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Upcoming Events: 

Saturday, January 12- March 2, 2019
Norfolk Academy
1585 Wesleyan Dr,

Norfolk, VA 23502
Great Decisions

Wednesday, Febuary 27, 2019
Slover Library
235 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Global Health Issues
In partnership with the Society of Hospital Medicine

Listen to author Fred Bergsten talk about Trade and Foreign Policy on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis.
Listen to author Katherine Verdery talk about her experiences on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis.

Congratulations to the winner of the October essay contest,
Dylan Loughheed

Read Dylan's Essay Here

Dr. Natalie Rouland at the Zeiders American Dream Theater

Dr. Natalie Rouland presented a wonderful history of ballet and politics in Russia. The intersection of art and politics opened a new perspective. Thank you to the Zeiders American Dream Theater for welcoming us.

At ODU with Dr. Fred Bergsten

Dr. Begsten started an interesting discussion on the future of trade. We would like to thank everyone who joined us at ODU and we can't wait to see you again soon!

To see the gallery of this event, click here.

 Lunch & Learn with Dr. John F. Lehman

We were happy to have had Dr. Lehman join us for a discussion on Cold War Naval strategies and his newest book, “Oceans Ventured: Winning the Cold War at Sea”, Thank you to everyone who atteneded, we hope to see you  again soon!

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

General Mercier & Peter Flory

General Mercier &  Cindy Miller, HRWAC  Former President

Listen to NATO Supreme Allied Commander General Mercier and our own Regina Karp talking about NATO on Hearsay with Cathy Lewis.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the


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

Bay Diesel & Generator 

 Norfolk Commission on the Arts & Humanities 

Margaret Little, CPF

Old Dominion University


 Slover Library

 Ronald Ritter

 Slover Library  Foundation

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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.