Leon Panetta is making national headlines and the Council has just arranged TWO local appearances by the newsmaker. Call it a perfect combination for questions and answers - headline-making Leon Panetta interviewed by a veteran journalist known for her direct approach, Lee Cullum of KERA-TV's CEO series.
On March 18 we're presenting two programs with Secretary Panetta, former CIA Director, Secretary of Defense and the man who "masterminded the plan to kill Osama bin Laden." Each will be moderated by a legendary print and broadcast journalist Cullum, famed for her methods of politely, directly and firmly getting people to explain what they really meant.
They'll first appear at a luncheon at the Fort Worth Club on Wednesday, March 18, then, that evening they will be at the Dallas City Performance Hall. (A special note for the Fort Worth event: Buy a ticket to the Fort Worth Club program and the price includes a copy of the secretary's newsmaking book, Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace.).
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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.