South Dakota World Affairs Council

Civic Engagement: The key to Democracy

Knowledge is key to civic engagement. The South Dakota World Affairs Council provides diverse, accurate information through educational opportunities. Current world affairs, cultures and critical global issues are our focus. SDWAC connects the people of the South Dakota region with people from around the world.

What We Do

We connect our members with the Global Community

South Dakota World Affairs Council, located in Brookings, serves exclusively an educational purpose: to provide learning opportunities about world affairs to the regional community of South Dakota. Discover more about what we do.

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Become a Member

Help South Dakota stay abreast on world issues and important international discussions.


Click below to learn more about our membership levels and opportunities.


In the News

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2020 Virtual SDWAC Annual Membership Meeting and Five China Town Hall Programs

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Meet the Open World Delegates

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What's Important to you?

Past, present, and future of our world. Are there any topics we should engage with? What are your questions? What are your ideas? What do you need to know? Let’s start a conversation.

Your SDWAC Membership

Support SDWAC through your membership. Speakers and programs organized by SDWAC seek to stimulate interest in and promote informed discussion of international relations and foreign policy. SDWAC takes no stand on current issues.

Subscribing to SDWAC supports the educational mission of enriching the South Dakota regional learning experience on global issues.

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