Who We Are

The Pacific Council is an organization of people. We are business and civic leaders, big thinkers, policy wonks, and aspiring leaders with a commitment to international affairs.

We know that foreign policy extends beyond the sum of actions taken by policymakers and diplomats. More and more, global thinkers in technology, entertainment, media, business, education, health, science, and the arts serve as brokers of the U.S. relationship with the world.

Those of us on the U.S. West Coast are at the front lines. Our ideas and actions change the global playing field, discourse, and policy.

Our Impact

The Pacific Council’s mission is to build the vast potential of the West Coast for impact on global issues, discourse, and policy. We strive to represent the range of West Coast global policy interests and perspectives and cultivate an informed and civically-engaged membership that contributes at local, national, and global levels. Our work leads to a stronger West Coast culture of international engagement and improved policy formation and implementation in key issue areas.

The Pacific Council can define its impact in two ways: through and for our members, and through our special initiatives, which allow our members to get involved in issue-based projects that lead to improved global policy.

Read more about our mission and valueshistory, commitment to inclusivity, and annual reports.

What We Do

The Pacific Council connects a network of people from different industries and sectors to share ideas, keep up on foreign affairs, and effect change on issues that are important at home and abroad.

We foster thoughtful, intelligent debate in the events, conferences, and delegations we convene.

We work with member experts, working groups, and task forces to develop new ideas and projects that inform and drive global progress.

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