Book Club | Colorado Springs World Affairs Council


The CSWAC book club is a members-only group that explores non-fiction and fiction books relating to current topics of interest and books authored by CSWAC speakers.


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.


Monthly potluck dinner hosted at the homes of Book Club members.

Discussion Leaders:  

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

Interested in participating in the book club? 


The Code Breaker Book CoverNext Meeting: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Next Book: The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

Next Host(s):  via Zoom

Moderator: TBD

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

Book Club Meeting

Previous Book Selections  

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


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