• Juan Williams, co-host of The Five on Fox News, will speak about the presidential campaign and the modern-day figures who have reshaped the Founding Fathers' vision of America on May 25.

  • Nobel Prize Laureate, Shirin Ebadi, speaks to the Council about the fight for Human Rights in Iran on June 14.

  • Pack your bags and get on the Road to Rio at this year's WorldQuest. Test your knowledge of international current events, history, geography and personalities in a friendly, yet fierce competition on July 21.

  • His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston joins the Council to discuss the business partnership between Texas and Canada on May 27.

  • Jeffrey Toobin, senior legal analyst for CNN, discusses his new book American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trials of Patty Hearst with the Council on August 23.

 

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Joshua Cooper Ramo on Morning Joe
“The shift to a world of instant, constant connection … is as profound as the enlightenment of the Industrial Revolution.”

– Joshua Cooper Ramo on May 17’s edition of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe"

The author of The Seventh Sense, about surviving and thriving in the networking age, Joshua Cooper Ramo will headline the Council’s May 31 program. On "Morning Joe" he said that a hundred years from now people will look at the 2016 presidential election and see how “connected systems are changing the logic of power.” The trick to successfully navigating the world, he says, is looking at something and not seeing “what it appears to be, but what it is connected to.”

Cooper Ramo, a veteran analyst, China-watcher and the Vice Chairman and co-CEO of Kissinger Associates, will explain coping with modern challenges at his Council program, “Power, Fortune and Survival in the Age of Networks.” Watch a sample of this intellectual’s analysis of a world with “emerging disruptive forces.”


Top Canadian Official to Visit Dallas
As you will learn at his Friday, May 27, Council program, he is an entertaining speaker with a mission of enhancing Canada for all Canadians. He is not the honorary holder of an office that is a staid relic of a bygone era. The Governor General is a modern-minded man who is the father of five daughters, married to his high school sweetheart and a Harvard-educated hockey player and law school educator who clearly has a heartfelt affection for the United States of America.

All of that and more come out in his book The Idea of Canada. While his thoughts outline the values of the nation and its citizens, the subtitle demonstrates the breadth of his intention: Letters to a Nation.

He wrote to soldiers, lawyers, educators, old friends, singer Celine Dion and, among others, “Dear Canadians Born In The 21st Century” – an appeal to young people to embrace “service.”

When he speaks and writes, he is clearly an intellectual gifted with the ability to communicate. He cites education as imperative and writes, “We must become smarter so we can be more caring.”

Watch as the Governor General describes his role and what led him to compile his book.

Upcoming Events

May

12

His Excellency Peter Wittig - U.S.-German Relations: Challenges and Opportunities in a World in Turmoil

May

19

Joanne B. Freeman - More Than a Broadway Musical: Discussing Alexander Hamilton

May

24

James Rosebush - What Made Ronald Reagan Great and Why It Matters

May

25

Juan Williams - We The People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers’ Vision of America - Dallas

May

25

Juan Williams - We The People: The Modern-Day Figures Who Have Reshaped and Affirmed the Founding Fathers’ Vision of America - McKinney

May

27

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston - Border-to-Border: The Canada/Texas Partnership

May

31

Joshua Cooper Ramo - Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks

Jun

16

Member Social - Gleneagles Country Club

Jun

14

Shirin Ebadi - Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran

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

14

Joby Warrick - Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Nov

16

Bob Woodward Weighs In on the 2016 Presidential Election: What Happened and What It Means for the Future

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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

Upcoming Events

May

3

2016 IEP Teacher Member Happy Hour

May

24

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

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May

31

Meridian Young Professionals - Happy Hour and Meet & Greet with Joshua Cooper Ramo

Jun

21

Meridian Young Professionals - International Film Festivals: An Insider's Look with The Dallas Morning News' Film and Culture Critic Chris Vognar

 

 

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