Age of Ambition is not just about the conversion of China's Mao economy to one of Western-style pursuit of wealth, it also examines the human factor.
Join us May 27 at 6:30 PM in Addison to learn more.

"Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson's War in Afghanistan." - The opening sentence in the publisher's note about Jack Devine's latest book evokes enough excitement for a Hollywood movie. Join us Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 PM.

Political scientist Charles Murray has written By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission, an examination of how technology is gaining control of areas government cannot manage. Tuesday, Join us June 2 at Noon.

His latest book, The Road To Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life, examines the paths notable people have taken and explores how other people can take such 'character-minded' paths. Join us Monday, May 11 at 11:30 AM in Fort Worth and 6:30 PM in Dallas.

Republican Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson visits the Council Thursday, May 28 at 7:30 AM.

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National WorldQuest Results
It took mammoth challenges by two nationally-renowned schools to do it, but someone finally bumped Plano Independent School District from the National WorldQuest championship. The marathon competition, Saturday in Washington, was won by duPont Manual High School of Louisville, Ky., coincidentally the last team to hold the title other than a Plano team - back in 2010. DuPont, a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School, answered 95 of the 100 questions correctly. Second-place Keystone School, a private San Antonio school that The College Board has called "the best school in the world," answered 94 correctly. Third place Plano Shepton, a 9th- and 10th grade public school, correctly answered 91 of the history, geography and current affairs questions.

Corruption in the Congo
In her book Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen, our May 13 speaker Lisa J. Shannon discusses the awful ways life in the Democratic Republic of Congo is affected by horrific warlord Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army. The man is in the news recently because of an interview on Huffington Post with Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe who works in Uganda to rescue young girls he has kidnapped.

The other story, in Britain's Daily Mail, involves his forces using chainsaws to kill more than 130 elephants in the Congo's Garamba National Park - each tusk, it is said, can be traded for 18,000 bullets.

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David Brooks - The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life - Fort Worth

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David Brooks - The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life - DALLAS

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13

Lisa J. Shannon - Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen

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19

Jack Devine - Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story

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27

Evan Osnos - Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

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28

Dr. Ben Carson - Republican Presidential Candidate

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29

International Perspectives Series - Dominic Tierney - The American Way of War: Why We Struggle and How We Can Start Winning Again

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Charles Murray - By The People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

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10

International Perspectives Series - Fiona Hill - How Should We Deal With Putin's Russia?

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11

An Evening on the Katy Trail With the Council & the Consuls

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23

H.W. Brands - Reagan: The Life - Fort Worth

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H.W. Brands - Reagan: The Life - Addison

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25

Adrian Wooldridge - The Great Disruption - McKinney

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Adrian Wooldridge - The Great Disruption

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Strengthening the Partnership: Mexico & Texas - New Opportunities in Mexico/Texas Relations

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IEP has had over 11,000 students at our events in 2014 - almost double the number from years past.

We had almost almost 700 HS students from 30 area schools attend the International Career Day at UTA and we are hosting two other Career Days for Dallas ISD and HEB ISD.

A new staff member was hired to bring speakers to 6-12 classrooms at NO cost to the school. The education department will start hosting live speaker videoconferences to help schools enhance lessons.

The Morocco teacher trip was a huge success and we are gearing up for a 2015 trip to the UAE.

WorldQuest teams are currently forming to try for our 5th National Championship Title in DC.

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Hugh Aynesworth - A Witness to History

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