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Rick Steves, the celebrated Public Television author and travel expert, returns to visit the Council with a topic that has fascinated the New World for ages: The Holy Land.

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Preventing Violence Against Women
A delegation of Bangladesh women and football players from Dallas' W.H. Adamson High School found common ground — defeating violence against women. WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported on the encounter between a team with a Stop Domestic Violence campaign and the delegation, brought to North Texas by the Council through Preventing Violence Against Women: A Project for Bangladesh.

Global I.Q. Minute: Middle East Expert Marc Lynch
Would arming Syria’s rebels have stopped the Islamic State? And why was the Iraqi army so ill-prepared against ISIS? Hear Middle East expert Marc Lynch answer those questions during a timely Global I.Q. Minute with Council President Jim Falk. Lynch speaks authoritatively on the current Middle East crisis and the “slippery slope” of U.S intervention.

Ambassador Christopher Hill
An experienced diplomat, who served in Iraq and will present two Council programs in November, told the Australian website news.com.au, "ISIS has behaved in a manner that really makes it difficult to carry on any conceivable conversation with them, negotiation or anything else… I think that we don’t have much choice at this point but to come after them." The story was published over the weekend and touched on other key diplomatic issues. Regarding the risks involved in Iraq, Ambassador Hill said, "What you’re trying to do is make sure the risks of action are less than the risk of non-action."

UAE Appeals Against Terrorists
Writing in The Wall Street Journal this week, United Arab Emirates Ambassador Yousef al Otaiba, our October 23 Council speaker, appealed for a united front against terrorists and declared, "Islamic extremism has long been a Middle East problem but it is now the world's problem, too."

Educators in Morocco
We’re always posting English-language news, but here’s some spectacular World Affairs Council news in French – if you want to see how your language skills are holding up! Hint: It’s about our recent International Education Program study trip to Morocco and it’s from the Kingdom’s main newspaper!

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Global Forum: Meet Consul General José Octavio Tripp

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Rick Steves’ The Holy Land: Israelis and Palestinians Today

Oct

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FREE: Contributors' Circle Only - John Seigenthaleri, News Anchor, Al Jazeera America

Oct

7

Lawrence Wright - Thirteen Days In September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

Oct

9

Film Screening - The Day My God Died - Richardson

Oct

10

SOLD OUT - Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia - His Excellency Nikola Gruevski

Oct

14

Ben Blink - Freedom and Power in the Digital Age

Oct

16

2014 Morocco Trade & Investment Forum

Oct

16

Francis Fukuyama - Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy - Dallas

Oct

17

Francis Fukuyama - Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy - Fort Worth

Oct

23

His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba

Oct

24

2014 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner

Oct

30

Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli - Understanding Muslim Societies: Why It Is Critical.

Nov

5

World Affairs Council Annual National Conference

Nov

5

Gil Hoffman - Peace, Politics, and Plutonium: An Insider’s Look at the Mayhem in the Middle East

Nov

10

Douglas Brinkley - The Nixon Tapes

Nov

15

A Conversation with Senator Ted Cruz

Nov

17

Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill - Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir

Nov

18

Global Forum: Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill

Nov

18

Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill - Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir

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22

IPS - Jacques deLisle on China

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IEP has had over 8,000 students at our events in 2013- almost double the number from years past.

IEP is currently testing its JWAC students to get data about the impact of our education program.

We had almost 700 HS students from 30 area schools attend the International Career Day at UTA on December 4

JWACs have raised almost $5,500 for their Save the Children Service Learning project in fall of 2013.

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Free Google teacher workshop w/ dinner

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18

Free 2014 Choices: Mexico workshop (Teachers)

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2014 Free World Religion Forum: Sikhism (Teachers and HS Students)

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Free 2014 International Career Day (HS students and their teachers)

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Gary Cogill - The Ultimate Movie Buff: My Life as an International Film Producer

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14

“Taste of Chile” Happy Hour at Stephan Pyles

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“Dia de los Muertos” Celebration

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Helene Gayle, President and CEO of CARE USA

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