• Join the Council from October 25 - 28 when we visit the heart of Mexico and enjoy highlights such as dinner with Vicente Fox, president of Mexico 2000-2006, and his First Lady, Marta.

  • Exclusive interviews with the people who make the news, report the news and are in the news.

  • Council board member, Talmage Boston, discusses his new book, Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents, a collection of interviews with presidential historians and Oval Office insiders on August 31 & September 1.

  • Jeffrey Toobin joins the Council to discuss the turbulent life of Patty Hearst on August 23.

  • Engage with global thinkers and help build a world-class region. Join the World Affairs Council today!

 

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When a briefing makes news
Have you wondered about the “president’s daily briefing?” It’s a term used repeatedly in media reports about the Benghazi incident. Mark your calendars now for Council programs with two people who can authoritatively discuss the assorted facets of the president’s daily briefing.

On Wednesday, October 5, in Fort Worth, our speaker is former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden (2006-09), the retired U.S. Air Force general who also served as National Security Agency director (1999-2005). Now a security and terror analyst for the Chertoff Group, Gen. Hayden is author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. Tickets for this event will be available soon - keep checking our calendar or sign up for email alerts.

And, on Thursday, October 20, we’re presenting the man who wrote the book on the presidential briefing -- literally. Tickets are available now to get an insider’s view of the presidential briefing from former CIA Intelligence Briefing Officer David Priess who will headline programs in McKinney and Dallas. Priess is the author of The President’s Book of Secrets, an examination of the daily briefing and how it has been used by American chief executives.

GOT THE STOMACH FOR TRIVIA?
Some of the watercooler conversation around the Council office this week has had staffers puzzling not over the Brits and the EU or the Texas Rangers and their pitching, but over the answer to this trivia question: What mammal has no stomach?

Yes, it actually is a work topic. Questions are being prepared for our annual challenging global trivia extravaganza for members and guests. This year, in honor of the Olympics, the theme is WorldQuest: The Road to Rio. Join us, authentic samba dancers and veteran emcee Jeff Whittington of KERA-FM on Thursday, July 21, at the Rosewood Crescent. There’ll be prizes!

Bring your smartphone because we’re scoring by phone this year – it’ll be fun and fast. And if you don’t already know – and who doesn’t? – you may learn “What mammal has no stomach?”

Upcoming Events

Jul

21

2016 World Quest - Road to Rio

Aug

23

Jeffrey Toobin - American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst - Fort Worth

Aug

23

Jeffrey Toobin - American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst - Dallas

Aug

30

Talmage Boston - Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents - Dallas

Sep

1

Talmage Boston - Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents - Fort Worth

Sep

1

Talmage Boston - Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents - McKinney

Sep

8

Andras Vamos-Goldman

Sep

12

Steven Lee Myers - The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

Sep

14

Joby Warrick - Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Sep

26

1st Presidential Debate Watch Party

Oct

5

General Michael Hayden - American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

Oct

20

David Priess - The President's Book of Secrets

Oct

24

Parag Khanna - Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

Oct

25

His Excellency Gérard Araud - Ambassador of France to the United States

Nov

3

Kati Marton - True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

Nov

16

Bob Woodward - The 2016 Election and What It Means for America

Dec

6

Douglas Smith - Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

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2015 International Education Program Highlights:

  • 1,900 teachers attended impacting 270K students
  • Over 21,000 students attended from 213 schools
  • 103 speakers to schools/ 8 videoconferences
  • 24 Interns/ 17 schools/ 38 intern professional developments
  • 250+ teachers at workshops including Choices, Global Classroom, World Religion, Great Decisions, etc.
  • UAE Teacher travel/ IEP jointly awarded Fulbright to Jordan
  • 3 Career Days -1,400 students
  • Junior WACS/ 61 DFW campuses providing service/ leadership programs
  • Asian Heritage Day, and other Ad Hoc student cultural events
  • DFW WorldQuest students won third at nationals
  • Honored two Arlington teachers for Educator of the Year

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May

3

2016 IEP Teacher Member Happy Hour

May

24

Youth Refugees: Stories of Conflict, Courage, and Resettlement in Dallas

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