• Ambassador Tony Garza talks about the next chapter in U.S.-Mexico relations at two events on May 2 for Meridians or the Contributors' Circle.

  • Join the Council as Eric Trager discusses the future of Egypt on April 20.

  • Join the Council as Graeme Wood explores the real goals of ISIS on April 25.

  • Join the Council as George Friedman discusses the role of the U.S. in the world over the next four years on April 26 in Frisco.

  • Explore "The Relentless Invention of Modern India" with The Economist's Adam Roberts at the Episcopal School of Dallas on the evening of May 2 or at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco for breakfast on May 3.

 

 

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IMPROVING THE SKILLS
OF AMERICAN WORKERS

"Unfortunately, one headwind for economic growth is the declining rate of labor force participation in the U.S."– Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan

The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is getting some attention with his comments about the "workforce skills gap" that is a burden to America's economic momentum. Fed President Kaplan released a video in which he discusses this skills gap on Thursday, the same day his guest column about the developing crisis appeared on Bloomberg View.

See the video HERE and read the column HERE.

ISLAMIC ART AT THE DMA

The terms "exquisite beauty" and "rare manuscripts become visible reality April 18-28, when the Dallas Museum of Art presents "The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery." This exhibition is described as "the largest public presentation in the history of one of the world's most important private collections of Islamic art." 
According to the DMA, "The gallery will highlight particular strengths within the collection, which encompasses one of the most important holdings of luster pottery and rock crystals in the world including the celebrated rock crystal ewer, one of only seven in the world of its caliber and the only one of its type in the United States. The gallery space will display a series of rare manuscripts and painted miniatures of exquisite beauty, including a 16th-century Indian Khamsa of Nizami manuscript, and pages from the 1330 Shahnama known as 'The Demotte Shahnama'." 

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.

Upcoming Events

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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 SOLD OUT

Apr

25

Graeme Wood - What Does ISIS Really Want

Apr

26

George Friedman - The Next Four Years: The Role of the US in the World - Frisco

Apr

26

Global Forum George Friedman - The Next Four Years: The Role of the US in the World

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

May

3

Adam Roberts - The Relentless Invention of Modern India - Frisco

May

9

In-County Business Insights: The Arabian Peninsula

May

11

Ali Asani - The Importance of Cultural and Religious Literacy: The Case of Islam

May

12

The Global Fund for Children: Power of Local

May

17

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

May

18

Global Forum Kimbell Art Museum Tour & Dutch Dinner

Jun

5

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

Jun

14

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

Jun

15

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

Jun

26

Sir Nigel Shadbolt - Artificial Intelligence: Fact & Fiction

Sep

22

2017 H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner honoring Dirk Nowitzki

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Meridian Young Professionals: Thrill of Brazil Dinner Party

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24

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

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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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