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
The first NCWA book club meeting is on October 17, 2016. We will read and discuss: Vanguard of the Imam: Religion, Politics, and Iran's Revolutionary Guards by Afshon Ostovar.
Iran's Revolutionary Guards are one of the most important forces in the Middle East today. The author takes a multifaceted approach in demystifying the organization and detailing its evolution since 1979. Politics, power, and religion collide in this story, wherein the Revolutionary Guards transform from a rag-tag militia established in the midst of revolutionary upheaval into a military and covert force with a global reach. You do not have to register to attend, just read the book and show up.
We will meet on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 1:30PM at the Stratford in Pelican Bay, 5601 Turtle Bay Drive, Naples, FL 34108, same location as last year. Subsequent meetings will be on Nov 14 and Dec 12, 2016. Jan 9, Feb 6, Mar 6 and April 3, 2017 - seven meetings in all.