A WACMB Lecture is held once each month 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.

Many events are open to the public, with no cost to attend the lecture portion of the event.  Advanced reservations and payment are required for the luncheon or dinner portion of the event.  The usual venue is the Hilton Garden Inn Monterey at 1000 Aguajito Road, Monterey, though some events may be held at other locations.    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. One discussion group is hosted directly by WACMB, and another is conducted in cooperation with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at California State University Monterey Bay. 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