Political scientist Charles Murray's written work frequently draws descriptions containing two hot-button words: "influential" and "controversial."
Tuesday, June 2 at Noon →

"Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson's War in Afghanistan."
Tuesday, May 19 at 6:30 PM in Dallas →

To tell the story of the New China, Osnos looks at everyday people and their challenges. Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 PM in Addison →

Dr. Ben Carson, a candidate for the Republican nomination for the presidency, is a physician who emerged from a life of poverty in Detroit, MI, to earn global respect in the field of medicine. Thursday, May 28 in Dallas →

Swarthmore political professor and author Dominic Tierney has a national perspective on an international subject: war.
Friday, May 29 at Noon in Dallas →

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A Conversation with the Dalai Lama
Nobel laureate and spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama returns to Dallas for an open-to-the-public event on Wednesday, July 1, at Moody Coliseum on the Southern Methodist University campus. "A Conversation With the Dalai Lama" is hosted by SMU and the George W. Bush Presidential Center in conjunction with the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. The event begins at 1:30 PM in Moody. Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com

She's No "Shrinking Violet"
You can figure no one on any continent has ever called Mona Eltahawy a "shrinking violet." Our June 18 speaker is a globally-known critic of misogyny in Islam and a hard-driving journalist not afraid to confront the powerful. The title of her latest book gives a hint of her "direct" nature: Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution. She proudly accepts the label "radical feminist Muslim." 

Republican Candidate Ben Carson
Dr. Ben Carson, the renowned surgeon and conservative seeking the Republican nomination for president, will speak to the Council's open-to-the-public Presidential Candidate Forum at a 7:30 AM breakfast program on Thursday, May 28, at the Rosewood Crescent. Council members and non-members pay $40 to attend. As a public service, the non-partisan Council has extended an invitation to potential or announced presidential candidates to appear at Presidential Candidate Forums throughout the 2015-16 campaign season. The Council believes part of its mission is to provide an opportunity to examine the strategies, proposals and opinions of people who seek the highest office in the nation. 

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27

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

May

28

Dr. Ben Carson - Republican Presidential Candidate

May

29

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

Jun

2

Old Parkland Global Forum Breakfast with Sir Peter Westmacott

Jun

2

Charles Murray - By The People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

Jun

10

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

Jun

11

SOLD OUT - An Evening on the Katy Trail With the Council & the Consuls

Jun

18

Mona Eltahawy - Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution

Jun

23

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

Jun

23

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

Jun

25

Adrian Wooldridge - The Great Disruption - McKinney

Jun

25

Adrian Wooldridge - The Great Disruption

Jul

1

A Conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Jul

10

Mexico's Minister of Foreign Affairs - His Excellency José Antonio Meade

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In the last six months, IEP has had over 11,000 students and almost 1,000 teachers attend events!p

We have hosted 95 speaker programs and 5 videoconferences, three international career days with over 1,000 students and a human rights program.p

We have hosted World Religion Forums and field trips, special programs like Heritage Days and teacher workshops esp. for Dallas, HEB and Fort Worth, and honored two Arlington teachers as our 2015 Educators of the Year.p

Our UAE teacher workshop and international trip was a huge success which we hope to continue in the future.p

Our Junior WAC program continues to grow and our Academic WorldQuest competition winners went on to win regional and then third place in DC.p

This summer we will host free teacher workshops that include materials, meals and G/T credit.

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19

FREE 2015 Choices- Foreign Aid (teachers)

Aug

13

FREE 2015 Choices- Africa and Colonization (TEACHERS)

Sep

19

Free 2015 Great Decisions workshop (6-12 grade teachers)

Oct

17

Free 2015 Choices: North Korea (Teachers)

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28

Meridian Global Young Professionals: "Booze & Brains" Trivia Night

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