PAAC serves as the World Affairs Council of Hawai’i. The World Affairs Councils of America (WACA) is the largest national non-partisan network of educational organizations that are dedicated to educating, inspiring, and engaging Americans in international affairs and the critical global issues of our times.




PAAC is also a member of the Global Ties U.S., a nonprofit citizen diplomacy network that connects leaders in U.S. communities with leaders from all around the world, shaping U.S. foreign relations by opening avenues for increased understanding and greater cooperation, security, and prosperity.  They serve participants in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and other exchanges, building person-to-person relationships “one handshake at a time.” With an alumni roster of more than 350 current and former heads of state worldwide, the IVLP and members of the Global Ties network have played a role in shaping U.S. international relations for decades.