The South Dakota World Affairs Council, based in Brookings, is formed exclusively for educational purposes to provide information and learning opportunities about world affairs to the people of South Dakota and the region.
Membership is made up of outstanding leaders and participants in business, civic, and education communities in South Dakota who are committed to educating citizens about our role in 21st century global affairs. SDWAC is one of almost 100 councils affiliated with the World Affairs Councils of America, the nation's largest non-profit, non-partisan organization devoted to educating the public and encouraging dialogue about world affairs.
America's ability to face economic and security challenges of the 21st century and seize new opportunities is dependent on an educated and informed citizenry and workforce.
The South Dakota World Affairs Council seeks to stimulate interest in and promote discussion of international relations, global cultures, and U.S. foreign policy but takes no stand on current issues. This Council is qualified as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.