Founded in 1951, the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is a nonpartisan group focused on keeping North Texas informed on important international and cultural issues. By offering about 100 programs per year to a constituency of more than 3,000 members as well as the general public, WAC provides insights into topics ranging from human rights to foreign policy to environmental issues. This nonprofit group continually brings in international consuls and world ambassadors to speak in Dallas, as well as prominent American figures such as Condoleezza Rice, Jack Welch, and General David Petraeus. WAC has also taken an active role in educating local students with its International Education Initiative. Through this program, the council provides students with interactive programs that teach them about global affairs, offers seminars to social studies teacher in Dallas-Fort Worth, and donates hundreds of free tickets to students for WAC events.