• Join the Council from October 25 - 28 when we visit the heart of Mexico and enjoy highlights such as dinner with Vicente Fox, president of Mexico 2000-2006, and his First Lady, Marta

  • Exclusive interviews with the people who make the news, report the news and are in the news.

  • 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.

  • Join members of the World Affairs Council on a trek through the iconic French landscape of Provence and climb the “Giant of Provence,” Mount Ventoux from September 25 - October 2.

  • Engage with global thinkers and help build a world-class region. Join the World Affairs Council today!

 

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Brexit Referendum Vote and What It Means for Us
Great Britain is holding a referendum on Thursday to decide its future - or, as a former Council speaker describes it, “America’s oldest friends (and first enemies) will decide whether or not to pull out of the European Union.”

Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman, who discussed U.S. foreign policy for our 2015 International Perspective Series, says the San Diego Union “asked if I could briefly explain to readers in Southern California what the stakes are. I thought you might find the result interesting. Humpty Dumpty trembles on the wall, looking down.”
The BBC has an everything-you-need-to-know report online.

GOT THE STOMACH FOR TRIVIA?
Some of the watercooler conversation around the Council office this week has had staffers puzzling not over the Brits and the EU or the Texas Rangers and their pitching, but over the answer to this trivia question: What mammal has no stomach?

Yes, it actually is a work topic. Questions are being prepared for our annual challenging global trivia extravaganza for members and guests. This year, in honor of the Olympics, the theme is WorldQuest: The Road to Rio. Join us, authentic samba dancers and veteran emcee Jeff Whittington of KERA-FM on Thursday, July 21, at the Rosewood Crescent. There’ll be prizes!

Bring your smartphone because we’re scoring by phone this year – it’ll be fun and fast. And if you don’t already know – and who doesn’t? – you may learn “What mammal has no stomach?”

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His Excellency Mninwa Johannes Mahlangu - Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the United States

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21

2016 World Quest - Road to Rio

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23

Jeffrey Toobin - American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst - Fort Worth

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Jeffrey Toobin - American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst - Dallas

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Talmage Boston - Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents - Dallas

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Talmage Boston - Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents - Fort Worth

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Talmage Boston - Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents - McKinney

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Andras Vamos-Goldman

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14

Joby Warrick - Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

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25

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

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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
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  • 103 speakers to schools/ 8 videoconferences
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2016 IEP Teacher Member Happy Hour

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

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