Quick! 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! Travel with us May 19-26→

In the wake of the current disruptions in Europe, don't miss George Friedman deliver "Flash Points: The Emerging Crisis in Europe" on March 17.

Join us March 28 for the day-long International Conference on Education as a Human Right will focus on defeating barricades - issues of gender, race, class and abilityl

Believer reveals the roots of Axelrod's devotion to politics and his faith in democratic change. Join us on February 26 at 6:30 PM to hear about his twenty-year friendship with Barack Obama and more.

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Leon Panetta
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.).

Our Best App For Students
That's "app" as in our "application" for ambitious, hardworking students who want to be an intern at the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. A Council internship is a working position, not a files-and-phones job. Our interns learn firsthand how our non-profit works to bring the world to North Texas. It's a good foundation for a future in foreign relations, education, marketing and business. Deadline to apply for a May 20-August 7 internship is March 13 - the "app" is available now.

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.

Upcoming Events

Feb

26

David Axelrod - Believer: My Forty Years in Politics

Feb

27

Arts & Letters Live Event - Elliot Ackerman with Ben Fountain - Heroism and Heartbreak

Mar

4

Steve LeVine - The Powerhouse: Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

Mar

11

Zlatica Kraljevic - Borderless Leadership: Global Skills for Personal Success - FORT WORTH

Mar

16

Global Forum: George Friedman - Flash Points: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

Mar

17

George Friedman - Flash Points: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

Mar

18

A Conversation with Secretary Leon Panetta - Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace - Fort Worth

Mar

18

A Conversation with Secretary Leon Panetta - Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace - Dallas

Mar

20

International Perspectives Series - Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman - The Next 40 Years of U.S. Foreign Policy

Mar

26

Strengthening the Partnership: Mexico & Texas - Political Issues in Texas/Mexico Relations: Immigration and Security

Mar

28

The International Conference on Education as a Human Right

Apr

8

Geoff Dyer - Another Great Day at Sea

Apr

16

International Educator of the Year Award Luncheon - Malcolm Gladwell - David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

Apr

21

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

Apr

30

Strengthening the Partnership: Mexico & Texas - Economic Issues in Texas Mexico Relations: Trade and energy opportunities

May

11

David Brooks - The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life - Fort Worth

May

11

David Brooks - The Road to Character: The Humble Journey to an Excellent Life - DALLAS

May

19

Jack Devine - Good Hunting: An American Spymaster's Story

May

27

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

May

29

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

Jun

23

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

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IEP has had over 11,000 students at our events in 2014 - almost double the number from years past.

We had almost almost 700 HS students from 30 area schools attend the International Career Day at UTA and we are hosting two other Career Days for Dallas ISD and HEB ISD.

A new staff member was hired to bring speakers to 6-12 classrooms at NO cost to the school. The education department will start hosting live speaker videoconferences to help schools enhance lessons.

The Morocco teacher trip was a huge success and we are gearing up for a 2015 trip to the UAE.

WorldQuest teams are currently forming to try for our 5th National Championship Title in DC.

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Apr

16

International Educator of the Year Award - Malcolm Gladwell - David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

Apr

18

Pierce Allman - Reporting History

Apr

18

Sikhism - World Religion Forum

Mar

5

Allen Mondell - Documenting History

May

15

Hugh Aynesworth - A Witness to History

Mar

28

SMU - Education as a Human Right Conference

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Feb

18

Meridian: "A World without Hate" with Rais Bhuiyan

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