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 somehow 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.

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

Great Decisions

Each year, WACSC sponsors a series of discussion groups for our members based on the Great Decisions program of the Foreign Policy Association. The discussion groups meet eight times, usually every two weeks from February to May, and cover a series of topics  related to major foreign policy issues facing the U.S. The topics, chosen by the Foreign Policy Association, change annually.  See: Great Decisions:

Advance registration for this program is required. This takes place between late fall and January.  Each participant is asked to purchase a background book covering the topics for that year. WACSC purchases these books in bulk and makes them available at discounted prices.

Discussion groups for World Affairs Council members are held at Spring Lake Village. Additional discussion groups are held at Oakmont for Oakmont residents and their guests. Information on the schedules and contact information for the coordinators will be published on this website in the fall of each year .