World Affairs Council Handbooks & Published Materials

Model Senate Foreign Relations Committee: A Handbook for High School Students


Council Publications

High School Publications

Middle School Publications

Global Education Resources for High Schools

Think-Tanks, Foundations, and Nongovernmental Organizations

  1. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
  2. Amnesty International
  3. Aspen Institute
  4. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  5. Brookings Institution 
  6. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  7. Cato Institute
  8. Center for Economic and Policy Research 
  9. Council on Foreign Relations
  10. Council on Hemispheric Affairs
  11. Economy Watch
  12. Foreign Policy Association
  13. Foreign Policy Research Institute
  14. Human Rights Watch
  15. National Academy of Sciences
  16. Oxfam International
  17. Partnership for 21st Century Skills
  18. Pew Charitable Trusts
  19. Pew Research Center
  20. RAND Corporation
  21. Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
  22. The Atlantic Council
  23. United States Institute of Peace
  24. Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  25. World Affairs Councils of America

U.S. Government Resources

  1. Discover Diplomacy for Students
  2. Central Intelligence Agency
  3. Congressional Research Service
  4. Federal Bureau of Investigation
  5. National Security Agency
  6. Peace Corps
  7. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
  8. The CIA World Factbook
  9. U.S. Agency for International Development
  10. U.S. Department of Defense
  11. U.S. Department of Education
  12. U.S. Department of State
  13. Voice of America
  14. White House

Region-Specific Information and Multilateral Engagement

  1. African Union
  2. American Foreign Policy Council - Programs for Central Asia, China, Eurasia, Iran, Russia, and South Asia
  3. Asia Pacific Education Cooperation (APEC)
  4. Asian Society
  5. Commonwealth Secretariat
  6. Council of Europe
  7. European Union
  8. Group of Twenty, G-20
  9. International Labor Organization
  10. International Organization for Migration
  11. Japan Society
  12. North Atlantic Treaty Organization
  13. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  14. Organization of American States
  15. Organization of Ibero-American States
  16. United Nations
  17. UNICEF
  18. World Health Organization

International Media

  1. Al Jazeera (Middle East)
  2. Arab News (Middle East)
  3. The China Daily (China)
  4. Euractiv (European Union)
  5. The Guardian (England)
  6. Hürriyet Daily News and Economic Review (Turkey)
  7. The Japan Times (Japan)
  8. The Korea Times (South Korea)
  9. The Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
  10. The National Post (Canada)
  11. The New York Times (United States)
  12. Presseurop (European Union)
  13. Ria Novosti (Russia)
  14. The Rio Times (Brazil)
  15. The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
  16. The Times of India (India)
  17. The Washington Post (United States)

Post-secondary Education Programs in International Relations

  1. Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs
  2. Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
  3. Georgetown University, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
  4. George Washington University, Elliot School of International Affairs
  5. Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
  6. Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies
  7. New York University, Center for Global Affairs
  8. Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  9. Stanford University, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
  10. Tufts University, The Fletcher School
  11. University of Southern California, School of International Relations

Select Topics in International Affairs 


  1. American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
  2. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research - Energy and Environment
  3. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - Energy and Climate
  4. Cato Institute on Energy
  5. Council on Foreign Relations - Energy and Environment
  6. Heritage Foundation - Energy and Environment
  7. Heritage Foundation - Energy Policy
  8. International Atomic Energy Agency
  9. U.S. Energy Information Administration Independent Statistics and Analysis – Country Analysis Briefs


  1. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research - Energy and Environment
  2. Cato Institute - Environmental Law
  3. Cato Institute - Global Warming
  4. Cato Institute - Pollution
  5. Council on Foreign Relations - Energy and Environment
  6. Greenpeace
  7. The Heritage Foundation on Global Warming
  8. The Heritage Foundation - Environmental Protection Agency
  9. U.S. Department of Energy – Environment
  10. United Nations Development Programme Turkey – Environment and Sustainable Development
  11. United States Environmental Protection Agency
  12. The White House - Energy and the Environment
  13. World Wildlife Fund

Global Economy

  1. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research – Economic Crisis and Development
  2. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  3. Brookings Institution - Economic Studies and Resources
  4. Brookings Institution - Global Economy and Development Resources
  5. Brookings Institution - Financial Reform: Now It’s Up to the Regulators (July 2010)
  6. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace - International  Economics
  7. Cato Institute - International Economics and Development
  8. Council on Foreign Relations - Economics
  9. Council on Foreign Relations - Analysis Brief, Housing Clouds Economic Recovery
  10. Economic Indicators, U.S. Economics and Statistics Administration
  11. Economy Watch - The Chinese Economy
  12. Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2010 Fall Updates: Global Financial Crisis
  13. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  14. International Monetary Fund
  15. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  16. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
  17. Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School
  18. The Economist Country Briefings
  19. World Bank
  20. World Trade Organization