blinding pace.
So how is it WACH connects the local to the global? This is accomplished in a number of ways. A major way is by hosting events that bring speakers, news and ideas from around the world right to Central PA. WACH also holds language classes for local people to expand their language skills for travel, to connect with other people or just for fun. The World Affairs Council also organizes trips to various locations around the world to expand the horizons of our Associates.
Global, Cultural, Faith-Based and News-Driven Events
The number one service WACH provides our Associates is the events. Held frequently throughout the year, these events cover a wide array of global topics, reflecting the most pressing issues facing this national and the world.
- “Energy, Politics and the Environment”– This series covers major environmental issues and the politics surrounding them.
- “Understanding World Religions” – This series provides an in depth look at global faiths by bringing members of that faith to speak on, discuss and answer questions about their religion.
- “Great Female Author” – This series brings accomplished authors to discuss their books and bring to light important global issues.
- “WACH Annual September 11th Conference” – This conference tackles the ramifications still being felt by this nation and the world by bringing in world renowned experts to hold panel discusses and field questions from our Associates.
Why Join Our Global Organization
Becoming an Associate of the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg is beneficial for a number of reasons. Our Associates receive a special discounted price to all our events as well as invitations to our Associate Only events and travel opportunities. They gain access to our monthly newsletter as well as special announcement emails. A membership with Harrisburg’s Council grants automatic membership with the parent council, the World Affairs Council of America. They host their own events, conferences and travel opportunities throughout the year.
How to Join the World Affairs Council of Harrisburg
Joining is as simple as filling out a short membership application, selecting your desired Associate Level and paying a yearly membership fee. This can be done online via our online form and paypal, or by printing out the form, filling it in and sending it along with your membership fee to our offices. You’ll receive a “Thank You and Welcome” email as soon as your application has been processed. Join Now