What We Do


The purpose of the Global Affairs Center (GAC) is to support the mission of the College by organizing speaker programs, panel discussions and seminars regarding global issues and local issues with global consequences.  Our programs cultivate intellectual and cultural vitality that invigorate and engage our College and communities. 


  • Cultivate intellectual and cultural vitality
  • Advance student success, program excellence, and community engagement
  • Strengthen multiculturalism and global competencies
  • Address issues of ecological integrity, social equity, and economic viability


The GAC partners with several local organizations to bring programs to Shoreline, including

  • Cascade Climate Action
  • Global Washington
  • The Henry M. Jackson School of International Affairs, University of Washington
  • The United Nations Association of the USA
  • The Washington Council on International Trade
  • The Washington State China Relations Council
  • The World Affairs Council of Seattle
  • Departments, other programs, and student clubs at the college