• Garrett Graff kicks off the Summer Series on May 31 and Manal al-Sharif will join us on June 22. Learn more.

  • Join us on June 5 to examine the dynamics outlined in this program titled "Is The New Middle East An Old Scene?", with Dr. Steven Cook.

  • The council's June 26 guest speaker Sir Nigel Shadbolt will present a lively discussion on today's realities regarding artificial intelligence and what to expect in the future.

  • How was the U.S. Army founded? Learn in Dallas on June 14 or McKinney on June 15.

  • Retired Police Chief David O. Brown returns to the spotlight in Dallas on June 7
    when he discusses his life and the challenges of modern law enforcement.

 

 

Latest News

THE EMPATHY OF DAVID BROWN

Texas Monthly has just released a story of the Council's June 7 speaker, David O. Brown, the Dallas police chief during the downtown siege of death in July 2016. The story, titled "The Empathy of David Brown," describes the chief as the "voice of compassion and unity that the city and country needed." 

The writer for this insightful story of a thoughtful man is Michael J. Moody of Dallas, the author of the book "The Life and Legend of Chris Kyle."

 

goodbye and hello again

Graeme WoodFor 15 years, accountant Hassan Tahat, who became our CFO two years ago, carefully managed our financial reporting and banking relationships and supported our mission. On May 1, Hassan took the next step in his career as he accepted the CFO position at a larger nonprofit, The Senior Source. We are sorry to see him leave but he and his family remain part of our Council family.
We are fortunate to be able to welcome another Council family member back. Sally Pietsch is the outstanding individual who hired Hassan and set up our accounting system in 2002. For five years, she mentored Hassan and now she has arrived, on May 1, as our new Chief Financial Officer. Sally was VP of Finance at Paciugo and CFO at the Perot Museum from 1999-2015. In 2011, she was recognized with the Dallas Business Journal's nonprofit CFO of the Year Award. 
Welcome home, Sally!  
 

Upcoming Events

May

17

His Excellency Fayçal Gouia - Ambassador of Tunisia to the U.S.

May

18

Global Forum Kimbell Art Museum Tour & Dutch Dinner

May

23

Robert Moran – The Five G's that Define the World: Generations, Gender, Geography, Global Cities, and Graduation

May

26

Stories of Refugee Resettlement in Dallas

May

31

Garrett Graff - The Government's Doomsday Plans

Jun

2

Fourth Annual Addison Economic Development Luncheon

Jun

5

Steven Cook - Is the New Middle East an Old Scene?

June

7

AT&T Performing Arts Center and the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth Present Chief David O. Brown (ret.)

Jun

14

William Hogeland - The Creation of the U.S. Army

Jun

15

William Hogeland - The Creation of the U.S. Army - McKinney

Jun

20

Manal al-Sharif - Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening

Jun

26

Sir Nigel Shadbolt - Artificial Intelligence: Fact & Fiction

Jul

25

Lawrence Wright - The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

Aug

10

WorldQuest – One Night in Bollywood

Sep

22

2017 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner honoring Dirk Nowitzki

Sep

28

Jeremi Suri - The Impossible Presidency - Fort Worth

Members

Foreign Policy Subscription Change

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Global Young Leaders

Global Young Leaders creates an intelligent pathway for North Texas high school students to achieve ambitions in international careers and education. Through high standards for comprehension of issues, challenges and opportunities, students are transformed from observers into informed international participants.

Global Young Leaders has many programs for teachers and students!
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Upcoming Events

May

26

2017 Student Refugee Panel

Jun

22

2017 Global Classroom Educator Workshop

Aug

1

European College System Information Workshop

Free Workshops for Teachers

Meridian: Global Young Professionals

Meridian - the place where global young professionals connect, discover and play. Join us at our signature monthly happy hour events for an engaging international experience with interesting people, like you!
Learn more about Meridian.

Upcoming Events

Jun

22

Meridian Young Professionals: Turkey’s Transformational Turn - What’s Next?

Jul

18

Meridian Young Professionals: Who Says It's a Small World? Travel to 147 Countries & Counting with Mike Decker

Sep

14

Meridian Young Professionals: OktoBREWfest Bier Tasting

 

 

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