Book Group

The World Affairs Council sponsors one or more book groups for our members. Each group meets monthly to discuss the book selection for that month. Members choose and read mostly nonfiction books relating to world affairs. We welcome new members.

A typical Book Group selection was This Brave New World by Anja Manuel, the featured speaker at our 2017 Annual Dinner. Anja’s background, from her university studies to the State Department and subsequent partnership in the consulting firm founded by Robert Gates and Condoleezza Rice, puts her in a unique position of being able to compare and contrast India and China, discuss their problems and strengths, and their relations with each other and the rest of the world. Her viewpoints regarding the future direction of U.S. relations with these two countries led to a lively discussion.

We welcome new members to our Book Group. If you are interested, please call 573-6014 for more information.

New Book Group selections 2019 – 2020:

Dec: Alta California by Nick Neely (note new book for Dec)
Jan: Life Undercover by Amaryllis Fox
Feb: Human Swarm by Mark Moffett
Mar: Bottle of Lies by Katherine Eban
Apr: The Invention of Yesterday by Tamim Ansary


Great Decisions

While WACSC does not currently sponsor the Great Decisions program, there are discussion groups at Spring Lake Village for their residents and in Oakmont for Oakmont residents and their guests.

For more information on this program, please follow the link for the Foreign Policy Association on our Links page.