Get involved as a Citizen Diplomat at the Council!

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia— now merging with Citizen Diplomacy International — is the region’s largest and oldest international affairs nonprofit with a combined 130 years of expertise in connecting Philadelphia to the world.

We welcome you
, as a friend and supporter of Citizen Diplomacy International, to join us in advancing Philadelphia's understanding of the world and furthering Philadelphia’s position as an international hub for business, education, and culture by engaging with us.

Members of the Council receive special members' pricing at speaker programs, which include access to global leaders and international culinary experiences, they have unique opportunities to meet international emerging leaders visiting Philadelphia—and they join a community of fellow global affairs and travel enthusiasts.

Ways to engage as a global citizen:

We welcome supporters of Citizen Diplomacy International to engage with the Council as members. Members receive unparalleled access to 25+ adult speaker events bringing world leaders, experts, and policy shapers to Philadelphia. Membership supports our global affairs-focused education programs, including the International Student Summit, Citizen Diplomat Academy, Global Economic Forum, Model Senate, and Junior Model United Nations, which engage more than 3,000 regional students in leadership and diplomacy skill-building each year.

We are pleased to recognize existing Citizen Diplomacy International donors from 2022 as members of the Council and thank you for your support in connecting Philadelphia to the world.


Annual membership starts at just $35 | Learn more → 

Through its speaker programs, the Council provides unparalleled access to global government leaders and heads-of state; renowned journalists and academics; humanitarians and activists; and corporate executives shaping business and growing international trade. All are welcome to participate in open-minded, respectful dialogue where people of all ages, backgrounds, and ideologies have a seat at the table.


View our upcoming speaker programs. | Learn more → 

Volunteer to host international guests as part of the International Vistor Leadership Program. Host a dinner, share your home with a professional emerging leader, or host international professional fellows at your workplace—and gain a new global perspective.


Volunteer to become a host | Learn more → 

Make a direct impact by giving your time and experience to our students as a facilitator at one of our education programs for middle and high school students. We are always interested in partnering with our members to make our programs better and maximize our impact.


Donate your time in service of global education | Learn more → 

Explore the world through our renowed travel program. The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia leads more than 30 trips each year to all seven continents of the world where travelers partake in meetings with government officials and diplomats, enjoy people-to-people opportunities, and receive in-depth cultural, historical, and political experiences.


More than 40 years of travel experience | Learn more about our travel program →


Join a wide and diverse network of the region's top globally-minded and forward-thinking corporations!  Corporate membership supports the Council's work developing the next generation of global leaders and offers opportunities in VIP program access, B2B networking, professional development, volunteerism, and more.


Partner with us to achieve your global network goals | Learn more →

Want to double the impact of your gift?  See if your employer supports matching contributions to nonprofit organizations!  For help facilitating a matching gift through your company, please contact Margaret Hasani.


Contact Margaret Hasani, Vice President of Development & Membership →


Interested in supporting a particular program or simply making an unrestricted gift? With one-time and annual giving options, you can make a direct and significant impact on the Council's work in Philadelphia.  The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia (EIN 23-1352586) is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization, and gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.


Support our mission today | Make a donation  →

Welcome to the Council!

Access. Community. Education. Find your fellow world affairs buffs and citizen diplomats and support the Council's work in advancing Philadelphia's understanding of the world.