Welcome to the Naples Council on World Affairs (NCWA) serving the southwest coast of Florida.
Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage our community in international affairs and critical global issues. (view President's Message)___________________________________
- Feature Presentations - 10 lectures from November to April, featuring distinguished scholars and statesman. To see videos of the lectures click here.
Great Decisions - Weekly discussion groups from January to March, using material from the Foreign Policy Association.
Committee for Special Activities – additional lectures and events
Model United Nations – simulating the United Nations, includes 300 + HS students
Academic WorldQuest – World affairs team competitions for Middle and High Schools
Experiment in International Living (EIL) – Overseas programs for high school students
Georgetown University Scholarships – one week scholarship in International Relations or National Security
Village Assistance Program – provides modest financial assistance to economically distressed communities
Our next NCWA book club meeting is scheduled for December 12, 2016 at 1:30PM at which time we’ll discuss A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS by Robert F. Worth. The book describes and analyzes several Middle Eastern countries who experienced what is now commonly called the Arab Spring. A wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker cast as old divides reemerge and deepen. In one country after another, brutal terrorists and dictators have risen to the top.
The book was favorably reviewed in the New York Times, received 4½ stars from Amazon and has tie-ins with several upcoming NCWA speakers and two of the Great Decisions 2017 topics. Don’t miss the conversation.
Discussion of book will be held at the Stratford, 5601 Turtle Bay Drive, Naples, FL 34108 (same location as last year).