Troy University is a proud partner of the Alabama World Affairs Council, a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote public awareness and understanding of international affairs as they relate to U.S. interests in the context of political, economic, cultural, historical and military issues.

The Council sponsors lectures and programs on current and recent events of national and international interest throughout the year with the aim to foster a democratic society through increasing individual knowledge of world affairs.

In addition to seven lectures/discussion presentations featuring nationally known speakers scheduled throughout the year, through its partnership with Troy University, the Council also offers two, 8-part lecture series during daytime hours in the Rosa Parks Museum Auditorium.

The Council is funded by private donations, annual membership dues, sponsorships from civic-minded corporations and, when available, a grant from the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

Membership in the organization is open to any member of the general public, and dues are among the lowest of the 97 World Affairs Councils in the nation. In appreciation for TROY support of the ALWAC, membership is free for TROY students.

To learn more about the organization or upcoming events or to join the Alabama World Affairs Council, visit

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