The World Affairs Council is the bridge that connects the world to one of America’s most vibrant regions of individuals and organizations. Through global education, international exchange and cultural awareness initiatives, the council strengthens Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s international identity and engages individuals with foreign affairs.

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The 2021 ONE WORLD Gala brought to you by:

Event Co-Chairs 

Kim Harp, Manager, Business Retention and Expansion, Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati

Melissa Loyd, NKY ASAP Coordinator, Mental Health America/NKY

Board of Directors

World Affairs Council Staff
Michelle Harpenau
Executive Director

​James McManus
Director of International Programs

Hannah Gerth
Global Education Manager

Javier Gresham
Programs Associate

By facilitating the open exchange of ideas, the World Affairs Councils also celebrate the principles of voluntary association and free speech.”
- George Bush, Former President of the United States