About Us - A Brief History

 

At the end of World War I, there was citizen support for President Woodrow Wilson's inclinations for non-isolationist U.S. foreign policy along with world engagement for democratic governance.

 

In 1918, the Foreign Policy Association formed to present programs and to foster citizen involvement in U.S. foreign policy. Over time, by 1947, it had established a network of independent community councils. In 1955, the Indiana Council on World Affairs, Inc. was incorporated as a non-profit organization.

Later, in 1986, the World Affairs Councils of America established an independent headquarters in Washington, D.C. to provide national leadership for the local councils.

 

Today, the World Affairs Councils of America and the Foreign Policy Association work together in maintaining an influential national and international presence in U.S. foreign policy examination.

 

The Indiana Council on World Affairs [ICWA] provides an Indiana presence for both the World Affairs Councils of America [WACA], as a member council and as an administrator of the Academic WorldQuest; and, the Foreign Policy Association [FPA] as an administrator of the Great Decisions.

 

Now, for more than half a century, the Indiana Council on World Affairs continues to present meaningful programming on world affairs.