Would you enjoy the opportunity to hear and speak with ambassadors, policy makers, award-winning journalists, strategists, and academics from the US and abroad about current issues in world affairs in an environment where you can socialize with those of similar interests over drinks and a light supper? If so, you will want to consider joining the Alabama World Affairs Council (AWAC) in this unique experience to participate in its upcoming year’s programs.
There are different levels of membership available, for individuals, families and contributors who wish to bring additional members or guests with them. All types of membership include free entry to our main speaker events, though there may be modest fees for special events. Guests are welcome for a small fee at the door.
Under the leadership of President Dr. Grant Hammond, Provost of Air University, author, professor and former Dean of the NATO Defense College in Rome and Executive Director Dr. Mark Conversino of the Air University's SAASS, the AWAC brings an array of interesting speakers on a variety of world events and important international issues to Montgomery. Founded in 1985 “to bring the world to Alabama,” the AWAC has over 250 active members in the Montgomery area and is one of the largest World Affairs organizations in the Southeast. The variety of perspectives, informed insights on world events and frank discussions presented at these occasions are unparalleled.
Over the last two years, a number of distinguished visitors have come to Montgomery, mingled with members and guests of the Alabama World Affairs Council (AWAC), given presentations on a variety of topics and answered questions from those in attendance at the AWAC meetings. Recent guests have been former CIA agent and author Valerie Plame, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist from the Wall Street Journal Bret Stephens, Ukrainian Ambassador Alexandr Motsyk, former Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and member of the National Security Council P. J. Crowley as well as a group of professors form the USAF Air War College reporting on their recent visits to a variety of military and diplomatic posts abroad during their annual Regional and Cultural Field Studies.