He spent two weeks aboard the aircraft carrier as "writer-in-residence" …
Join us April 8 at 7:00 PM in Dallas to hear the rest of the story.

Quick! Pack your bags for Cuba! Diplomatic changes have made it possible for the Council to schedule a return visit to one of its most popular travel destinations! Travel with us May 19-26→

The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the U.S. visits the Council on March 30 at 6:30 PM in Dallas.

Join us March 28 for the day-long International Conference on Education as a Human Right will focus on defeating barricades - issues of gender, race, class and abilityl

Best-selling author and staff writer at The New Yorker Malcolm Gladwell speaks to the annual International Educator of the Year Award Luncheon on April 16, at Noon. For the first time ever, the Council presents TWO teachers with the prestigious award!

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Red Notice
The Council's April 22 speaker Bill Browder caught some media spotlight in a New York Times review that focused on the fiction-like true-life story of the American financier's conflict with Vladimir Putin. The Times described Browder's book, Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice as a "riveting account" of this fatal clash of capitalism with "rapacious oligarchs and crooked management."

U.S. and Pakistan Relations
Our March 30 speaker, His Excellency Jalil Abbas Jilani, the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the U.S., thinks it is time his nation gets credit for fighting terrorism, in particular Al Qaeda.

In an interview in the March 19 online edition of The Diplomat, he says, "Pakistan has captured or killed more Al-Qaeda operatives than any other U.S. partner. Our soldiers and civilians have paid a massive price in fighting a brutal and vicious enemy. …It certainly takes a deliberate blinding of intellect to miss the real picture of what Pakistan has historically done and how much we have suffered." His comments come as U.S./Pakistani relationships warm following a very cold period that began in May 2011 after an American military team had to go inside Pakistan to kill 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Travel to Cuba
When a door opens… quickly pack your bags for Cuba! Diplomatic changes have made it possible for the Council to schedule a return visit to one of its most popular travel destinations. This time our tour (May 19-26) arrives in time to enjoy the legendary Havana Biennial festival of culture and music. Plus, thanks to some special ties to the island, Council travelers will visit not only traditional sites, but also homes and studios for conversations with Cuban scholars, urban planners, artists and historians. We'll even visit Matanzas, the northern seashore city where the rumba was born. Only 24 spots available for this tour, a visit made before a nation stuck in the '50s takes on the look of the 21st Century.

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26

Strengthening the Partnership: Mexico & Texas - Political Issues in Texas/Mexico Relations: Immigration and Security

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28

The International Conference on Education as a Human Right

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30

His Excellency Jalil Abbas Jilani

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8

Geoff Dyer - Another Great Day at Sea

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16

International Educator of the Year Award Luncheon - Malcolm Gladwell - David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

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21

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

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22

Bill Browder - Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

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24

Earth Day Texas 2015

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27

Ken Walsh - Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom

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30

Strengthening the Partnership: Mexico & Texas - Economic Issues in Texas Mexico Relations: Trade and energy opportunities

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5

The Honorable Rick Perry

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5

John Nagl - Knife Fights: A Memoir of Modern War in Theory and Practice

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11

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

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11

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

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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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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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Member Social 2015

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23

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

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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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International Educator of the Year Award - Malcolm Gladwell - David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

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18

Pierce Allman - Reporting History

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Sikhism - World Religion Forum

Mar

5

Allen Mondell - Documenting History

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15

Hugh Aynesworth - A Witness to History

Mar

28

SMU - Education as a Human Right Conference

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Meridian Global Young Professionals: "Taste of Bolivia" Dinner Party

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