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2023-2024 Annual Fund

The Council’s mission to inspire deeper understanding of national and international affairs, systems, and cultures that shape the human experience has never been more important.

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Upcoming events

Jazz Diplomacy

Thu

Feb

29

Strains of Freedom: Jazz Diplomacy and the Paradox of Civil Rights

A VIRTUAL panel featuring Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney, adjunct professor at UNT Dallas & President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and Rick Ruth, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

The Achilles Trap

Fri

Mar

01

The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America’s Invasion of Iraq

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Professor, and Dean Emeritus of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism Steve Coll

Wed

Mar

06

Luck of the Irish: Cooking Class with Central Market

Exclusive for Global Forum

Unity in Diversity

Tue

Mar

12

Unity in Diversity: Empowering Women Everywhere

A panel featuring Head of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the U.S....

Ordering Disorder

Thu

Mar

14

Ordering Disorder: Governing the World To Come

Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University, and Senior...

Jazz Diplomacy

Thu

Feb

29

Strains of Freedom: Jazz Diplomacy and the Paradox of Civil Rights

A VIRTUAL panel featuring Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney, adjunct professor at UNT Dallas & President of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and Rick Ruth, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

The Achilles Trap

Fri

Mar

01

The Achilles Trap: Saddam Hussein, the C.I.A., and the Origins of America’s Invasion of Iraq

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, Professor, and Dean Emeritus of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism Steve Coll

Wed

Mar

06

Luck of the Irish: Cooking Class with Central Market

Exclusive for Global Forum

Unity in Diversity

Tue

Mar

12

Unity in Diversity: Empowering Women Everywhere

A panel featuring Head of Public and Cultural Diplomacy, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the U.S. Katarzyna Rybka-Iwańska and CEO & Chairman of Pinnacle Group Nina Vaca

Ordering Disorder

Thu

Mar

14

Ordering Disorder: Governing the World To Come

Professor of International Affairs in the School of Foreign Service and Government Department at Georgetown University, and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations Charles Kupchan

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2024 International Perspectives Series

ONE TICKET – THREE EVENTS

In its 23rd season, the Council and American Jewish Committee of Dallas present the International Perspectives Series on U.S. Foreign Policy. This year’s series will feature topics including cybersecurity, U.S. alliances, U.S. foreign policy priorities in the upcoming election, and the Indo-Pacific region. Click the link to learn more about these events or to purchase a discounted series ticket!

 

International Educator of the Year Luncheon

General Membership ($100)

In addition to discounted pricing to Council speaker programs, members have access to exclusive members-only events and the remarkable Council network.

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Contributor’s circle ($250/$500)

The Contributors’ Circle is a group of philanthropic global thinkers who are committed to lifelong learning and engagement with the world.

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Guests at the Global Forum Dinner.

Global Forum ($1K/$2.5K)

The Global Forum offers special opportunities to engage with high-level speakers and Council members through exclusive events, briefings and trips.

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President’s Circle ($5K)

At this top level of membership, the President’s Circle supports critical areas of the Council’s mission, including expanding investment in area schools, covering costs for student attendance at speaker events, diplomatic outreach, and much more.

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Meridian Young Professionals

Meridian Young Professionals ($25-$5K)

(ages 20-40)

Members who are early in their career have access to dynamic and enlightening programming tailored specifically for them. Meridian members come from all industries and backgrounds but share a common interest in community and global engagement, foreign policy, culture, and current events.

learn more about Meridian Young Professionals
Students At A Table

Reduced Rate Memberships ($25)

Our Council programming provides a unique opportunity to learn from some of the foremost thinkers and leaders in the world and expand their global knowledge. Students, educators, and active military can enjoy access to these opportunities – as well as the full benefits of Council membership – for just $25/year.

learn more about these discounted membership rates opportunities!

Explore Memberships

International Educator of the Year Luncheon

General Membership ($100)

In addition to discounted pricing to Council speaker programs, members have access to exclusive members-only events and the remarkable Council network.

learn more about Annual Membership
Members laugh at an event.

Contributor’s circle ($250/$500)

The Contributors’ Circle is a group of philanthropic global thinkers who are committed to lifelong learning and engagement with the world.

learn more about Contributors’ Circle
Guests at the Global Forum Dinner.

Global Forum ($1K/$2.5K)

The Global Forum offers special opportunities to engage with high-level speakers and Council members through exclusive events, briefings and trips.

learn more about Global Forum
Members gather at an event.

President’s Circle ($5K)

At this top level of membership, the President’s Circle supports critical areas of the Council’s mission, including expanding investment in area schools, covering costs for student attendance at speaker events, diplomatic outreach, and much more.

learn more about President’s Circle
Meridian Young Professionals

Meridian Young Professionals ($25-$5K)

(ages 20-40)

Members who are early in their career have access to dynamic and enlightening programming tailored specifically for them. Meridian members come from all industries and backgrounds but share a common interest in community and global engagement, foreign policy, culture, and current events.

learn more about Meridian Young Professionals
Students At A Table

Reduced Rate Memberships ($25)

Our Council programming provides a unique opportunity to learn from some of the foremost thinkers and leaders in the world and expand their global knowledge. Students, educators, and active military can enjoy access to these opportunities – as well as the full benefits of Council membership – for just $25/year.

learn more about these discounted membership rates opportunities!

Highlights

Here at the Council, we are focused on making an impact in DFW: educating North Texans about global issues that matter, connecting local citizen diplomats with visiting emerging leaders, and inspiring civic engagement and life-long learning.

The numbers aren’t the full story, but they do help to communicate some of that measurable impact.

View FY2023 Annual Report

70

public programs

connecting North Texans with the world’s foremost leaders and experts on topics that matter

23

international
visitor groups

exploring ideas, sharing cultures, and building lasting relationships through professional and cultural exchanges

81

participating
north texas schools

providing high-quality programming on international affairs and civic engagement to educators and students

3532

members

from generous corporate sponsors and business leaders to students, educators – all committed to global awareness