Council Program Audience


We host leaders, scholars, authors, and changemakers in conversation – the people shaping our world. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, we are committed to promoting understanding through programming that encompasses varied perspectives and experiences, providing a full picture of people, issues, and cultures.

Our mission is to educate and engage – not advocate.

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Areas of Work

Areas of Work






Mon Apr 22

President’s Circle Dinner with Oliver Barbier-Mueller and Alexis Barbier-Mueller

Featuring Co-Presidents of Harwood International Oliver Barbier-Mueller and Alexis Barbier-Mueller
06:30 PM CT | Dallas , TX
New Cold Wars
Tue Apr 23

NEW COLD WARS: China’s Rise, Russia’s Invasion, and America’s Struggle to Defend the West

Featuring New York Times White House Correspondent David Sanger
06:00 PM CT | Dallas , TX
No Labels
Wed Apr 24

Beyond Partisanship: A New Perspective with No Labels

Featuring former City of Dallas Mayors Tom Leppert and Mike Rawlings
05:30 PM CT | Dallas , TX
Karl Rove Action Shot
Thu Apr 25

2024 Sumners Civics Lecture: Navigating the Political Climate with Karl Rove

featuring former Deputy Chief of Staff for the George W. Bush administration Karl Rove, and moderated by Council President &
06:00 PM CT | Dallas , TX
Nuclear Explosion
Thu May 02

Countdown with Sarah Scoles | The Blinding Future of Nuclear Weapons

With Author Sarah Scoles. Moderated by Council President Emeritus Jim Falk.
06:00 PM CT
China - India Flag
Tue May 07

Indo-Pacific: How is the U.S. Navigating Troubled Waters?

featuring Kenneth I. Juster, former U.S. Ambassador to India
05:30 PM CT | Dallas , TX
Kosovo President Vjosa Osmani
Wed May 08

Morning with the President of Kosovo: A Dialogue on Leadership and Global Engagement

featuring Her Excellency, President Vjosa Osmani of Kosovo
11:00 AM CT | Dallas , TX
2024 Election Cycle
Thu May 09

2024 Elections: Challenges Facing U.S. Foreign Policy

featuring David Kramer, executive director of the George W. Bush Institute
06:00 PM CT | Dallas , TX
Mr. Texas
Thu May 16

Mr. Texas

Featuring Lawrence Wright, author, playwright, and staff writer for "The New Yorker"
06:00 PM CT | Dallas , TX
40th Mallon Award (logo on blue extruded map)
Recent Highlights

40th Annual H. Neil Mallon Award Dinner

Honoring Kenneth A. Hersh, President and Chief Executive Officer of George W. Bush Presidential Library, and featuring Bill Browder, Financier, Author, & Activist, as Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, November 1 | 6:00 PM

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Amanda Ledwon dressed in traditional Ukrainian dance outfit
Recent Highlights

International Educator of the Year Award Luncheon 2023

Honoring Amanda Ledwon of Denton Independent School District, and featuring Ned Price, Spokesman for the U.S. State Department

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