This October, the Society for Foreign Affairs returns to the World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum and World Bank-International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Washington, DC. In preparation for our next delegation, submissions are now open for large and small-group events at the World Bank.

If you have a topic that you would like to see discussed at the Forum, or would like to present your own work, let us know by submitting a proposal at the link below! All event proposals must be submitted by Friday, August 11.


As a recognized Civil Society Organization at the World Bank, the Society has the option to sponsor an event at the main Forum and a small-group roundtable for Society members. Event topics can cover a wide range of topics including global public health, anti-corruption, the environment, education, and organization management and strategy.

Main Forum Events

Main forum events are attended by representatives of leading non-governmental organizations and World Bank and IMF staff. Civil Society Organizations held more than 40 events at the April 2017 Forum, including:

  • "Engaging Civil Society to Make a Difference in Situations of Fragility, Conflict, and Violence"
  • "Getting Energy Access Right - Trends and Lessons in Public Finance"
  • "Building Political Will: Engaging Policy Makers and Creating Accountability on Global Health"

For a full list of April 2017 programs and descriptions, see the World Bank Forum Website.

Member Roundtables

The Society will host another private roundtable for its members at the October meeting. These roundtables are an opportunity to have a substantive discussion with subject matter experts or to engage Society members on your own work. Our April roundtable focused on the Society's outreach strategy for inter-governmental organizations.

How to Propose an Event

If you have an idea for an event, simply fill out the form at the link below. Be sure to include your contact information for follow-up. The Society prefers events featuring Society members or Delta Phi Epsilon alumni, and the World Bank encourages programs with interactive elements. If your proposal is accepted, a Society volunteer will reach out with next steps.

Please note that only Society members may join our delegation to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. If you are a member of the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity or Sorority and would like to participate in this and other Society programs, join the Society today.

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