• Join the Council as Doug Mack discusses the history and importance of U.S. Territories and Outposts in Dallas on March 28 and in McKinney on March 29.

  • Join the Council as General Hans Ilis-Alm discusses the security challenges of the Baltic Region on March 31.

  • Explore the technology of 2050 with The Economist's Daniel Franklin on Saturday, April 1.

  • Join the Counil as Frédéric Bozo discusses the future of France and the French election on April 6.

  • Join the Council as Ambassador Chase Untermeyer discusses his time in the White House of President George H.W. Bush on April 12.

 

 

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The London Attack

Graeme WoodISIS. Again. The Associated Press reports that ISIS, via its Aamaq news agency, declared that the man who attacked and killed people in front of the British parliament was "a soldier of the Islamic State."

So, what does ISIS really want?

The writer Graeme Wood of The Atlantic has answers based on years of contact with ISIS, including the organization's Plano-raised propaganda expert. Hear Wood discuss the chilling answers and ISIS goals at the Council's Tuesday, April 25, program.

Doug Mack draws America?

Doug Mack describes himself this way: "Writer. Tourist. Pastry Fiend." And he has a "party trick" with a U.S. map.

Don't miss his Council appearances when he discusses what he's learned about U.S. territories and "far-flung outposts" while traveling for 3 years and 31,000 miles. This journey resulted in his latest book The Not Quite States of America.

DIRK MAKES THE SHOT!

The Council has had previous H. Neil Mallon Award recipients involved in televised events, but there was no need for a confirmation hearing for our 2017 Mallon recipient Dirk Nowitzki! He shoots! He scores! Dirk hit the 30,000 career points mark Tuesday night at American Airlines Center and thrilled his fans, his teammates and his Council supporters. Courtesy of his Dallas Mavericks team, that's the video of the moment he became one of six players in the history of the NBA to reach 30,000 points. He also elevates his personal game and we'll honor him for his humanitarian accomplishments on September 22 at our 2017 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner.

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Mar

14

Arts & Letters Live: Mohsin Hamid & Shanthi Sekaran

Mar

21

Arts & Letters Live: Paul Watson

Mar

24

Sold Out - Meridian and Global Forum: Meet Congressman Joaquin Castro

Mar

26

DMA Family Day

Mar

28

Doug Mack: The Role of U.S. Territories and Outposts

Mar

29

Doug Mack: The Role of U.S. Territories and Outposts - McKinney

Mar

30

Global Forum: German Cooking Class

Mar

31

General Hans Ilis-Alm - Security Challenge: Sweden, U.S. Team in Baltic Region

Mar

31

Dallas International Film Festival - City of Ghosts

Apr

1

Daniel Franklin - Technology in 2050

Apr

1

Dallas International Film Festival - City of Ghosts

Apr

2

Dallas International Film Festival - Forever Pure

Apr

3

Roby Barrett - Western Political Constructs and Middle Eastern Realities

Apr

3

Dallas International Film Festival - Forever Pure

Apr

4

IPS: Harold Trinkunas - Power Without Borders: What is the Influence of Non-State Actors?

Apr

6

Frédéric Bozo - France's International Policies in Testing Times

Apr

10

Helene Cooper - A Reporter's Global View

Apr

12

Chase Untermeyer - In the White House with George H.W. Bush

Apr

18

Alia Malek - The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

Apr

20

Eric Trager - How the Muslim Brotherhood Won and Lost Egypt in 891 Days and the Future of Egypt Now

Apr

21

Global Forum: AT&T Stadium Art Tour

Apr

23

Arts & Letters Live: Chelsea Clinton

Apr

25

Graeme Wood - What Does ISIS Really Want

Apr

28

IPS: Carla Anne Robbins - Cuba-U.S. Relations: What Are They Now?

Apr

29

Cal Jillson - The American Dream in the Age of Trump: 100 Days In

May

2

Adam Roberts - The Relentless Invention of Modern India

May

2

Contributors' Circle Dinner Tony Garza - The Next Chapter in U.S.-Mexico Relations under the Trump Administration

Jun

14

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

Jun

15

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

Sep

22

2017 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner honoring Dirk Nowitzki

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24

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2

Meridian Young Professionals: The Next Chapter in U.S./Mexico Relations

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5

Meridian Young Professionals: OktoBREWfest Bier Tasting

 

 

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