WORLD
AFFAIRS
COUNCIL

About us

The World Affairs Council of San Antonio was chartered in July 1982. It is a not-for-profit and non-partisan citizen’s educational forum focusing on foreign policy issues that affect our lives directly. Entirely local in governing and support, it services all individuals and organizations interested in its goals. We are a member of the World Affairs Councils of America.

Our Mission

We strive to promote public understanding of world affairs and United States foreign policy and to enhance the ability of its citizens and future leaders to participate in a global community. We accomplish our mission by presenting lectures, organizing discussion groups, sponsoring educational outreach programs, and hosting deliberative sessions for young professionals.

Council Bylaws

Most recent bylaws can be reviewed here.

Board Members

Committees

Executive Committee
  • Patrick B. Tobin

    At Large
  • W. Glenn Thomas

    Treasurer
  • Peggy Pace

    Current World Affairs Council of San Antonio Chair
  • Elizabeth Lorenz

    Chair-Elect
  • Nicolas Hollis

    At Large
  • Pat LeMay Burr, Ph.D.

    At Large
  • Ben Montañez

    At Large
  • Carlos Alvarez

    At Large
Vice Chairs
  • Julie Weber

    Education
  • A.B. Cruz III

    Governance
  • John “JJ” Casey

    Director, U.S. Operations

    Author of The DEVOLUTION Trilogy & the RAW THΦUGHTS Series
  • Ambassador Luis Moreno

    Programs
  • Lisa Blonkvist

    Membership
  • Jan Ross P. Sakian

    Secretary/Young Prof
  • Patricia Diaz Dennis

    Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, AT&T (retired)

    Immediate Past Chair/Nominating

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