The International Circle is the Los Angeles World Affairs Council's platinum-level membership, representing an unrivaled value. Populated by some of Los Angeles's leading citizens, the International Circle provides unfettered access to all Council events and to guest speakers. As an International Circle member, you will also have the opportunity to network with some of the major civic and business figures of the City of Angels.

The $3,950 annual cost of membership ($3,390 of which is a tax deductible donation to a non-profit organization) is a valuable investment in better understanding your community and your world. Members of the International Circle can casually reference the conversation they recently had with the Prime Minister of Australia over lunch or the film premier they attended with the likes of Ted Turner and Arnold Schwarzenegger. As a member of the International Circle, you have an all-access pass to the world.

Benefits of International Circle Membership

  • Unlimited Member-priced Tickets including an exclusive VIP reception with the speaker before the event.
  • Prestigious Events - Between 30-40 luncheon and dinner meetings are scheduled throughout the year, covering a wide range of timely topics and speakers. These programs are available to International Circle members and their guests with top priority seating at member-rate ticket prices
  • Round Table Luncheons - Exclusive, invitation-only opportunities for International Circle members to speak off-the-record and one-on-one with dignitaries at small private events held monthly at the most exclusive private clubs in Los Angeles. (Approximately 25 held annually; seating limited to 40.)
  • President's Dinner - An intimate dinner with the Council President honoring the International Circle. The complimentary dinner is typically held at a top-rated restaurant in Los Angeles. 
  • Consular Corps Reception - This very special annual Council event is complimentary and exclusive to Board and International Circle members. The Consular Corps Reception offers members the opportunity to meet and greet members of the Los Angeles Consular Corps, the third largest diplomatic corps in the United States. Attendees include consuls generals of the 98 countries represented in Los Angeles.
  • Salon Series - Members of the International Circle receive complimentary invitations to the homes of prominent business leaders on a quarterly basis for receptions featuring a distinguished speaker knowledgeable in global issues.
  • Four complimentary LAWAC memberships at the "Diplomat" level (a $1,920 value) for International Circle members to present to friends, colleagues or business associates.
  • Photo with Speaker - International Circle members receive a digital or printed photo album each year, containing collected photos with featured speakers and world leaders from each event attended.  
  • Designated staff member assists with reservations and all Council-related issues and events.
  • Foreign Film Screenings - Two complimentary tickets to all film screenings. International Circle Members will have guaranteed access to all film screenings, including sold out screenings.
  • Program/Website Recognition



Questions? For more information, or to join the International Circle,
please contact the Membership Director at (424) 258-6160.


Consular Corps Reception with Mayor Eric Garcetti at the Mayor's official residence, Getty House.

Round table luncheon at the California Club with Ambassadors from the People's Republic of China.

In conversation with the Consul Generals of France and Australia at a private salon event at the New Zealand Consul General's official residence.

International Circle Members attend an exclusive reception hosted at a private residence in Bel-Air.