Naples Council
World Affairs
Our mission is to educate, inspire and engage our community in international affairs and critical global issues

Serving Florida’s Southwest Coast

With nearly 2,000 members, NCWA is one of the largest members of the World Affairs Councils of America.


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Enrollment in NCWA Full Individual and Family Memberships is now closed for the 2022-2023 season because seating is filled!

Associate Individual and Family Memberships are open.

To enroll as an Associate Member:

call 239-649-3942 and have your credit card ready.

Current Associate membership fees are $35 for an Individual

or $50 for a Family (two persons at the same address).

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Great Decisions registration is open

Existing Full Members may change groups,

and new Associate Members may enroll.

Fees are $50 to register, plus $25 for briefing book.

Call 239-649-3942

Mark Your Calendars!

Lecture Dates

for 2022-2023 Season

have been selected!

Speakers and Additional Details

To be Announced

October 31, 2022

November 14, 2022

December 5, 2022

January 11, 2023 (Wednesday)

January 23, 2023

February 6, 2023

February 21, 2023 (Tuesday)

March 6, 2023

March 20, 2023

April 3, 2023

Enjoy Travel Benefits for NCWA Members!

Mimi Gregory, Naples Council on World Affairs Vice President for Programs, will be tour leader for the World Affairs Council trip "Cruise the Heart of Europe" this fall. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the World Affairs Council of America.


To learn more about NCWA's affiliation with the World Affairs Council of America,
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The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia organizes Travel the World trips for the national association of World Affairs Councils. Enjoy traveling on unique tours to fascinating destinations and having access to political experts and local guides who give behind-the-scenes views and briefings -- a benefit of NCWA's affiliation with the Philadelphia program.

Tour leaders are drawn from across the World Affairs Councils of America leadership, including Naples' own Mimi Gregory, vice president of programs. Three of the many trips include:                 Legendary Turkey with Don Samford, September 30-October 14, 2022. $5,292 per person including air from New York (other gateways available) 
     Island Life Ancient Greece, October 8-16, 2022, a nine-day Aegean odyssey aboard the Five-Star Le Bougainville. From $5,630 per person plus airfare. 
     Cruise the Heart of Europe with Mimi Gregory, October 13-26, 2022. $5,095 per person plus airfare, a savings of $250 if you book by August 29! Navigate 
the legendary Danube, Main, and Rhine rivers. Sail through the scenic Middle Rhine and Wachau valleys to Germany, Austria, Hungary, and Slovakia. Plus, enjoy insightful lectures and personalize your journey with a choice of included excursions, such as culinary tours, cycling trips, museum visits, walking tours, musical performances, and more! No single supplement! 


To access the full
menu of World
Affairs Council trips,
Click Here.


Academic WorldQuest Program closes successful season!

Click Here to view winning student teams


Mimi Gregory
Program Chair

All lecture videos of the 2021-2022 season

are now available to view online

Click here



Sue Soulard is head of the Social Studies
Department and a teacher at Gulf Coast
High School in Collier County.
Click Here for more information.


Click here for details

Missed a lecture? Want to hear it again? 

Go to our Lecture Videos*

* Archived lecture videos are available to Full Members and Associate Members.

NCWA is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America

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, special extra presentations, 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.

Click on the picture below to view the 2021-2022 handbook for members

Naples Council on World Affairs
2316 Pine Ridge Road #361, Naples, Florida 34109-2006
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