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The International Affairs Forum (IAF) seeks to educate and engage our community on global issues through lectures, conferences and student outreach. Our aim is to help prepare the community for success in today’s global society and economy, in partnership with the many businesses and organizations located here with a global reach.

WACA logoIAF is a member of the World Affairs Councils of America, the largest national non-partisan network of almost 100 councils in more than 40 states dedicated to educating and engaging Americans on the critical global issues of our times.

Membership for the upcoming season is now available. Each IAF member (above Single) receives 16 tickets that can be used by you and/or your guests at any of the eight lectures in the current series.

Download the 2016-2017 membership form (PDF) »

Bronze-Platinum Members additionally receive public recognition at each lecture for their support that has been essential in sustaining IAF for more than 20 years, and their additional contribution helps support the awarding of scholarships to deserving NMC students.

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Other Classes

Find out about upcoming NMC classes on global and local issues here »

News & Events


The U.S. National Security Risks of a Changing Climate - Speaker Rear Admiral David W. Titley, USN (ret.) is a nationally known expert in the field of climate, the Arctic, and national security. 6 p.m., Milliken Auditorium. More ยป


Eight times a year, IAF brings top foreign policy experts to Traverse City to speak on pressing global issues. Always the third Thursday of the month at Milliken Auditorium, our 2016-2017 season begins September 15th! Join us by either becoming a member or by purchasing tickets at the door.

View the Fall lineup (PDF) »

Past Lectures

Catch rebroadcasts of IAF lectures on UpNorthTV (channel 189 for Charter Cable subscribers) at these times:

  • Sundays at 10 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
  • Fridays at 10 a.m.

Or go to UpNorth Media Center to stream the show. Under the UpNorthTV menu, select “Browse Shows” and look for IAF shows under Series Name (International Affairs Forum) or Producer Name (Segal, K).

You can also subscribe to the IAF on YouTube »

Beyond The Headlines

IAF is producing a 30-minute interview show, focusing on international issues making headlines. Join Host Jack Segal or Guest Hosts as they explore important topics with visiting guests or local experts.

The show has the same broadcast times as below or go to UpNorth Media Center to stream the show!

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