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New Location: Norfolk Academy
U.S. Defense Budget
China: Economic Power and Geopolitics
Global Health
South Africa
The Waning of PAX Americana
Media and Foreign Policy
Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

Distinguished Speakers

Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal – Is a US-Iran War Back on the Table?
March 8, 2018: Slover Library, 6th Floor 6:00pm.
Trita Parsi, Founder and current President of the National Iranian Council.

The State of World Affairs
March 22, 2018:Old Dominion University, Mills Godwin Building 7:00pm.  Ambassador Daniel Fried.
Free and open to the public.


Some images of our  Insider's cultural trip & wine tasting tour to Portugal this last June. The lucky group got to visit places like the medieval walled village of Monsaraz and enjoyed fine dining and wine tastings at places like the winery, at Herdade do Esporão both shown  in the pictures, while getting to know more about the culture and present of this country.

Our trip to Portugal

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the

                                                                            Looking forward to seeing you again next year!
Dr Regina Karp on Hearsay with Kathy Lewis
Listen to NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Mercier and our own Regina Karp talking about NATO on Hearsay with Kathy Lewis.

General Mercier &  Cindy Miller, HRWAC  President

General Mercier & Peter Flory

Hampton Roads Worldquest 2016 winners
in the National competition in Washington.

The Norfolk Academy Students team, winners of the Hampton Roads Worldquest 2016 in the High School category, travelled to Washington to defend our region @ the 2017 Academic WorldQuest. 
It was a great experience and we are told "a fun time was had by all!"
      - Our thanks to Ronald & Debbie Ritter for sponsoring this trip.

Our mission

To educate our community to become well-informed and engaged citizens about critical international issues as they affect the world, nation, and the local region and thus prepare Hampton Roads citizens to thrive in an increasingly complex and challenging world.  
Our sponsors
We would like to thank Norfolk Commission on the Arts & Humanities  for a grant in support of the World Affairs Council

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World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads  4101 Granby St #205, Norfolk, VA 23504  * (757) 363-3090

Cathy Lewis picture property of WHRO.
Portugal images courtesy of Maria Zammit.
Norfolk Academy students image by D. Rezelman
Mermaid & NATO Festival Banquet by Rocio Amat property of R. Amat & Hampton Roads World Affairs Council. Please do not use without permission.