Mission: The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council is a non-profit organization striving to play a leadership role in promoting global understanding and linkages that benefit the region and prepare its citizens and community to thrive in the 21st century global environment. Our mission is to be the leader in preparing the region and its citizens, individually and collectively, to thrive in the 21st century global environment, by promoting international understanding, engagement, and cooperation.
Programs: Programs include international affairs education teacher training curriculum development with schools programs for international visitors cross-cultural training estab connections opportunities in foreign markets.
Countries around the world look to Americans for help with their nation-building. They want to do the right thing and look to us for ideas. Through the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council, we here in Cincinnati perform a valuable function by showing visiting thought leaders how social systems work in a democracy. They take home their observations and use them to improve life in their countries. This is far cheaper and safer - and I wouldn't doubt more effective - than army boots on the ground.
The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council offers many ways to serve as citizen diplomats. Believe it or not, when Cincinnatians smile at and help strangers, this in itself is a "big idea" for many visitors. It is exciting to have the opportunity to promote good will and world peace on a person-to-person level.