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2024 Mike Rawlings Lecture

Mark McKinnon
Tue Sep 24

2024 Mike Rawlings Lecture

Mark McKinnon
Tue Sep 24

2024 Mike Rawlings Lecture

featuring political advisor, reform advocate, media columnist and Showtime’s Circus television producer Mark McKinnon. Moderated by former City of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings.

Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CT

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Additional Support Provided by Cher & David Jacobs

Mark McKinnon

More than half of the world’s countries are democratic and 2024 has become the election year, with 49% of the world’s population going to the voting booth. With a record number of elections being held this year, how do the results abroad affect our upcoming November election? Join the Council in welcoming back Mark McKinnon in conversation with former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings for the 2024 Mike Rawlings Endowed Lecture Series.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Mark McKinnon Headshot

Mark McKinnon is a multifaceted figure known for his roles as a political advisor, advocate for reform, media columnist, and television producer. He is the creator and co-host of Showtime’s acclaimed documentary series The Circus and has worked with President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain, and Bono. Committed to bipartisanship, McKinnon co-founded No Labels and is a board member of Take Back Our Republic, which advocates for electoral reforms. McKinnon is a columnist and served as a governor of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. He attended the University of Texas, where he was editor of The Daily Texan.

ABOUT THE MODERATOR

Mike Rawlings Headshot

The Honorable Mike Rawlings was the longest serving Mayor of Dallas (2011-2019) in over 50 years. Rawlings is a founding partner of CIC Partners, its current vice-chairman, and has been with the firm since its inception in 2004. He is a graduate of Boston College. Mike Rawlings is a recipient of the H. Neil Mallon Award, presented by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth in 2019, where the Mike Rawlings Endowed Lecture series was first announced.

The Mike Rawlings Annual Lecture Series was created to honor Mr. Rawlings for his service to our city – especially for raising the international prominence of the City of Dallas while mayor. During his terms as mayor, he fostered meaningful relationships with other leaders who proved the wide-reaching impact of local leadership. Since its inception, the series has hosted Rahm Emmanual (former mayor of Chicago), Keisha Lance Bottoms (former mayor of Atlanta), and, in partnership with the Dallas Morning News, Joe Straus (former Speaker of the TX House of Representatives).

Thank you to our Mike Rawlings Endowed Lecture sponsors:

FOUNDING DONORS
Billingsley Company, The Beck Group, Crow Holdings, HALL Group, Tim Headington & Headington Companies, KDC Real Estate Development, and Laura & Jack Matthews

SUPPORTERS
Doug Chestnut, Jill & Michael Dardick, Frank Mihalopoulos,Herb Weitzman, and Abigail & Todd Williams

  • About the event

    More than half of the world’s countries are democratic and 2024 has become the election year, with 49% of the world’s population going to the voting booth. With a record number of elections being held this year, how do the results abroad affect our upcoming November election? Join the Council in welcoming back Mark McKinnon in conversation with former Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings for the 2024 Mike Rawlings Endowed Lecture Series.

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER

    Mark McKinnon Headshot

    Mark McKinnon is a multifaceted figure known for his roles as a political advisor, advocate for reform, media columnist, and television producer. He is the creator and co-host of Showtime’s acclaimed documentary series The Circus and has worked with President George W. Bush, Senator John McCain, and Bono. Committed to bipartisanship, McKinnon co-founded No Labels and is a board member of Take Back Our Republic, which advocates for electoral reforms. McKinnon is a columnist and served as a governor of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. He attended the University of Texas, where he was editor of The Daily Texan.

    ABOUT THE MODERATOR

    Mike Rawlings Headshot

    The Honorable Mike Rawlings was the longest serving Mayor of Dallas (2011-2019) in over 50 years. Rawlings is a founding partner of CIC Partners, its current vice-chairman, and has been with the firm since its inception in 2004. He is a graduate of Boston College. Mike Rawlings is a recipient of the H. Neil Mallon Award, presented by the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth in 2019, where the Mike Rawlings Endowed Lecture series was first announced.

    The Mike Rawlings Annual Lecture Series was created to honor Mr. Rawlings for his service to our city – especially for raising the international prominence of the City of Dallas while mayor. During his terms as mayor, he fostered meaningful relationships with other leaders who proved the wide-reaching impact of local leadership. Since its inception, the series has hosted Rahm Emmanual (former mayor of Chicago), Keisha Lance Bottoms (former mayor of Atlanta), and, in partnership with the Dallas Morning News, Joe Straus (former Speaker of the TX House of Representatives).

    Thank you to our Mike Rawlings Endowed Lecture sponsors:

    FOUNDING DONORS
    Billingsley Company, The Beck Group, Crow Holdings, HALL Group, Tim Headington & Headington Companies, KDC Real Estate Development, and Laura & Jack Matthews

    SUPPORTERS
    Doug Chestnut, Jill & Michael Dardick, Frank Mihalopoulos,Herb Weitzman, and Abigail & Todd Williams