World Affairs Council of
Dallas/Fort Worth
International Education Program


The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, established in 1951, offers more than 100 programs annually to connect North Texas with the world.  Les Femmes was formed in 1961 to benefit the Council, which was originally named the Dallas Council on World Affairs. Founded in 2004, the Council’s International Education Program (IEP) educates students and teachers about how international events affect their lives, their communities and their country.  The Council's mission is to empower students to become effective, active citizens who are informed, independent thinkers about world affairs. Funding by Les Femmes du Monde supports a variety of workshops, projects and forums.  Due to school districts' increasing budget cuts, current textbooks are generally 10-15 years out of date; therefore, these programs are offered at no cost to students, teachers and schools.  The IEP provides essential classroom resources and programming for more than 300 schools in 92 independent school districts throughout North Texas, ultimately impacting 100,000+ students each year.



A Note from World Affairs Council
October 17, 2014



I just want to say congratulations on such a successful event yesterday.  I know how hard you all worked to make the event run so smoothly, and we enjoyed being able to participate.  And thank you for letting us bring Waseem.  He was wide-eyed the entire time having never seen a house like Harlan’s and was just mesmerized at all of his collections.  Thank you for making him feel so special.  Waseem is one of our students who changed career paths because of his involvement with our education program’s International Career Day.  Originally, he wanted to be a doctor, but after attending career day last year, he decided he wants to run/start a nonprofit and get his MBA.  He was incredibly inspired by what he saw yesterday at the luncheon.


Again, we appreciate everything you do to support WAC and our students.  Thank you!




Whitney Schneider | Director of Development and Partnerships

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth

325 North St. Paul Street, Suite 4200 | Dallas, Texas 75201

(214) 965-8417 (direct) | (214) 965-8419 (fax) | (972) 816-0250 (cell) |


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Les Femmes still receives a 20% discount on membership with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Click link below to website for membership levels and details.


2014 International Education Program
The International Education Program (IEP) at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth seeks to educate students and teachers on how international events affect  their lives, their communities, and their country.  The goal is to empower students to become effective, active global citizens and leaders in the community.  Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, this program has impacted more than 1 million students and trained more than 8,000 teachers since its inception in 2004.

Upcoming Events for Teachers and Students in 2015

  • February 26, 2015 Academic WorldQuest Competition for HS students, UTA
  • March 28, 2015 Human Rights Program, Free, TBA
  • More to come…
Lastly, we have students at all the Council speaker events for FREE, take speakers to schools, hold ad hoc events like essay contests, programs with local and national NGOs, etc. Contact with questions.
Speaker calendar and link to registration is here: