The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council Book Club addresses important issues facing our country and the world with timely books, articles, and films on current events. CSWAC Book Club has been able to attract authors and subject matter experts for many of our books and presentations, ranging from the role of biogenetics in responding to COVID-19 and worldwide public health, Artificial Intelligence, and the role of the Internet in domestic and international politics, addressing the Afghan and other refugee challenges, political and constitutional issues affecting America and other democracies, and narratives from in-person experiences with history-making world leaders.


Must be a current member of CSWAC.


(Membership is currently capped, but a new book club can be started with interested members.)

  • Current Book Club: 15 (optimal size)
  • Additional book club(s), appealing to additional members or specific communities of interest, may be formed.


Due to colder temperatures and COVID-19, Book Club meetings have been held via Zoom in the winter months. However, in-person gatherings will resume in safe, outdoor spaces, including food and drink, when warmer weather returns.


One Book Club member volunteers to moderate the discussion for each book.

Meeting Schedule:

CSWAC Book Club meeting schedule can be found on the Events Calendar. 

Interested in participating in the book club? 

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Next Meeting: Monday, April 18, 2022

Next Book: The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine

Next Host(s):  via Zoom

Moderator: TBD

Sign-Up:  Terry Johnson | | (719) 219-6710


How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates

Right Wing Violent Extremism by Kate Hall

In The Midst of Winter by Isabelle Allende

Threat to Democracy: The Appeal of Authoritarianism in an Age of Uncertainty by Fathali M. Moghaddam

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution by Eric Foner

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World by Peter Frankopan

The Social Dilemma (Documentary) & The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health--And How We Must Adapt by Sinan Aral

The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America by Daniel Okrent

Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua