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Update on COVID-19 Protocols for NCWA Meetings

Dear NCWA Members:

As the fall and our lecture season approaches, I know that many of you are curious about the specific health and safety protocols that will be in place at Council programs.  We are carefully watching the course of the pandemic in Southwest Florida. Because of the fluid nature of this situation, we are delaying the establishment of firm protocols until closer to our season’s start on November 1. Our goal is to make this season as productive, enjoyable and safe as possible.

We promise to provide detailed guidance in a few weeks, and we thank you for your patience.

Jim Schmotter

PS:  Please note also that there is a typo in the list of lectures recently sent to you.  The second lecture will take place on Monday, November 15, not November 10.

Important News

The 2021-2022 season lectures will be in-person again. 

We are looking forward to seeing you back in the lecture hall.

2021 National Conference

November 16 - 19, 2021, The Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

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Registration for Great Decisions

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Upcoming Events and News

Annual Membership renewal period

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Recent lectures

The U.S. and Iran:

Can the Iran Nuclear Agreement
Be Restarted?

A Discussion
With John Brennan, former CIA Director, 
Suzanne DiMaggio, Chairman of the Quincy Institute

For more information click here

Click here to watch  


SW Florida's Water

Click here to watch


"Ukraine: The Clear and Present Danger Living as Russia’s Neighbor"

Click here to watch


Amb. William Taylor

Vice President, Strategic Stability and Security

United States Institute of Peace


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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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