• Come mix and mingle with our more than 4,000 other global thinkers and change-makers on June 16! You provide the conversation and laughter; the appetizers, soft drinks, beer and wine are on the house!

  • 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.

  • Eric Bolling, co-host of The Five on Fox News, talks to the council about his new book, Wake Up America on July 7.

  • Chris Vognar, Film and Culture Critic of The Dallas Morning News, gives the Meridian Young Professionals an inside look at International Film Festivals on June 21.

 

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A Female Lawyer in Iran – From Star to Target
Two precious things in life – love and profession -- have changed for our Tuesday, June 14, speaker, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi. Her “fire” for her mission has not. The 2005 documentary A Simple Lawyer, available free online, is the perfect background primer to watch before you attend her Council program about the dramatic and frightening “second chapter” of her life. She lost her husband to a government “adultery sting” and her law practice to a government decree. In the documentary, filmed before she was exiled to England, she says she is not a role model and declares, “I am just myself. A lawyer fighting for human rights. And that’s what I will always be.”

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.”

Upcoming Events

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

7

Eric Bolling - Co-host, The Five

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

Oct

25

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

Nov

16

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

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  • 1,900 teachers attended impacting 270K students
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  • 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.
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  • 3 Career Days -1,400 students
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  • 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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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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