The World Affairs Council of St. Louis connects the citizens of the region with the world. The Council's mission is to promote understanding, engagement, relationships, and leadership in world affairs. We accomplish this mission through a variety of programs that are offered throughout the year thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and members.
We provide a global outlook to members of the St. Louis community.
Managing Your Financial Future
Mr. Paul Schott Stevens, President of Investment Company Institute, will discuss the benefits of defined contribution systems (DC), using the success of 401(k) plans as a case study for how DC plans can increase retirement security for a mobile workforce.
The Future of U.S.-Korea Relations
WAC-STL, in cooperation with Korea Economic Institute of America and WACA, presents a panel discussion about the future of U.S.-Korea Relations and the status of the Free Trade Agreement.
The World Affairs Council of St. Louis held its 5th Annual International Humanitiarian of the Year Award celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel on June 4. The International Humanitarian of the Year Award was presented to Emerson, and was accepted by Emerson CEO Mr. David Farr. The International Humanitarian of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize individuals or organizations in the St. Louis Region that contributed the most to the solution of a global humanitarian crisis.
We are excited to announce that we will be participating in our first ever Give STL Day, which will be held on May 5, 2015.
The Fall of the Arab Spring and the Rise of ISIS
Mr. Brent Shapiro and Mr. Mahir Zeynalov will discuss the effects of the Arab Spring and the resulting rise of the self-styled Islamic State.