Membership is the best way to get involved in the Council and for us to get to know you better! By becoming a member of World Affairs, you will see more opportunities to connect with the world around you.

If you are a lifelong student with an interest in global affairs, then World Affairs is the perfect home for you. We connect Richmond with the world. Become a member and enjoy exclusive benefits, such as event discounts, free tickets, speaker meetings and receptions, and VIP access.


Events that explore today’s most topical global issues
An active network of people who share your interest in global affairs
Exclusive invitations to member-only events, roundtables and receptions
Reduced member prices for Council programs and events
Access to exciting business, educational, and independent travel opportunities
Discounts on publications such as Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, The Economist, and more
Invitations to the Annual World Affairs Councils of America National Conference

Individual Member ($100)

Perfect for an individual looking to join a diverse network of global citizens, you will receive member pricing at Council events, invitations to members-only & networking events, publication discounts and access to travel opportunities.

Young Professional ($60)

This special membership was created to connect young professionals through a series of fun and exclusive events. Young Professional (YP) events have a focus on networking, professional development and international careers. Our YP members receive member pricing at all Council events, in addition to YP events, invitations to members-only & networking events, publication discounts and access to travel opportunities.

Young Professionals should be between 21 and 40 to enjoy the benefits of a World Affairs Council membership at this discounted price.

Patron ($300)

For the individual looking to support the Council and take a stand on behalf of global education, this membership offers member pricing at Council events, publication discounts and access to travel opportunities, in addition to the following benefits:

– 2 free passes to any event throughout the year, excluding fundraisers
– Reserved seating at Council events
– Access to exclusive networking with Patrons, the Corporate Global Circle and special guests

Global Circle ($2000+)

This organizational membership provides corporations or institutions with high-level networking opportunities, as well as up to 12 complimentary tickets and brand recognition at our events and on our website.