”The mission of the nonprofit, nonpartisan World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is to educate and engage the local community in national and international affairs. “
• Stepping up on the world stage
• Why we need the World Affairs Council
• International impact in DFW and why it matters
• Building international relationships
President & CEO
World Affairs Council
Liz Brailsford is president & CEO of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, joining the office from the World Affairs Councils of America, the umbrella organization in Washington, DC, where she served as Chief Operating Officer.
Liz’s career has crossed all sectors: nonprofit, private, and public. She joined the Council with a career in stakeholder relations, business development, program and event management, operations, and talent engagement. Her love of all things international began after undergrad during her years in the JET (Japan Exchange & Teaching) Program, a Japanese government program that places native English-speaking teachers in public schools across the country. This experience cemented her desire to pursue a career in the international arena.
Following Liz’s time in Japan, she led the international department at Relocation Today, a global mobility firm, where she headed operations, business development, client relations, and staff management of the department. After relocation, she served as a consultant both to Panagora, a DC-based implementing partner of USAID, and the USDA’s Food for Progress Program, responsible for communications at the former and research and analysis at the latter. She holds an M.P.A. in global policy from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School (and served on the school’s alumni association board) and a B.A. in media arts from the University of South Carolina.