The Republic of Korea, regarded as one of the wealthiest nations on the planet, has also become one of the globe's most energetic economies. A Council panel discussion will examine how politics, security and economic/financial issues affect the U.S.-Republic of Korea relationship on Tuesday, September 8 at 6:30 PM in Dallas

Nicholas Kristof is a writing and reporting dynamo.
Tuesday, September 15 at Noon in Fort Worth → and 6:30 PM in Dallas →.

Ray Kelly was a New York City police officer for more than 40 years, climbing in the ranks from "beat cop" to the top of the department. He is credited with creating the first counterterrorism bureau in a U.S. police department. Join us to hear Kelly's story on Thursday, September 24, at 6:30 PM.

A chilling description of Loli Kantor's photo-essay book, Beyond the Forest, describes it as "exploring the subject of Jewish presence and absence in Eastern Europe." Tuesday, September 29 at 6:30 PM in Dallas →

When best-selling author Jason Matthews makes his return visit to the Council, he brings with him the inside story of Palace of Treason. Join us on September 10 in McKinney or Dallas.

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German Marshall Fund
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is again assisting the German Marshall Fund of the United States in its search for at least two Texans who will become Marshall Fellows and observe "transatlantic institutions that link the United States and its European allies."

For more than three decades the German Marshall Fund has arranged all expenses-paid, transatlantic exchanges of the brightest minds in the fields of business, politics, media and non-governmental organizations. These Fellows must be 28-40 and cannot nominate themselves. The deadline for submitting a nomination is 5 PM on September 21. Visit the application page to see the guidelines.

Read more about the Marshall Fund at gmfus.org. World Affairs Council member Dylan Lockett of Arlington is a 2014-15 Marshall Fellow.

Travel to Morocco
On March 4-17, 2016, Jim Falk, President and CEO of World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth and Morocco's Honorary Consul or Texas will be leading a 14 day comprehensive journey through Morocco. Cities Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech will be visited as well as the High Atlas mountains and vast Sahara, with stops in Erfoud and Ouarzazate, ending in Casablanca.

Five UNESCO World Heritage sites are included in the tour along with a private dinner in the traditional home of a Fez family and tea with a Berber family in their cave dwelling. Also planned is a visit to the U.S. Embassy and other special events to learn more about the region.

WACA National Board Election
Roman Popadiuk, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine with more than three decades of experience in foreign service, has been elected Chairman of the National Board of Directors of the World Affairs Councils of America. A principal at Morgan Lewis Consulting, he formerly was executive director of the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation at Texas A&M University.

Council President and CEO James N. Falk was a member of the WACA selection committee.

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Brad Glosserman - How China’s Crisis Affects U.S., Global Economy - Collin County Chapter

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Contributors' Circle Members Only: Jerome M. Fullinwider - The Greatest Curiosity - The Unlikely Adventure of a Texas Oilman Navigating the Russian Oil Business

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Future of Korea

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Jason Matthews - Out of the Secrecy, Into the Novel - Collin County Chapter

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Jason Matthews - Out of the Secrecy, Into the Novel

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Nicholas Kristof: A Path Appears - Fort Worth

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Nicholas Kristof: A Path Appears - Dallas

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Ray Kelly - Vigilance

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2015 Annual JWAC meeting

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Loli Kantor - Beyond the Forest

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Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman

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The Honorable Rick Santorum

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32nd H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner

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Dr. Rick Hodes

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Ben S. Bernanke - The Courage to Act - Fort Worth

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Ben S. Bernanke - The Courage to Act - Dallas

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David McCullough - The Wright Brothers

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In the last six months, IEP has had over 11,000 students and almost 1,000 teachers attend events!p

We have hosted 95 speaker programs and 5 videoconferences, three international career days with over 1,000 students and a human rights program.p

We have hosted World Religion Forums and field trips, special programs like Heritage Days and teacher workshops esp. for Dallas, HEB and Fort Worth, and honored two Arlington teachers as our 2015 Educators of the Year.p

Our UAE teacher workshop and international trip was a huge success which we hope to continue in the future.p

Our Junior WAC program continues to grow and our Academic WorldQuest competition winners went on to win regional and then third place in DC.p

This summer we will host free teacher workshops that include materials, meals and G/T credit.

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FREE 2015 Choices - Africa and Colonization (TEACHERS)

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Free 2015 Great Decisions workshop (6-12 grade teachers)

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2015 Annual JWAC meeting

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Free 2015 Choices: North Korea (Teachers)

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Free World Religion Forum: Islam (Teachers and HS students)

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