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"Stop War"- Next NCWA Online Lecture on January 11 at 4:00 PM

"The Art of War in an Age of Peace: A New U.S. Grand Strategy of Resolute Restraint”  Michael E. O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution.

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- Mimi Gregory, Program Chair        Click here to see the 2020-2021 Lecture Series

Student Programs - Extended Application Deadline

The School Outreach Committee extends Application deadline for Georgetown and International Scholarships until February 26th, 2021. For information on the virtual scholarships offered by the NCWA in Summer 2021, please see the appropriate page of the Outreach website, as well as the updated application forms.

Dear NCWA Member,

I’m writing to tell you about the plans the Naples Council on World Affairs has made regarding our 2020/2021 programs....  click here to read more

- Jim Schmotter, President  Click here to watch video introduction to lecture series

The Fall Newsletter has been posted: Click here to view the Newsletter

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With over 2,300 members, NCWA is one of the largest members of the World Affairs Councils of America.

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Upcoming Events and News

Dear Members; Your Council is proud to have hosted Dr. Kathleen Hicks, newly nominated for the position of Deputy Secretary of Defense in the Biden Administration, during our 2018/19 season. We have posted her presentation prominently for those of you who would like to listen to it again: CLICK HERE TO WATCH

January 11th, 4 PM: Video Lecture

"The Art of War in an Age of Peace: A New U.S. Grand Strategy of Resolute Restraint”

Michael E. O'Hanlon

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

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January 25, 4:00 PM: Video lecture

"Is There A New Nuclear Reality in Our Future?"

Joseph Cirincione

Author of “Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons”


Missed the last lecture? Still time to watch the video.

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February 2, 1:15 PM : Zoom Book Club, click here.



Ten exclusive NCWA online lectures plus two bonus lectures for NCWA full members only

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Topics for 2021

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Register by phone: 239-649-3942 

Registration fee: $50, Briefing book: $25, Video (optional): $20. Credit card required.

Missed a lecture? Want to hear it again? Go to our Lecture Videos*

* Lecture videos are available to Full Members and Associate Members.

Programs for Members


Lectures from October through April, featuring distinguished scholars and statesmen.

Great Decisions

Weekly discussion groups from January to March, using material from the Foreign Policy Association.

Special Programs

Lectures with book authors, the biennial War College and more. Events will be announced.

Book Club, Annual Dinner & more

Monthly book discussions, an annual NCWA dinner, luncheons with speakers, newsletter.

Programs for Students

Global Scholar Program

A three year pilot program.

Model United Nations

Simulating the United Nations, includes 300 + HS students.

Georgetown University Scholarship

One week immersion in International Relations or National Security at Georgetown University in D.C. 

International Scholarships

Summer study and service programs in countries all over the world.

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