Programs

Luncheon Lectures

A World Affairs Council Luncheon Lecture is held once each month at noon on a weekday.  Dates are determined by availability of the speaker. Speakers include prominent foreign affairs experts such as academicians, diplomats, journalists and United States and foreign government officials.  Click here to see a list of past speakers and topics.

Most events are open to the public, with no cost to attend the lecture portion of the event.  The usual venue is Palo Corona Regional Park (formerly Rancho Canada Golf Club), 4860 Carmel Valley Road, Carmel-by-the-Sea, though some events may be held at other locations.  Check the individual luncheon announcements elsewhere on this page for details about a particular event, including location, schedule, and cost.

Advanced reservations and payment are required for the luncheon, though not for the lecture portion of the event.  Luncheon reservations or cancellations must be made at least four business days prior to the luncheon.  Check the posting for a particular luncheon to view information about how to register.  A list of upcoming and recent luncheon lectures is here.

Discussion Groups

Global challenges have increasingly become domestic challenges.  How do we make sense of it all? The World Affairs Council of Monterey Bay conducts Discussion Groups dedicated to exploring current and fundamental international questions facing us.  In an informal setting and facilitated by a moderator, attendees air their views and hear those of others.  The Discussion Groups are conducted in cooperation with the Osher Life Long Learning Institute at California State University Monterey Bay and with Monterey Peninsula College at their respective locations.  Attendance is free.  For more information, click here.

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m., and are open to all WACMB members.

Meetings are usually held in the MIIS Conference Room of the McCone Building at 499 Pierce Street, Monterey, CA 93940