• The Council's Islam Series continues with Geneive Abdo as she discusses the Shi'a-Sunni divide on February 21.

  • Join the Council as Elliot Ackerman discusses the conflict in Syria in McKinney and Dallas on February 24.

  • Join the Council for the second program of the 2017 International Perspective Series on March 3 as Stephen Biddle discusses military spending.

  • Join the Counil as Scott Miller discusses Allen Dulles and the German Resistance in World War II on March 9.

  • Join the Council as Helene Cooper (left) discusses the legacy of Liberia's first female president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (right) in McKinney and Dallas on March 14.

 

 

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Junior World Affairs Councils "Preparing Young Americans for a Complex World"
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Reading to Share
The opening passage of Walter Russell Mead's latest work in Foreign Policy sets the tone for the new administration in Washington: "Not since Franklin Roosevelt's administration has U.S. foreign policy witnessed debates this fundamental."

The piece is headlined "The Jacksonian Revolt: American Populism and the Liberal Order." And it has elements of history, contemplation and prediction, all guaranteed to make a reader think about what's been seen and what may be seen as policy and practice evolve in "the new Washington."

Go behind the Foreign Policy paywall to read this history-driven essay by Walter Russell Mead, the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and a Distinguished Scholar at the Hudson Institute.

Click here to read this history-driven essay by Walter Russell Mead, the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and a Distinguished Scholar at the Hudson Institute.

Upcoming Events

Feb

17

Japan Update Symposium

Feb

21

Geneive Abdo - Rebirth Shi'a-Sunni Divide

Feb

24

Elliot Ackerman - Syria: Dark at the Crossing - McKinney

Feb

24

Elliot Ackerman - Syria: Dark at the Crossing

Mar

3

IPS: Stephen Biddle - U.S. Military Sales—Are We Getting Our Money’s Worth?

Mar

3

A Billion Colour Story Film Screening and Discussion

Mar

5

The Journey Within Film Screening and Discussion

Mar

9

Scott Miller - The History of Allen Dulles and the German Resistance in WWII

Mar

14

Helene Cooper - Madame President: The Extraordinary Story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf - McKinney

Mar

14

Helene Cooper - Madame President: The Extraordinary Story of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Mar

14

Arts & Letters Live: Mohsin Hamid & Shanthi Sekaran

Mar

21

Arts & Letters Live: Paul Watson

Mar

24

Meridian and Global Forum: Meet Congressman Joaquin Castro

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

Apr

3

Roby Barrett - Western Political Constructs and Middle Eastern Realities

Apr

4

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

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

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

Jun

14

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

Jun

15

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

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14

International Educator of the Year Luncheon - Robert Gates: Learning to Lead in the New Washington

Jun

22

2017 Global Classroom Workshop

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16

Meridian Young Professionals: Thrill of Brazil Dinner Party

Mar

24

Meridian and Global Forum: Meet Congressman Joaquin Castro

Apr

11

Meridian Young Professionals: How Important People Act with Ambassador Chase Untermeyer

May

8

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

Sep

5

Meridian Young Professionals: OktoBREWfest Bier Tasting

 

 

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