World Affairs Council of Long Island

Southampton Campus of Long Island University
Southampton, New York 11968

Founded 1981

Program & Membership Information
and an invitation
to join

The World Affairs Council of Long Island is a non-profit, tax-exempt membership organization devoted to the furtherance of better understanding of the vital and complex problems confronting the United States in is national and foreign policies. Since its founding in 1981, in association with Long Island University, it has been responsive to a perceived community need for the presentation and discussion of the significant issues in which our society is engaged. The Council was established by a resolution of the University's Board of Trustees welcoming its "role as an intellectual center, serving both the campus and the broad community." The Council is recognized as an active member of the National Council of World Affairs Organizations.

It is the policy of the Council to draw upon the wealth of talent and leadership so readily available among residents and visitors on Eastern Long Island. Active and retired statesmen, economists, diplomats, corporate leaders, intellectuals, writers, politicians, men and women of influence in many fields are called upon to share their views with our members. The Council aims to provide in-the-know speakers, representing various points of view, to enable members and guests to formulate their own conclusions.

The Council acknowledges with gratitude the use of Long Island University's Southampton Campus's superb meeting and conference room facilities. In return, the Council encourages undergraduate participation in its programs and is seeking further ways to meet the learning aspirations of the community.

The World Affairs Council of Long Island is independent, non-partisan, non-sectarian, and its membership is open to all interested persons without discrimination based on sex, color, creed, political orientation, nationality or ethnic origin.

 World Affairs Council of Long Island
 PO Box 661
 East Quogue, New York 11942

tel & fax: 631.728.0823

The World Affairs Council of Long Island is supported by voluntary contributions and membership dues which are tax deductible to the extent the law allows.

"In the end, more than they wanted freedom, they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life and they lost it all - security, comfort and freedom...When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society, but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free."

Sir Edward Gibbon