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HERE’S A COMEDY NOTE
This has nothing to do with politics, but everything to do with the Council’s favorite comedian, Maz Jobrani who twice has highlighted programs with his cross-cultural humor. His autobiography I’m Not a Terrorist But I have Played One on TV evolved into a Showtime special and, beginning August 21, will be available on Netflix. Several Maz comedy, film and TED appearances are listed in the “Best of Netflix Maz Jobrani” category.

FYI, fans know that the title I’m Not a Terrorist But I have Played one on TV has a Dallas connection – it comes from Maz’s role on Walker, Texas Ranger, filmed right here in Big D.

The subtitle of his book is Memoirs of a Middle East Funny Man. But, as fans also know, while born in Tehran, he came to the U.S. as a 6-year old and the “Middle East Funny Man” was raised in the San Francisco area and got a BA in political science and Italian at UC Berkeley.

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN DYSTOPIA?
Watergate was heating up; Vietnam was winding down. Other things were going nuts.

Our August 23 Council speaker Jeffrey Toobin has captured a frighteningly newsy part of the violent era in his non-fiction book American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst. The reviews are making Toobin’s Council appearances in Dallas and Fort Worth “don’t miss” events.

He got a sensational notice from The Washington Post in an opinion column by best-selling author Gary Krist who wrote that the “subtitle is no exaggeration: The ‘wild saga’ that began with Hearst’s kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) on Feb. 4, 1974, would strain credibility in anybody’s novel. But somehow, in the context of real-life California in the big bad ’70s, it was just another day in dystopia.”

Krist is no stranger to stories of history-making odd behavior. His 2014 book Empire of Sin is the story of New Orleans’ culture war “for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world.”

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23

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

Aug

23

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

Aug

30

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

Sep

1

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

Sep

1

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

Sep

8

Andras Vamos-Goldman - Defeating Justice Denied

Sep

12

Steven Lee Myers - The Rise and Reign of Vladimir Putin

Sep

14

Joby Warrick - Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Sep

26

1st Presidential Debate Watch Party

Oct

5

General Michael Hayden - American Intelligence in the Age of Terror

Oct

12

Philippe Le Corre - China’s Offensive in Europe

Oct

20

David Priess - The President's Book of Secrets - McKinney

Oct

20

David Priess - The President's Book of Secrets - Dallas

Oct

24

Parag Khanna - Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

Oct

25

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

Nov

3

Kati Marton - True Believer: Stalin's Last American Spy

Nov

16

Bob Woodward - The 2016 Election and What It Means for America

Dec

6

Douglas Smith - Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

Dec

12

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer - Fort Worth

Dec

13

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer - Dallas

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2015 International Education Program Highlights:

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Meridian Young Professionals: Inside the Armor

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